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Newark Offers Broadband for Free or Cheap

Friday, January 30, 2015

A pilot to get internet to the unconnected.

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Shake Shack is Now a Publicly-Traded Company

Friday, January 30, 2015

As of Friday, the burger chain Shake Shack is a publicly traded company — and investors sure like what they see on the menu.

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Bloomberg's Signature Anti-Poverty Program to Be Expanded by de Blasio

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
The mayor plans to continue the work of the Young Men's Initiative to ensure it meets goals set by President Obama.

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Listen to Amy Eddings Say Goodbye to WNYC

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday was the last day at WNYC for All Things Considered Host Amy Eddings. She's moving to Ada, Ohio. But first, she said goodbye to listeners.

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How to Get Your Hoof In the Door and Other Farm Business Marketing Tips

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
Native New Yorker Ruby Metzner didn't know a thing about farming. But she used her marketing skills to develop a thriving pig farm.

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Opening Statements Today in Etan Patz Case

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
More than three decades after the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, a trial is opening today for the man accused of his killing.

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A 200-Year Selfie Obsession

Friday, January 30, 2015

Artists have been painting themselves for centuries. A new show presents the good, the bad and the ugly.  

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Three Men and Their Slush Funds

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.

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Billionaire's Boondoggle or Essential Tax Credit? More Debate Over 421-A

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Tenants rights rallied outside City Hall demanding an end to a controversial tax break for real estate developers. The City Council appears to agree.

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City Faults Bronx Defenders For Role in Violent, Anti-Cop Rap Video

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Lyrics calling for violence against cops aren't unusual. But when a major city contractor is involved, officials took notice.

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City Hospitals Privatization Efforts Rebuffed

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The city's Health and Hospitals Corporation wants to save money by privatizing many services. But unions and their allies say dialysis is a red line HHC shouldn't cross.

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Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Speaks Out

Thursday, January 29, 2015

His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.

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If You Think Manhattan is Pricey, Try Buying Farmland Near New York City

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Farmland in lower Hudson River counties like Columbia County can go for $7,000 to $10,000 an acre, too pricey for beginning farmers. Rental agreements and land conservancies can help.

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Goodbye, Amy

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Amy Eddings, our All Things Considered host since 2004, is leaving WNYC this week, and we've been collecting your kind goodbye messages here.

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Woes at NYPD, But Plenty of New Officer Applicants

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With ongoing protests over the death of Eric Garner and discontent between police and city hall, the NYPD has had a rough start to the year. So who wants to be an officer these days?

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Every 3.5 Days, Someone Attempts Suicide Off the George Washington Bridge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Potential suicide victims have been talked off the ledge by Port Authority police only to return weeks later to successfully jump.  

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The 'Golden Toad' Is Not — Well, Golden

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Venerable theater company Talking Band turns 40 this year. But this isn't the show that should commemorate the anniversary.

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Army Corps Finds Fault with Massive Storm Barriers

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The agency that once championed hard engineering solutions now has a lot of good things to say about natural ways to reduce flood damage.

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Assembly Speaker Silver's Departure Could End Up Raising Your Rent

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WNYC
Sheldon Silver brokered a deal between housing advocates and real estate developers on a key bill up for re-approval. Without him, stakeholders have their claws out.

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NYC's First Lady Announces a New Approach to Mental Health

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WNYC
The first step is to diagnose the problem, says First Lady Chirlane McCray.

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