Amy Eddings

Amy Eddings appears in the following:

Council Speaker Quinn is OK With Changing Term Limit Law

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is introducing a bill in the City Council to extend term limits for another four years. He announced his intentions during a packed news conference in the City Hall Blue Room today.

If passed, the measure would also extend the terms of city council members. Speaker Christine Quinn says ...


Young People Going Back to the Farm

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Kaycee Wimbish discovered her love of farming when she moved to New York City.

WIMBISH: I got increasingly interested in food and where the food was coming from....loved the green markets, shopped at the farmer's markets all the time, joined a CSA for the first time.

REPORTER: As you can probably tell, ...


Financial History vs. Reality

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wall Street zigzagged through a relatively calm session, closing with modest losses as financial markets uneasily awaited a Senate vote on the government's banking sector bailout.

Columbia University's Professor Sharyn O'Halloran is a political economist. She explains how today's situation is NOT like the Great Depression.


Explaining the Failure of the Bailout

Monday, September 29, 2008

On Wall Street, the Dow closed with its biggest drop ever today -- it plunged more than 735 point, after the failure of the financial bailout plan in the House. That's a nearly 7 percent drop for the Dow. Stunned traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange ...


Dow Gains on News of Bailout Deal

Friday, September 26, 2008

Congress and the White House have reached an apparent agreement on a bailout plan for the nation's financial industry and it has big implications for New York City. Marking its first positive close this week, the Dow gained about 197 points to 11,022. The S&P 500 added 23 points to ...


New York Doctor Wins Genius Grant

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A local doctor who studies ways to slow and reverse the spread of infectious diseases, such as AIDS and tuberculosis, has received a genius grant from the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — one of 25 recipients of the prestigious award this year. Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr works in ...


Investors' Eyes on Capital Hill Bailout Hearing

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The financial markets resumed their pullback today as investors worry that lawmakers are losing a sense of urgency on a bailout plan for financial institutions. The Dow closed down nearly 1 1/2 percent and the Nasdaq was also down more than 1 percent.

Investors watched as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and ...


UN General Assembly Ties Up Traffic

Monday, September 22, 2008

The United Nations' General Assembly is causing traffic headaches along Manhattan's East Side.

Many streets near the UN, and the Midtown hotels where diplomats and heads of state are staying, are closed, included 44th, 45th and 46th Streets from First to Second Avenues, and 49th and 50th Streets between Lexington and ...


City Settles 1983 Lawsuit Over Homeless Policy

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It started during Mayor Ed Koch’s administration…and ended today, under Mayor Bloomberg. The Legal Aid Society and the city announced a settlement that both sides are touting as a victory. The city says it will no longer be hampered by dozens of court orders that often didn't make sense, while ...


Bloomberg Upbeat on Handling of Fiscal Crisis

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expressing confidence in the CEO's and government officials who are dealing with the financial crisis on Wall Street.

BLOOMBERG: They know what the problem is and there's no easy solution. We've gotten ourselves in a situation that has taken a long time to build and has hurt ...


Paterson Defends Push for AIG Bailout

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New York's governor, David Paterson, says his conscience is "clear" over his push to have the federal government bail out insurance giant AIG. He says AIG's demise would have had "unpredictable" consequences for the economy, from hedge funds to life insurance. WNYC's Brian Lehrer asked the governor if that means ...


State and City Economies Will Feel Effects of Wall Street Turmoil

Monday, September 15, 2008

The job losses that are likely to come from the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the sale of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America will affect the economies of New York City and New York State.

REPORTER: But Greg David, editor in chief of Crain's New York Business, tells WNYC's Brian ...


Seven Years after 9/11 - Where Did $21 Billion Go?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New York City received $21 billion in federal aid after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman joins Amy Eddings on All Things Considered, and outlines what was spent - what hasn't - and how Lower Manhattan is doing today.


Rangel on Rental Income Tax: I Didn't Know

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Congressman Charles Rangel -- chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes the nation's tax code -- says he didn't know he had to pay taxes on rental income from his vacation home.

REPORTER: He says he didn't think he had to, because the money was applied to his ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...