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NOAA and the Whale

Thursday, April 09, 2009


This morning at 8 a.m., a 30-foot humpback whale was spotted in a shipping lane near the Verrazano Bridge. While the Coast Guard cleared the shipping lanes, the humpback took a detour to Coney ...

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Thar She Blows

Thursday, April 09, 2009

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That's the sound of green energy in the making - rather one of six wind turbines that have been placed atop the newest building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard industrial complex. Andrew Kimball is the president of the Navy ...

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Dogs Love It!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

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Just back from the NY Auto Show.

Every car maker is touting green creds and/or affordability...Great ideas, but very same-y after a while. How to stand out then?

Honda broke out of the pack with their 'dog friendly' Element, including 'leash ready' ...

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Today in History: Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial

Thursday, April 09, 2009

American contralto Marian Anderson performs in front of 75,000 spectators. Finnish accompanist Kosti Vehanen is on the piano.

American contralto Marian Anderson performs in front of 75,000 spectators. Finnish accompanist Kosti Vehanen is on the piano.

On April 9, 1939, ...

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From Homer to Homer: Morning Edition Spans Millennia

Thursday, April 09, 2009

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We achieved a rare feat on Morning Edition today. In the span of just eight minutes we took you from Springfield's Homer to ancient Greece's Homer!

Homer and his fellow ...

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Whale Migration Season Brings Leviathans to NYC

Thursday, April 09, 2009

A whale spotted near the Verrazano Narrows Bridge this morning has headed towards more open waters near Coney Island. Spokeswoman Terry Frady with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this is whale migration season and it's not unusual to see them in New York. ...

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Mayor Bloomberg "Greens" His Home

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg has been pushing New York to become a greener city. He's instituted a one million tree planting program, required municipal buildings to become more energy efficient and today was on hand for the announcement that the Brooklyn Navy Yards would be partly powered ...

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Auto Show Attendees Fixated on the Economy

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The New York Auto Show opens to the public today at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. WNYC's Ilya Marritz attended a preview for industry people and found no one has escaped the down economy.

REPORTER: Rene Abdallah is a good example of how the Detroit's problems ...

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Gillibrand Pledges Better Care for Seniors

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is reaching out to the city's seniors and touting a plan to help them out. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

REPORTER: New York's junior senator toured three Brooklyn senior citizen centers to announce a three-point plan that she says would provide better care to ...

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Governor Paterson Ready to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Now that Iowa and Vermont have done it, Governor Paterson says he's ready to put forth a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, even if the legislature doesn't appear ready to pass it.

PATERSON: Let the legislation go up or down based on whether people like it ...

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The Stimulus Shuffle

Thursday, April 09, 2009

HOST: Mayor Bloomberg last week laid out a plan to spend $260 million in transportation money from the federal stimulus bill. It’ll go to the Brooklyn Bridge, the Staten Island Ferry terminal, and new sidewalk furniture in Bedford Stuyvesant – sort of. WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman ...

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Parents Cast "Straw" Votes for Education Councils

Thursday, April 09, 2009

City parents are participating in their first ever "straw vote" for members of Community Education Councils. The councils have little power except over school zoning. Their members are technically elected just by PTA leaders. But this year, the Department of Education created a symbolic vote, ...

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Madoff's Mets Tickets on eBay

Thursday, April 09, 2009

You can help liquidate disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's assets by buying his Citifield seats for the Mets' home opener this Monday.

The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Madoff's securities firm put a pair of tickets up for auction on the website, eBay. They're good ones, too, ...

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Bloomberg and Unions Spar Over Cuts

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg shot back at union leaders who have criticized him for proposing more layoffs. He says he won't have to lay off 7,000 city workers if unions agree to contribute toward health care costs, and to create a new, cheaper pension tier for new ...

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Commercial Rents Nosedive, Ripple Throughout NYC

Thursday, April 09, 2009

We’ve had a slew of reports this month, showing that commercial rents in Manhattan are falling fast - faster than they have since record keeping began in the 1980s. As financial firms, some of the city's largest employers, cut jobs, they're giving up the offices ...

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The Tables Have Turned

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Commercial brokers chase leases. Story by WNYC’s Lisa Chow.

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Obama Chicken Joint: Critics Cry Fowl!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

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The owner of a Brownsville fast food joint may have rode the wave of Obamamania a bit too far after he recently renamed his restaurant Obama Fried Chicken.

Despite protests last week, the manager, Mohammad Jabbar from Bangladesh, ...

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Life Insurance...Not So Dull After All!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Spring-time flowers bloom on a tree in front of the U.S. Treasury Department building. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Spring-time flowers bloom on a tree in front of the U.S. Treasury Department building. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Could another insurer crumble and follow ...

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He is the Lorax

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced a $2 million federal grant that will pay for the creation of green jobs, as part of MillionTreesNYC program. The mayor made the announcement on Garrison Avenue at Edgewater Road along the Bronx River, surrounded by MillionTreesNYC trainees. The ...

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Jews Gather to Bless the Creation of the Sun

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Brooklyn Jews celebrate the biblical creation of the sun. (Matt Carl)

Brooklyn Jews celebrate the biblical creation of the sun. (Matt Carl)

The eight-day festival of Passover starts at sunset tonight, and millions of Jews around the world will join with their ...

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