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African Burial Ground

Friday, October 03, 2003

In New York today, hundreds of people are expected to turn out to welcome the return of the remains of more than 400 bodies removed from an African Burial Ground during the 1991 construction of a federal office building. NPR's Allison Keyes reports on the ...

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"No Match" Letters: Immigrants Lose Jobs

Friday, October 03, 2003

Every year dozens of immigrant workers lose their jobs due to what are called no match letters sent by the Social Security Administration. Unions with a large immigrant membership say the number is likely in the hundreds when you account for those who simply disappear ...

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Bloomberg Announces New Approach to Emergency Housing

Friday, October 03, 2003

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the city will change the way it does business with the owners of emergency hotels for the homeless. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Amy Eddings reported last June how the current system fails both the homeless and city taxpayers. WNYC's Andrea ...

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Reading, Writing and Reform: Part 6

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Mayor Bloomberg has promised to reform the city school system with the same zeal his predecessor devoted to the war on crime. Bloomberg - and his chancellor, Joel Klein - have tried to streamline the unwieldy system with a new management structure and core curriculum. ...

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Brooklyn’s New Bishop

Thursday, October 02, 2003

On Friday, Roman Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens will have a new leader. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will replace retiring bishop Thomas Daily, in a solemn ceremony in Bay Ridge. WNYC's Amy Eddings has this report on the challenges he faces in the country's fifth-largest diocese.

Bishop DiMarzio, ...

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Degrees of Concern

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Hour 1: Degrees of Concern by John Rudolph
Hour 2: Nationwide call in with Brian Lehrer and Steve Curwood


Email your comments and questions to livingonearth@wnyc.org

Wall Street goes Waterworld!
Marshes disappear in Jamaica Bay!
Rising seas swamp Ground Zero!
Infectious disease on the rise! ...

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Reading, Writing and Reform Part 5: The New Math

Monday, September 29, 2003

This year, most New York City students are learning from a new curriculum. In our ongoing series Reading, Writing and Reform, WNYC's Beth Fertig looks at the Math Curriculum by visiting PS 298 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

TEACHER: OK what did you do? Did you count?

The first ...

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In Religious Theater, Everyone's a Critic

Friday, September 26, 2003

The modern theater has its roots in ancient religious rituals. And as anyone who's been to a Christmas or Easter pageant knows, modern religion sometimes draws generously from the stage. As Jews around the world head to synagogues for the High Holy Days, this weekend ...

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United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan addressing the United Nations General Assembly

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Excellencies, you are the United Nations. The staff who were killed and injured in the attack on our Baghdad headquarters were your staff. You had given them a mandate to assist the suffering Iraqi people, and to help Iraq recover its national sovereignty.

In future, not only in Iraq but wherever ...

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President Bush addressing the United Nations General Assembly

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, 24 months ago--and yesterday in the memory of America--the center of New York City became a battlefield and a graveyard and the symbol of an unfinished war. Since that day, terrorists have struck in Bali, in Mombasa, in Casablanca, in ...

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Gaining Allies

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

The deadline to apply to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is three months away. The fund has been slow to catch on. Many families, and their lawyers, have criticized the fund, and its administrator, Kenneth Feinberg. Now, as time runs out to apply, the ...

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Parent Coordinators

Monday, September 22, 2003

This fall, each of the city's 12-hundred schools has a new Parent Coordinator. These coordinators are seen as a potential catalyst in the chancellor's reform of the school system. In our ongoing series, Reading, Writing and Reform, WNYC's Beth Fertig has this profile of one ...

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Afrobeat Music Gains New Audience

Friday, September 19, 2003

Nigerian Afrobeat music from the 1970's is gaining a brand new audience in New York. There are now a dozen young Afrobeat bands around town. Its creator Fela Kuti died in 1997. Judith Kampfner reports on the evolution of a new cultural icon.

Kampfner: Vivien Goldman ...

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Labor Days: Part 3

Friday, September 19, 2003

Former clients of the Elizabeth Seton Childbirthing Center in Manhattan are mourning the demise of the pioneering institution. It closed late last month, but the center might still be setting trends: other nurse-midwife practices around the city -- and around the country -- say economics ...

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Kathy Boudin Released on Parole

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Former Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin spends her first full day on parole after 22 years in prison. Her case won national attention when the Bryn Mawr graduate turned fugitive was involved in a robbery that left three people dead. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The ...

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Hurricane Isabel

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for portions of the metro area. A wind advisory is also in effect through this morning. A high surf advisory continues out to Montauk Point. Isabel is moving toward the north-northwest near 23 mph. The center of Isabel is expected to ...

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9/11: Two Year Anniversary

Friday, September 12, 2003

There were memorials and ceremonies throughout the city yesterday marking the second anniversary of the September 11th attacks. WNYC's Beth Fertig has this look at how the city and New Yorkers were mourning the event two years later.

Two years ago, the corner of Bleecker and ...

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Immigrants Struggle in Garment Industry

Friday, September 12, 2003

The largest manufacturing industry in New York city remains apparel. But the economic down turn that worsened after the 2001 terrorist attacks dealt a large blow to an industry already shrinking. The immigrants employed in garment factories say two years later they continue to struggle ...

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Zankel Halls Opens

Friday, September 12, 2003

One hundred and twelve years ago, the first notes of a piano recital rang out from Carnegie Hall - not from the main auditorium - but from a subterranean concert space, below West 57th Street. Tonight, after many different incarnations and renovations, a new performance ...

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Rebuilding: Plans for the World Trade Center Site

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Two years ago this month, the world literally looked on in horror as the twin towers collapsed. New Yorkers - and the world shared a communal sense of loss. As the months and years have passed, the effort to decide what to do with the ...

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