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Alec Hamilton

Associate Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Rep. Peter King on Donald Trump and the GOP

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Republican Congressman from Long Island says Donald Trump's decision to sit out Thursday's presidential debate will only help his ratings.

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The Chemistry Beneath Your Boots

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Imagine building a brick wall with bagels or baseball bats. Now you know how rock salt melts ice in winter.

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New York Advocates Say Ban on Solitary for Juveniles is a Good Start

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An advocate who spent years in solitary in New York says President Obama's reforms should extend to adults.

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A Chestnut Tree Grows in Brooklyn... Again

Thursday, January 14, 2016

For the first time in a century, an American Chestnut tree has reproduced in Brooklyn. It could be the beginning of a comeback. 

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What City Life Does to the Country Mouse

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Yes, Charles Darwin, species can evolve significantly over just a few years — especially in cities. 

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Bright White Streetlights Giving Bugs the Blues

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New York City is replacing its yellow lamps with LED lights. That's good for carbon emissions, but it could also disrupt the ecological balance in and around cities.

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A Big Effort To Save Tiny Snails

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Scientists in upstate New York are working to ensure that a single event doesn't wipe out an entire species.

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Construction Deaths Up Amid Building Boom

Friday, November 27, 2015

A New York Times investigation found the increase in rates of deaths and injuries exceeds the increase in construction.

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Untruths and Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is frequently called out on the accuracy of his claims. But his untruths aren't hurting his standing among supporters.

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How They Voted: Local Lawmakers Weigh in on Syrian Refugee Debate

Friday, November 20, 2015

A look at how the Congressional delegations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut voted on the American SAFE Act of 2015.

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Moldy Bananas May Hold the Secret to Saving Bats' Lives

Thursday, November 19, 2015

How a 25-year-old graduate student in a messy lab came up with a promising solution to a deadly disease.

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The Magic School Bus Comes to Life

Thursday, November 05, 2015

A decommissioned San Fransisco transit bus brings high powered microscopes and enthusiastic scientists to New York City schoolchildren.

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NYPD Terrorism Commissioner Says Protecting City Requires "Balance"

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The head of NYPD's counter-terrorism unit says there's a balance between protecting the public from attacks and not invading people's privacy or infringing on their rights.

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The Gray Whale Sneaks Back into the Atlantic, Two Centuries Later

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A researcher says gray whales used to roam back and forth between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Their reappearance off of Africa may be due to global warming.

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Mayor de Blasio to Spend More on Fighting Homelessness

Monday, September 28, 2015

The city will hire more lawyers to help families facing eviction and focus efforts on rapidly gentrifying areas.

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High Fives for Staten Island's Very Own Frog Species

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Modern technology has validated a decades-old hunch about a New York native.  

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Candida Royalle, Feminist Porn Pioneer, Dies at 64

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Candida Royalle started out as a performer in porn films before moving behind the camera. 

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Legionnaires' Strikes Some as Young as 30

Friday, August 07, 2015

Most fatalities from the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease have been older adults with underlying medical issues. But those are not the only people getting sick.

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Garner's Death Means 'Transformation' of Relationship Between Police and Community

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Garner family spiritual adviser says he's hopeful that police and community will "stay at the table" of compromise for police reforms. 

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NYPD Making Some Undocumented Stops, Monitor Report Says

Friday, July 10, 2015

Since a court ruling, stops have plummeted from an all-time high in 2011 of 685,724. There were 46,235 in 2014, and for the first quarter of this year, there were only 7,135.

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