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Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC presents a rare interview with Malcolm X conducted by reporter Eleanor Fischer in 1961 when Malcolm X was still an active spokesman for Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

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De Blasio Says Lack of Affordable Housing Threatens 'Very Soul' of NYC

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
In his second State of the City address, the mayor proposed a plan for affordable housing that he said will take aim at the issue of inequality.

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Latest NYPD Officer Caught in Assault on Cell Phone Indicted

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
An NYPD police officer was arraigned on an indictment in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday where he was charged with stomping on the head of a suspect last July.

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First African-American Speaker in NYS Says He'll Tackle Ethics

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
Carl Heastie said ethics reforms would happen under his watch.

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NYPD Bruised

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
A WNYC investigation of NYPD use of force and police accountability after the death of Eric Garner.

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What Happens When a Wetland is No Longer Wet?

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Sandy dumped a bunch of sand on a protected wetland and now the owner wants to build on it.

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Christie's Luxurious Travel Often Paid for by Others

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
According to the New York Times, King Abdullah of Jordan paid $30,000 for Christie, his family and some aides to stay in a luxurious hotel at the end of a Middle East trip.

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De Blasio Will Focus on Housing During State of the City Speech

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

After a turbulent first year in office, the mayor will make affordable housing a top priority in 2015.

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Reading, Writing and Psychotherapy: When Schools Step In

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
Schools are an early point of detection for serious emotional problems, but most don't have the resources or training to respond. This rambunctious 9-year-old is one of the lucky ones.

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Heastie's Hasty Ascent

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
Carl Heastie, the man expected to replace Sheldon Silver as the New York State Assembly Speaker, is rarely quoted in the press and does most of his business behind closed doors.

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Cuomo to Lawmakers: Pass Ethics Reform or No Budget

Monday, February 02, 2015

The governor made the ultimatum as he unveiled his own 5-point ethics reform plan.

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Protecting Immigrants Against Fraudulent 'Lawyers'

Monday, February 02, 2015

Immigrant New Yorkers in need of legal assistance are getting rights and protections under a new state law.

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Oh Snow! Another Winter Storm Targets NYC Area

Monday, February 02, 2015

But Mayor de Blasio says it doesn't appear to be the "nightmare" forecast that led to unfounded warnings for last week's storm.

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De Blasio to Unveil New Artist Housing, Workspace

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC
In his 2015 State of the City address on Tuesday, the mayor will make affordable housing his top priority and will announce a new program for the city's artists and makers.

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MTA Running Regular Weekday Service

Monday, February 02, 2015

Subways and commuter rails are open for today's storm, but commuter should allow some extra travel time as some delays are expected.

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Captain America, with a Turban

Monday, February 02, 2015

A New York software engineer and cartoonist has been re-creating the patriotic super-hero since 2013, and he is now the subject of a YouTube documentary.

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Voices From Inside

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC
Meet Sedlis Dowdy, a diagnosed schizophrenic who spent nine years in solitary confinement. He gets out of prison in five years. What will we do with him then?

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A Love Story That Could Only Happen in Flushing

Monday, February 02, 2015

The debut novel from Atticus Lish, son of legendary writer and editor Gordon Lish, imagines a tender love affair between a Uighur immigrant and an Iraq War veteran.

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Waterfront Fire in Williamsburg Still Smolders

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A seven-alarm blaze that erupted at a waterfront warehouse in Brooklyn on Saturday is being monitored by rotating crews of firefighters. 

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New Flood-Plain Building Will Need to Consider Sea Level Rise

Saturday, January 31, 2015

President Obama issued an executive order on Friday directing all government agencies handing out federal aid to incorporate stricter building requirements.

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