Amy Eddings

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Primary is Key Battle in New York State

Monday, September 08, 2008

New Yorkers head to the polls tomorrow to select their parties' candidates for Congressional, State Assembly, and State Senate positions. In heavily Democratic New York, the primary is often where the key battle is, and not in November.

REPORTER: One race of interest is the re-election bid of Lower Manhattan Assemblyman ...


Little-known Judicial Seats Face Primary Battles

Monday, September 08, 2008

It's primary day tomorrow and New York City voters will pick their parties' candidates for the November elections in the state legislature and the US Congress — and some judicial seats. Dirk Olin, editor of, outlines the big judicial political battles for WNYC’s Amy Eddings.


Thompson Seeks Answers on Mayor's Term Limits Plan

Monday, September 01, 2008

City Comptroller Bill Thompson is demanding that Mayor Bloomberg tell voters whether he plans to seek a change in the city's term limits law and seek a third term.

THOMPSON: Nothing has been on the record and the mayor has sidestepped the issue.

REPORTER: Thompson is a potential Democratic candidate for mayor ...


The Festive and Serious Sides of the Convention

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's been a raucous, event-filled week at the Democratic National Convention as thousands of delegates and other convention goers essentially have taken over downtown Denver. WNYC's Elaine Rivera joins me to talk about the conversations she's been having with delegates, from what parties to attend to more serious questions of ...


Paterson Casts Roll Call Vote for Obama

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Democrats are getting ready for a pivotal moment tonight at their National Convention -- the roll call of states, where Hillary Clinton's name is to be formally entered into nomination along with Barack Obama's.

Gov. David Paterson, a Clinton supporter, was asked if he would be casting his superdelegate vote for ...


Paterson Bemoans Budget Woes

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton gets another chance to publicly — and prominently — urge her die-hard supporters to get behind Barack Obama. Clinton addresses delegates tonight in prime time.

Other New York politicians are getting their chance today in the convention spotlight. Gov. David Paterson is speaking later today.

Earlier this morning, at ...


Tentative Deal Give Raises to NYPD

Thursday, August 21, 2008

After years of bitter contract talks that have ended in arbitration, the union representing 23,000 police officers and the city have reached a tentative deal, the first negotiated agreement in nearly 15 years.

REPORTER: Pat Lynch is the president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

LYNCH: We've worked together and come up with ...


Theft of City’s Metal Recyclables on Rise

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Recycling in New York City has always taken two different paths: the official one, where the city picks up the metal cans, plastic bottles, glass containers and paper you've set on the curb...and the unofficial one, where fellow New Yorkers grab material before the sanitation truck rumbles by.

Well, that unofficial ...


New Jersey Congressman Wants More Answers on Anthrax Probe

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

With the suicide of bio-warfare expert Bruce Ivins last week, the Justice Department is preparing to close its investigation into the 2001 anthrax attack that killed five people and sickened 17 others.

A spokesperson for the DOJ tells WNYC that, later this week, the FBI plans to unseal and release evidence ...


State Official Responds to WNYC/ProPublica Investigation

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A joint WNYC/ProPublica investigation has found New York State officials scrambling to prepare for an expected boom in gas drilling upstate. You may have heard Ilya Marritz' report on Morning Edition.

Our investigation found state environmental officials vouching for the safety of a drilling procedure that has been linked to water ...


New Plan Will Reduce City Emissions by 30 Percent

Monday, July 07, 2008

The city will make improvements to firehouses, police stations, city government offices and courthouses, as part of a new, long-term action plan aimed at reducing the city's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in the next nine years.

BLOOMBERG: It will involve upgrades to lighting, heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigerator ...


When Sex Stories Trump Real News

Thursday, July 03, 2008

As the presidential campaign heats up and the economy continues to cool, the cover story on all of the New York area tabloids is sex. The intimate details of Christie Brinkley's divorce - and the allegations that Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is headed in the same direction - can make ...


Mayor's Property Tax Cut in Jeopardy

Friday, June 13, 2008

A seven percent property tax cut that Mayor Bloomberg originally proposed extending for another year may be in jeopardy. On his weekly radio show on WOR, the mayor hinted it may be lost, due to the continued economic downturn, and a recent state arbitrator's decision to award 10 percent retroactive ...


Strahan Retires from Giants After 15 Years

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan says he decided to end his pro football career because he didn't have it in him to get ready for another season.

STRAHAN: After 15 years I just don't feel, I feel it takes just a toll to get to that point. I've done ...


Giants' Michael Strahan Retiring

Monday, June 09, 2008

The Giants' defensive end, Michael Strahan, is retiring, after fifteen years in the NFL.

The 36-year-old Strahan informed the front office this morning without telling his coaches and teammates.

Coach Tom Coughlin, reached by reporters after a team workout, said he was just finding out about it.

Strahan helped bring the Giants a ...


Bloomberg Ready for OTB's Last Lap

Friday, June 06, 2008

Big Brown could make big history if he wins tomorrow's Belmont Stakes, claiming thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown for the first time in 1978.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he'll be out at the track tomorrow for the race, but he says he won't place a wager on the future of Off Track ...


Fossella Says He Won't Run for Re-Election

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Saying "this course of action is best for my family and our community," U.S. Rep. Vito Fossella posted a letter on his website this morning announcing he would not run for re-election this year. The decision comes after Fossella was arrested for drunken driving, an incident that lead to revelations ...


Knicks Introduce New Coach D'Antoni

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The New York Knicks introduced Mike D'Antoni as their new coach today, hoping his high-scoring brand of basketball will turn around a team with seven straight losing seasons.

D'Antoni brings his preference for a running, offensive style to a team that seems ill-suited to run it, but he vows he'll come ...


A Golden Age for Women on Broadway

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Tony Nominations were announced today. Leading the pack were the musicals In the Heights with 13 nominations and Passing Strange with 7 nods. In addition to Broadway's efforts to reach younger, more diverse audiences, Elisabeth Vincentelli also argues that this is a golden age for women on Broadway.


Staten Island Congressman Has Child Out of Wedlock

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Following his apology for driving drunk, Congressman Vito Fossella admitted earlier today that he had a child with a woman who is not his wife, Laura Fay, who bailed him out of jail. Fossella, who is married with 3 children, represents the 13th congressional district. It includes all of Staten ...