Abbie Fentress Swanson is Harvest Public Media's reporter based at KBIA in Columbia, Mo.
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Political scientists and agricultural economist say this is the most attention they’ve seen farmers get in decades.
Forty percent of the service members fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are members of the National Guard and the Reserves. Deploying these weekend warriors abroad -- and sometimes in combat -- is a new development that's just a decade old, and it's exposed a weak link in the training and support offered the service members and their families.
Back in May, WNYC asked listeners to help us map out the city's best underground music by snapping shots and sending in video clips of favorite subway performances. And you delivered. We've made a map from the submissions, which include a classical-rock violinist playing in the West 4th Street-Washington Square station, a group of opera singers in Times Square and a trio covering Stevie Wonder on the Upper East Side.
With the debut of "The Newsroom" just a few days away on HBO, WNYC decided to pull together a list of five other films set in and around TV newsrooms. Watch trailers here.
NBC's fall season will offer the Olympic games, the return of "Sunday Night Football" and new episodes of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." Check out WNYC's "SVU" map to see where Benson, Stabler and the gang have been around town.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music unveiled its new performing arts space on Thursday. The 40,000 square-foot Richard B. Fisher Building, or BAM Fisher, sits in the footprint of the old Salvation Army building at 321 Ashland Place in Fort Greene. The space, which has its official opening on Sept. 5, will be devoted to showing the work of emerging and established artists.
Symphony Space is among the many places in the city that marks Bloomsday with a reading from Ulysses. Beginning at 7 P.M. Saturday, watch the live performance of this year's happening, called Bloomsday on Broadway, which will include readings from the novel's episodes "Sirens" and "Penelope," and musical performances central to the episodes.
The new HBO series "Girls" follows four women in their early 20s who are living in New York City -- Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, Shoshanna -- along with their friend, Adam. The crew hangs out at Brooklyn watering holes like Weather Up and Washington Commons and at city landmarks like the High Line. Help us map out where to find the "Girls" in the city by sending in a spot you've seen in the series.
The Broadway musical "Once" won eight Tony Awards on Sunday night, including for best musical and best direction of a musical. The play "Peter and the Starcatcher" won five Tonys. Other big winners included "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess," which won best revival of a musical, "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman," which won best revival of a play and "Clybourne Park," which won for best play. See a full list of the award winners.
Jeff Koons visited P.S. 112 Jose Celson Barbosa to teach the 16 second graders how to make moveable animal puppets using paper and fasteners. His visit kicked off Visual Arts Appreciation Week, during which high-profile artists will visit New York City school classrooms to talk about making art.
Keens Steakhouse, Sing Sing and the Empire State Building are just a few of the dozens of references made to 1960s New York in "Mad Men." Help us map out city spots mentioned throughout the five seasons of the show.
Community members and elected officials gathered at the company's theater on Friday to hear the terms of the new agreement -- which lowers DNA's monthly rent and rental debt.
A Latin-ska-reggae fusion band, a female mariachi group and a wind quintet were among the 25 new musical acts selected to be part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Music Under New York program.
About 100 elementary school kids will dance their way into the hearts of audience members when they honor tap legend Bill Bojangles Robinson with a performance Friday on what would have been his 134th birthday. It is also National Tap Dance Day. Listen to students practicing their moves.
The 2012 PEN World Voices Festival ended with a talk about censorship at the Cooper Union by novelist Salman Rushdie (Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses). Listen to and download Rushdie's 17-minute Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture.
New York City Ballet announced its 2012-'13 season — which features 150 performances of 65 ballets and musical scores by 44 composers — on Monday.
Help us discover the city's best underground music by snapping a shot or sending us a video clip of your favorite subway performance.
Writer and historian David McCullough and contemporary music composer Steve Reich will receive the academy's most significant prizes — gold medals for distinguished achievements in biography and music — during the star- and literati-studded annual American Academy of Arts and Letters luncheon in Manhattan on Wednesday.
The New York City Council met Monday morning to discuss Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed $100 million in budget cuts to the city's three library systems. Presidents from the libraries urged the council to restore the proposed cuts so they could avoid laying off hundreds of workers, closing library branches and limiting the number of books they can purchase.
On Wednesday, musicians will play their best songs in front of a panel of judges in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in the hopes of being selected to be part of the MTA's Music Under New York program. Help us discover the city's best underground music by snapping a shot or sending us a video clip of your favorite subway performance.