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Religious Huckster or Humanitarian?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Is Hector the Inventor guided by God — or just a struggling huckster?
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In Record Year, D.C. Builds Nine Miles Of Bike Lanes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The District, which is marking a record year for bike lane construction, now has a total of 69 lanes.
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MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ridership on the New York City subway is booming — and so are delays.
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Mayor De Blasio's Charter School Dilemma

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
With more charter schools seeking space in public school buildings, the mayor of New York City has a week left to announce his policy for choosing the winners and the losers.
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Making Pre-K Teachers Better through Coaching

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
New York City has hired more coaches to help pre-k teachers.... but are there enough of them to ensure quality?
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Most NYC Teachers Get High Ratings in New Evaluation System

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Despite the controversy over the new teacher evaluation system, it did not result in many more city teachers getting bad marks. It's more nuanced than that.
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The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten.  A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.
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City Agrees to Stop Schools from Using 911 for Discipline

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
New York City has settled a lawsuit that claimed the public schools relied too heavily on the 911 emergency number when disciplining disruptive students. 
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A Girl with Down Syndrome Takes Her Place in the Community

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hema Ramaswamy has Down syndrome, but that didn’t stop her from rigorously studying Indian classical dance for years, and giving a grueling solo performance before hundreds. 
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PR Expert to Muslims: Face Your Haters

Monday, December 15, 2014

As the Western world continues to grapple with the perceived threats of extremist Islam, American Muslims weigh in.
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A War on Christmas? Not in New York City

Monday, December 15, 2014

In multicultural New York City, even non-Christians get a kick out of the holiday spirit.  Micropolis talks to Aasif Mandvi, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Hasidic Jews from Borough Park.
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The Hare Krishnas Are Back, Thanks to Occupy Wall Street

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hare Krishnas were once seen as aggressive, in-your-face zealots. After practically vanishing from the streets of New York, they've returned — in a kinder, gentler incarnation. 
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Glenn Close & John Lithgow, Robbie Rogers, Joel Klein

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Protest Songs, Dick Cavett and Police Misconduct Investigations

Friday, December 12, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Protest Songs (First) | Dick Cavett (Starts at 31:55) | Police Misconduct Investigations (Starts at 47:32)
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Citi Bike's 'Shoddy' Management Left Riders In the Lurch: Audit

Friday, December 12, 2014

A new audit confirms what most New York City bike share users have already experienced: the system suffered from bad management. But officials say better days are ahead.
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The Rise and Fall of the East Village Art Scene

Friday, December 12, 2014

WNYC
A 1983 interview with three East Village gallerists who tell us what the scene was really like in the early-1980s.
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A Non-Book Gift Guide for Your Special Bibliophile

Friday, December 12, 2014

WNYC
Nailing down the perfect book to get someone for the holidays is near impossible. So we won't even try. Instead, here are some literary-inspired gifts for the bookworm in your life.
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NYC Council Pushes For More Diversity at Top Schools

Thursday, December 11, 2014

There's a range of views on the test for admission to some of the city's best high schools but agreement that there should be more test prep and recruiting in all middle schools.
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Look! I Taught My Dad To Download Podcasts

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The New Tech City intern took on a huge challenge. She taught her dad how to listen to podcasts, and boy was it fun. 
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This Bus Is Slower Than a Lava Flow

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The M79, an actual motor vehicle that zooms across Manhattan at about half the speed of flowing lava, just won this year's Pokey award. 
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