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Paterson: Budget Spending is Basically Flat

Monday, April 06, 2009

Governor Paterson says the state's new state budget agreement does not represent an increase in spending.

Republican lawmakers have criticized the $131 billion agreement reached Friday because it includes close to $10 billion more than last year's budget.

Speaking on WWRL this morning, Paterson says those dollars ...

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Revellers Celebrate 107th Birthday

Monday, April 06, 2009

If you happened to be in Union Square this weekend, that's one of the places you might have seen - or at least heard - a convoy of 28 RV's driven by members of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.

The occasion was the 107th birthday of the late ...

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Cuts Threaten Pre-K Slots

Monday, April 06, 2009

Daycare centers that run pre-kindergarten programs say the city has implemented an unexpected and complicated budget cut that threatens pre-K slots. WNYC's cindy rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: Hundreds of low income parents send their kids to pre-K at daycare centers funded by the Administration for Children's Services. ...

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Dismal Poll Numbers for Governor Paterson

Monday, April 06, 2009

New Yorkers' opinion of Governor David Paterson is so low, many think he should reconsider running for re-election. A new poll released by Quinnipiac University shows voters disapprove of the job Paterson is doing, 60 percent to 28 percent. That's the lowest approval rating EVER ...

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Tim’s Electronic Transition

Monday, April 06, 2009

How Tim Geithner brought derivatives trading into the computer age. Guest: Jeff Gerth, ProPublica

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Cardinal Egan to Get Pacemaker

Monday, April 06, 2009

Cardinal Edward Egan's scheduled surgery for a pacemaker implant has been postponed.

The retiring Archbishop was hospitalized over the weekend with stomach pain.

Spokesman Joe Zwilling says the surgery has been "temporarily postponed" after doctors decided it could wait until Egan's stomach condition improved and he regained ...

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Empire State Building Going Green

Monday, April 06, 2009

The Empire State Building already glows green, for holidays like Saint Patrick's Day. Now, the iconic skyscraper is GOING green, with a major environmental makeover that is expected to cut its carbon emissions by 38 percent. Iain Campbell is with Johnson Controls, which helped plan ...

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Independence Party Endorses Bloomberg

Monday, April 06, 2009

Even though Mayor Bloomberg is trying to convince the Republican Party to take him back and give him a ballot line, he got a warm welcome from members of the Independence Party just before securing their endorsement yesterday for the November ballot line.

The mayor, who ...

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Morgenthau Says US Could Solve Off-Shore Banking Problem Overnight

Sunday, April 05, 2009

This week, the world's leading economic powers grappled with how to achieve greater accountability for international banks that rely on secret, off-shore tax havens. As Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau tells WNYC's Bob Hennelly, the US could solve the problem for itself overnight.

REPORTER: As the ...

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Kidnapped UN Worker From New Jersey Headed Home from Pakistan

Sunday, April 05, 2009

An American United Nations worker abducted more than two months ago headed home Sunday, a day after he turned up unharmed alongside a road in western Pakistan with his hands and feet bound. New Jersey native John Solecki was discovered in a village some 30 ...

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Cyclone Opens at Coney Island

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Coney Island has long been known as the "playground by the sea," but the place has been in limbo lately. The city is in a standstill with developer Thor Equities over purchasing more than 10 acres, and hearings continue on the city's broad rezoning plan. ...

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Goodbye Shea...Hello Citi Field

Saturday, April 04, 2009

The Mets had an auspicious win last night at the first exhibition game in their new stadium, beating the Red Sox 4-3.

Mets fans reveled in Citi Field's open space and surprisingly good ball park food on the promenade deck and various eateries.

Lifelong Mets fan Steve ...

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Binghamton Gunman Was Apparently Depressed About Job Loss and Poor English Skills

Saturday, April 04, 2009

The man who police say killed 13 people in a shooting rampage inside an immigrant community center in Binghamton was depressed and angry over losing his job and about his poor English skills, according to police and the city's mayor.

Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told NBC's ...

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FEAST -- a Sustainable (and Tasty) Approach to the Arts

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Necessity is the mother of invention and WNYC's cultural critic Claudia La Rocco taps into a few ways artists are coping with the economic downturn, and fostering new kinds of artistic communities.


More on Claudia's Performance Club

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City Clinics Look Forward to Stimulus Funds

Saturday, April 04, 2009

The first wave of federal stimulus money is starting to work its way into community health clinics around the state. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: $25 million for more than clinic networks around the state will disappear pretty quickly. Elizabeth Howell of the Community Healthcare ...

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Tie in the 20th District Race

Saturday, April 04, 2009

The race in New York's 20th Congressional District has gotten as close as it can possibly get. The state Board of Elections says the candidates are separated by zero votes. Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy were tied with 77,225 votes each as of ...

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Gunmen Kills 13 and Self

Friday, April 03, 2009

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Police chief of Binghampton Joe Zikuski says 14 people are dead after a shooting at the American Civic Association. Zikuski says they believe the man who entered an immigration services center and opened fire is among ...

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100 Hours of Astronomy

Friday, April 03, 2009

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The weather may be cloudy, but amateur astronomers have plans to look skyward tonight, and throughout the weekend. It's the International Year of Astronomy, and New Yorkers are among those celebrating by breaking out the telescopes. Patrick DiJusto, ...

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Inside Guantanamo

Friday, April 03, 2009

"Jane Smith," a former Army sergeant and guard, talks about working with detainees at a maximum security detention camp in Guantanamo.

Her experience--and those of other guards, as well as the detainees--is chronicled in the upcoming documentary Explorer: Inside Guantanamo.

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Main Street NYC: The Bowery, Manhattan - April Update

Friday, April 03, 2009

East Village History Project co-founder Rob Hollander

East Village History Project co-founder Rob Hollander

WNYC's Main Street Project is tracking streets across the city and in New Jersey. Last month, we gave you the first snapshot of

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