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Get-Out-the-Vote Rallies Held Around the City

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A Harlem get out the vote Saturday was one of several events held around the city to encourage people to show up at the polls on Election Day.

REPORTER: Harlem State Senator Bill Perkins, one of several elected officials at the event, says they're not taking anything for granted.

PERKINS: We're having ...

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Marathon Founder Fred Lebow Profiled in Documentary

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The arrival of marathon day in New York City can seem as inevitable as the coming of November itself. But it wasn't always that way. WNYC's Weekend Edition host Brian Zumhagen talks with director Judd Ehrlich about his documentary "Run for Your Life." It explores the history of the marathon ...

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New Jersey US Senate Candidates Meet in Final Debate

Sunday, November 02, 2008

In New Jersey, the two major party candidates for U.S. Senate met in their final debate Saturday night. Republican challenger Dick Zimmer said incumbent Frank Lautenberg has been ineffective while serving a quarter-century in Washington. But the Democrat cited accomplishments, including securing funding for port security and recently getting $13 ...

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Credit Crisis Take a Toll on New York City Housing Market

Saturday, November 01, 2008

A rising number of foreclosures and the global credit crisis are taking a toll on New York City's residential market, which was long considered bullet-proof. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more:

REPORTER: On average each day 50 new foreclosures are filed Citywide. The hardest hit neighbourhoods include Jamaica and Bellrose in Queens. ...

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What Will Happen if There's a Tie in the State Senate

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The GOP currently holds a narrow majority in the New York State Senate. Republicans say they can hold it. Democrats say they can win it. But what if neither is right, and the senate emerges tied? WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: Republicans hold a 31-29 edge, but there are currently two ...

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City Cracks Down on Truck Exhaust

Saturday, November 01, 2008

City and State environmental officers have started a monthly pollution crackdown on truckers.

REPORTER: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says they'll set up at places like the Triborough Bridge ramp in Harlem, and pull over rigs that are spewing exhaust.

STRINGER: We see in this neighborhood kids coughing out of control, and ...

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Barron Wants Answers After Brothers Shot in the Back

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron wamts to know why plainclothes police officers killed two brothers by shooting them in the back.

REPORTER: The officers are claiming self defense. Barron joined the young men's mother, Dale Baptiste, for a news conference yesterday. He says the NYPD's story doesn't add up.

BARRON: We don't ...

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Fort Greene Reacts to Recent Shooting

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Fort Greene hair salon where five people were shot on Monday is expected to reopen today. Many in the area have been discussing how such a sensational crime could happen there -- in the middle of the afternoon. WNYC's Kathleen Horan checked in with people who live and work ...

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Arab and Muslim Voters React to Assertions that Obama is a Muslim

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s detractors have sometimes accused the Illinois Senator of being Muslim and Arab –- as if those were dirty words or smears. That's been disturbing to many Arab and Muslim Americans – even though they say they're used to it, as WNYC’s Marianne McCune reports.

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City Checks Buildings After Concrete Co. Indictments

Friday, October 31, 2008

New York City inspectors are re-checking scores of buildings now that a Manhattan grand jury has indicted employees from one of the region's biggest concrete testing companies. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The indictment charges that the Testwell Group faked tests on the quality and strength of both concrete and steel ...

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A Home for Homeless Teen Moms to Be?

Friday, October 31, 2008

According to Covenant House, from January to September more than 100 young moms with dozens of kids showed up asking for help, after city officials told them they were too young to access the shelter system.

City Councilman Lewis Fidler held a hearing on the issue recently, and told of an ...

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Woman Injured in Public Housing Elevator Fall

Friday, October 31, 2008

The City Housing Authority has suspended an elevator maintenance team at an East Harlem Housing Complex. This, after a woman fell about 10 feet down an elevator shaft.

Yolanda Joyce, 28, landed on her side and back after stepping into the empty elevator shaft at the East River Houses on 105th ...

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The Art of Race and Politics

Friday, October 31, 2008

The election is on everybody’s mind. And it has a particular resonance for artists of color, who have long been dealing with politics that Barack Obama would surely recognize. Claudia La Rocco spoke with four artists who’ve been thinking about the complex intersection of art, race and politics.

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BAM Pays Tribute to Asia Argento

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sexy, scary and often naked. That’s what a career retrospective at the Brooklyn Academy of Music promises this Halloween Weekend. It’s a tribute to the Italian actress and director Asia Argento.

Joining us is Film Critic Nathan Lee. He's a regular blogger on wnyc.org and he’s written about Argento.

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What the Left Thinks of 'Socialism'

Friday, October 31, 2008

The last few weeks of turmoil on the financial markets and all the talk of bailouts and rescue plans has brought government intervention in the economy to the forefront of debate in a way it hasn’t been in a long time.

But there are some who have been advocating alternatives to ...

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Education Advocates Decry Lack of Minority Students in Gifted Programs

Friday, October 31, 2008

Education advocates are telling the Bloomberg administration, "I told you so." They say they warned education officials that mandating one standardized test across the city would lead to lower minority enrollment in the gifted and talented programs.

Leonie Haimson, of the group "Class Size Matters," says the city needs to go ...

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Halloween Home Horrifies in Howard Beach, Queens

Friday, October 31, 2008

In the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, the economic slowdown hasn't hit the stores that sell outdoor holiday decorations. Residents here take their seasonal statuary seriously. WNYC's Fred Mogul visited Roseanne and Jim Russo, who have invested about $16,000 transforming their house into a multi-colored Mecca for Halloween pilgrims.

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Day of the Dead

Friday, October 31, 2008

In the Catholic calendar, this weekend is dedicated to remembering the dead, and here in New York, immigrants from Latin America have moved spiritual rituals from private homes and cemeteries, to secular spaces like museums and public libraries.

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The Art of the Possible

Friday, October 31, 2008

As donations dry up, museums are dusting off their permanent collections.

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Race and Art

Friday, October 31, 2008

The election is on everybody’s mind. And it has a particular resonance for artists of color, who have long been dealing with politics that Barack Obama would surely recognize.

Claudia La Rocco spoke with four artists who’ve been thinking about the complex intersection of art, race and politics.

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