Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

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 ...


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, ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Politics And Punishment On Rikers Island

Thursday, July 15, 2004

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


NYPD Implements Strip Search Training

Friday, May 14, 2004

In a break form the past, the NYPD now plans to implement new training to educate officers about the department's strip search policies. This comes after the Civilian Complaint Review board found evidence that officers routinely carry out illegal strip searches. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports:


Homeless Commissioner Vows to end "Handshake Hotels"

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

After two decades of housing homeless people in emergency hotel rooms with no formal contracts, the City's homeless commissioner says the agency is in active negotiations with hotel owners to end the system of "handshake hotels." WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The promise came last October.

Bloomberg: We reached the conclusion that it ...


9/11 Imagery in Campaign Ads

Thursday, March 11, 2004

President Bush is in Long Island today, attending a ground-breaking for a September Eleventh memorial. His visit today - the first to New York in months - comes as Republican Party officials are vowing to keep 9-11 front and center in the President's campaign for re-election. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein takes ...


Spitzer: Gay Marriage Illegal in N.Y.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer issued an opinion Wednesday saying gay marriage is illegal in New York, as the law currently stands. That isn't preventing fifty couples in New York City from showing up at the city clerk's office today, asking for marriage licenses. And it isn't stopping New ...


New Yorkers Decide: Edwards or Kerry?

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Democrats John Edwards and John Kerry face off in a nationally televised debate tonight, one of two debates before next Tuesday's New York primary. More than deciding between the two candidates on the issues, Democratic voters will need to choose between two very different histories - and two different approaches. ...