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Andrea Bernstein

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Valella Not To Return to Rikers-- For Now

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Former State Senator Guy Velella will NOT be returning to Rikers Island to complete his year-long sentence until at least mid-December, an appeals court judge ruled yesterday. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has this update on the case.

It seemed like this classic case of New York corruption was finally put to bed. ...

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Battle Over West Side Stadium Heats Up

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The battle over the West Side stadium is hitting new decibel levels. Mayor Bloomberg is increasingly criticizing Cablevision, the company that owns Madison Square Garden for its anti-stadium ad campaign. But the Jets say relations between their team and Cablevision were once much warmer. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

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Third Anniversary of Flight 587 Crash

Friday, November 12, 2004

This morning about 250 mourners huddled under a persistent rain at a memorial service at Newport Avenue and Beach 131st Street in the Rockaways for the victims of American Airlines flight 587 to Santo Domingo. The flight crashed at 9:16 am, three years ago today. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein filed this ...

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Stadium Opponents, Supporters Hire Lobbyists

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The watchdog group common cause has released a report showing more than 11-million dollars has been spent lobbying for and against a proposed West Side Stadium. The report shows that, by a two-to-one margin, stadium opponents are outspending supporters. Each side has hired an army of lobbyists. Joining us to ...

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7 World Trade "Tops Out"

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Construction workers will place the last beam of steel on top of the new 7 World Trade Center today, making it the first rebuilt skyscraper to "top out" after the September 11 attacks. As WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, New Yorkers have mixed emotions about the new, 52-story structure.

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New York Lawyers Eyeing Voting Efforts in Swing States

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

New York is known as an export state when it comes to presidential politics – exporting money, that is.  But there's another resource that New York has in plentiful supply – lawyers.  With New York considered safely in the Democratic column next month, thousands of New York lawyers are planning ...

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Progress on Housing Contracts Change?

Monday, October 04, 2004

A year ago this month, Mayor Bloomberg announced a major change in the way the city would do business with the owners of hotels and temporary apartments for the homeless. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein has this progress report.

In the early 1980’s the city, under a court ruling to house the homeless, ...

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Governor Pataki's Dream

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Governor George Pataki addresses the nation tonight, when he introduces President Bush. It's the biggest stage he's ever taken. As WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, Pataki is showing plenty of signs he hopes tonight will move him up from the role of understudy to star performer.

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Mayor Bloomberg Touts NYC in RNC Speech

Monday, August 30, 2004

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today spoke to convention delegates, welcoming them to Madison Square Garden and pledging his support for President Bush. But as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, President Bush's re-election isn't the only one he's thinking about.

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Correction Chief Charged

Friday, August 13, 2004

A former New York City Department of Correction Chief has been charged with using his official position to organize dozens of subordinates to work on Governor Pataki's 2002 political campaign. Word of the indictment comes a month after WNYC aired an investigative series on the Rikers political operation. WNYC's ...

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The Republicans In Boston

Friday, July 30, 2004

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Guiliani was in Boston yesterday, fiercely criticizing Senator Kerry. Giuliani has emerged as one of the most important surrogate Speakers for President Bush in the Republican Party. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein filed this report from Boston.

MAN: It is my honor and pleasure to introduce a ...

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Interview With Rudy Giuliani

Friday, July 30, 2004

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Guiliani was in Boston yesterday, fiercely criticizing Senator Kerry. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein sat down with him for this interview.

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Party! Another Side of the Convention

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Though delegates ostensibly are in Boston to nominate their presidential candidate, one of the main activities of the elected officials there is attending parties, most sponsored by large corporations. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein spoke to several New York elected officials about the parties they'd attended. Here are their descriptions.


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NY "Hearts" Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Senator Hillary Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention last night, urging Americans to once again, as she put it, elect a president who would leave America in better shape than he found it. Clinton was given the job of introducing her husband. But as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, the senator ...

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Politics and Punishment on Rikers Island

Thursday, July 15, 2004

In late 2002 word began to emerge that New York City Correction Department employees were working on Republican political campaigns -- often while on-duty. Now, in the WNYC News documentary: Politics and Punishment on Rikers Island, Andrea Bernstein takes a close look how and why jail supervisors organized hundreds of ...

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Politics And Punishment On Rikers Island

Thursday, July 15, 2004








<i>Photo: Mayor Bloomberg appoints Martin Horn as Corrections Commissioner (nyc.gov)</i>Politics And Punishment on Rikers Island
July 15, 2004
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In late 2002 word began ...

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Politics and Punishment on Rikers Island: Part II

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Earlier, WNYC looked at how hundreds of employees of the New York City Department of Correction came to work on Republican political campaigns for a decade beginning in the 1990's, often on City time. Those who participated were rewarded with the choicest assignments and promotions. Those who worked for Democrats ...

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Politics and Punishment on Rikers Island: Part I

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

In 2002, in the final weeks of Governor George Pataki's campaign for re-election, word began to emerge that New York City Correction Department employees were working on Republican political campaigns -- often while on-duty. Now, WNYC takes a close look at the system of rewards and punishments on Rikers Island ...

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Audience Turns Up Heat in 9/11 Hearings

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

After almost thirteen hours of testimony, the 9-11 Commission concluded their New York City hearings. Yesterday the federal panel grilled city commissioners on the details of emergency procedures, but the tone shifted today with the heat coming from audience members. Andrea Bernstein covered the hearings for WNYC.

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Excruciating Detail in 9/11 Commission Hearings

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

The September 11th Commission brought its public hearings to the New School University in Greenwich Village today. The focus of today's hearings was how well the city's emergency responders coordinated with one another on the day of the attacks - and what, if anything, has changed since. The day started ...

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