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Alec Hamilton

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Killers on the Loose! Cicada Killers, That Is

Thursday, September 05, 2013

If you've noticed some enormous wasps buzzing through New York City parks recently, you're not alone. The two-inch long black and yellow Eastern Cicada Killer wasp has been turning heads and quickening steps from Prospect Park to Central Park, as the insect's late summer season draws to a close.

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As Syrian Situation Escalates, Few Refugees Seek Shelter in U.S.

Monday, September 02, 2013

While Syria's civil war has ravaged the country for more than two years, very few Syrian refugees have sought safety in the United States. The New York-based International Rescue Committee says that may be poised to change, however.

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NYC Looks to Small Boston Suburb for Cigarette Sale Restrictions

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

If the latest proposal to curb tobacco use in New York City passes, the largest city in the country will be following in the footsteps of Needham, Mass., a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,886.

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Tony Cutoff Crunch: Shows Crowd Broadway Stages

Friday, April 19, 2013

"I always look at April as sort of Broadway's clown car; the producers always see how many shows they can cram into that last two or three weeks." — Daily News theater critic Joe Dziemianowicz.

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Report: NJ County Jails Clogged with People Awaiting Trial

Monday, April 08, 2013

A new report shows New Jersey's county jails are full of people who could not afford bail and are currently awaiting trial.

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As Court Hears Arguments, Gay Couples Exchange Vows and Keep Watch

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage Tuesday, same-sex couples lined up at the city's marriage bureau in Lower Manhattan to exchange vows. It's something Erika Karp and Sari Kessler are familiar with. They were one of the first same-sex couples to get married the day it became legal in New York.

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Critics' Picks: What's Worth the Buzz (And What Isn't) on Broadway

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A handful of performances, both on and off Broadway, are making headlines this month — for reasons both good and bad: Of one of the newest shows on the Great White Way, one critic fumes: "It's one of the worst things that I've seen on Broadway in I don't know how long."

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Whiz Kids Compete for National Science Prize

Monday, March 11, 2013

Four area teens are among the 40 high school students gathered in Washington DC, to compete in the Intel Science Talent Search.

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Victim Shines Spotlight on Definition of Rape

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A New York woman is leading the fight to change the way New York State defines rape. 

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Theater: Broadway Gears Up for Spring

Friday, March 01, 2013

Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Bette Midler. These are some of the big stars landing on Broadway this spring season. And even before the stars come out, a number of other shows are drawing attention.

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New Investigation Finds High Anti-psychotic Use in Nursing Homes

Friday, March 01, 2013

There is widespread and poorly regulated use of anti-psychotic medications by several New York City nursing homes, according to a new investigation by the Gotham Gazette.

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Four Seasons Heist Fits Jewelry Thieves' Pattern, Expert Says

Monday, February 18, 2013

Police continue their search for two men who made out with an unknown amount of jewels in a brazen smash-and-grab at the Four Seasons Hotel in midtown over the weekend.

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Immigration, the Secretary of Defense, and Space Rocks

Monday, February 18, 2013

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the outrage over the administration's "Plan B' for immigration, the difficulty that Chuck Hagel is facing in his quest for confirmation as defense secretary, and new calls to watch the skies for threats from outer space.

Earth's Near Misses With Asteroids

Friday, February 15, 2013

A meteor exploded in the sky above Russia Friday morning. But astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says that's tiny compared to asteroid 2012 DA14, which will be flying by the Earth Friday afternoon.

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Obama Outlines Bold Initiatives, Sets Up Clash with Republicans

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama covered a wide range of issues from using government money to create jobs and grow the middle class to combating climate change. He set up a clash between his administration and a deeply divided Congress over some issues such as guns and immigration.

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Actors of Color Less than A Quarter of Roles on NYC Stages

Monday, February 11, 2013

A new report finds that actors of color were cast in less than a quarter of roles on New York City stages last year.

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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Weighs in On Use of Sandy Aid

Thursday, February 07, 2013

"It's the most flexible money that we have in our whole toolkit, if you will, of federal efforts after disasters."

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Cuomo Proposes Buying Flood-Prone Properties

Monday, February 04, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a plan to buy homes in flood-prone areas and then demolish them, creating more undeveloped coastline for the state.

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Theater: What to Watch Before Winter is Over

Monday, February 04, 2013

While spring may be the busiest time in the world of New York theater, this winter has provided stage-lovers with plenty to see. 

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As Bloomberg Threatens Veto, Quinn Says Council Will Override

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be threatening to veto a bill banning discrimination against unemployed job seekers passed by the City Council on Wednesday, but Speaker Christine Quinn is issuing a challenge of her own: a veto override.

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