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Snapple School Deal Rejected by Controller

Friday, March 19, 2004

A deal giving Snapple the exclusive vending rights for beverages in all city parks and public buildings was rejected by the City Controller. Bill Thompson's decision has no bearing on Snapple's contract with the city schools. But the controller, who's considering a bid for mayor, ...

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The Ring Cycles

Thursday, March 18, 2004

The first of the Metropolitan Opera's Ring cycles begins this Saturday. WNYC's Jad Abrumrad explores why Wagner's masterpiece continues to fascinate. You can join Jad Abrumrad and listen to WNYC's one hour special --The Ring and I.

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Federal Corruption Investigation in NJ

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

The Democrats of New Jersey under Governor Jim McGreevey have created the most effective fundraising machine in the state's history. It enabled them to take control of the Governor's mansion and the state house. But that success has come at the price of a massive Federal ...

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The Snow Man

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

The days are getting longer-- crocuses are sprouting -- but even though winter seemed finished with us, it has returned for more.
Poet Phil Levine offers this poem in what we hope will be our last ode to winter.

The Snow Man
by Wallace ...

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9/11 Imagery in Campaign Ads

Thursday, March 11, 2004

President Bush is in Long Island today, attending a ground-breaking for a September Eleventh memorial. His visit today - the first to New York in months - comes as Republican Party officials are vowing to keep 9-11 front and center in the President's campaign for ...

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Sharpton Campaign: No Decisions Have Been Made

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Reverend Al Sharpton has said he expects to take his message to the Democratic National Convention regardless of whether he stays in the race. His campaign manager says no decisions have yet been made. But after getting just 8 percent of the vote in his ...

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Spitzer: Gay Marriage Illegal in N.Y.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer issued an opinion Wednesday saying gay marriage is illegal in New York, as the law currently stands. That isn't preventing fifty couples in New York City from showing up at the city clerk's office today, asking for marriage licenses. ...

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One Gay Couple's Quest For Legal Recognition

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Dozens of gay applicants for marriage licenses lined up at the city clerk's office Thursday morning. WNYC's Fred Mogul talks with one couple about their quest for legal recognition in the eyes of the state.

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Haitians In New York Debate Country's Future

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Four days after Jean-Bertrand Aristide left Haiti, Haitians here in New York debating who can best represent them and the future of their country. Reporter Jessie Graham has more.

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Voters In New York City Decided Between 'Two Johns'

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

There were nine names on the Super Tuesday ballot, and four candidates still in the race. WNYC's Alicia Zuckerman visited polling places across New York City today and found that for many voters, the race came down to deciding between the two Johns.


Thompson: I ...

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Port Authority Security Firm Faces Criminal Charges

Monday, March 01, 2004

Security has become a way of life -- guards at the entrance to residential buildings, shopping malls, every kind of work place, schools and of course the airports. But who's watching the watchers? Monday, in an Essex County court room, a security firm that does ...

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Mt. Kisco Voters

Saturday, February 28, 2004

The polls open Tuesday for Democratic primaries in New York and nine other states. As we continue our look at issues facing different communities, WNYC's Fred Mogul went to the Westchester County town of Mt. Kisco.

For many Mt. Kisco residents, the day begins with ...

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Bishops Release

Friday, February 27, 2004

American bishops released the so-called "John Jay" report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. It found about four percent of priests over the course of a 52 year period molested children. That's a far larger number than church officials had stated previously. ...

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Church Leaders Release Report on Abuse

Friday, February 27, 2004

Today, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will release numbers attempting to count how many child sexual abuse cases the church has faced since 1950, and how many priests may have been involved. It also includes the amount of money spent to settle lawsuits and ...

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New Yorkers Decide: Edwards or Kerry?

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Democrats John Edwards and John Kerry face off in a nationally televised debate tonight, one of two debates before next Tuesday's New York primary. More than deciding between the two candidates on the issues, Democratic voters will need to choose between two very different histories ...

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City Re-evaluates Meals on Wheels Program

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Aging baby boomers and longer life spans are causing the city to re-evaluate its Meals on Wheels programs. In 10 years, the Department for the aging predicts there will be 26 percent more people age 85 and older living in the city. While the population ...

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Voters In Bushwick

Monday, February 23, 2004

One week from tomorrow, New York State Democrats will go to the polls to vote in the presidential primary. In the next installment in an ongoing series about voters in the Metropolitan area, WNYC's Alicia Zuckerman spoke with residents in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.

ZUCKERMAN: ...

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Campaign Notebook: John Kerry

Monday, February 23, 2004

Democratic frontrunner John Kerry swept through New York City yesterday to rally his democratic base. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein was with the candidate. She has this campaign notebook.

The Kerry campaign is barely breaking a sweat here.

Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Congressman Charles Rangel ...

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Commentary: Lehrer Questions Undecided

Monday, February 23, 2004

With the New York primary coming up, the latest Marist Poll finds New Yorkers have a clear preference, with 66 percent supporting John Kerry, just 14 percent for John Edwards, and only ten percent undecided. WNYC's Brian Lehrer says he doesn't believe it.

Brian: If ...

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Campaign Notebook: John Edwards

Monday, February 23, 2004

Senator John Edwards campaigns in Rochester tonight - his fourth straight day of New York campaign stops. His campaign now has the opportunity its been hungering for, to take on John Kerry, freed of much of the clutter of the Democratic field. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein ...

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