Annmarie Fertoli

Associate Producer at WNYC

Annmarie Fertoli appears in the following:

Lawmakers Consider Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Senate Armed Services Committee held hearing on the Pentagon's study of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.


Biggest Earthquake in 18 Years Shakes New York Region

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the New York City region earlier today.

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Clinton Condemns WikiLeaks Release

Monday, November 29, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is condemning the release of millions of documents by the group WikiLeaks. According to The Associated Press, WikiLeaks has begun posting documents online, and ultimately plans to release more than 250,000 documents.


President Obama Announces Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

Monday, November 29, 2010

President Barack Obama has announced a two-year pay freeze for all civilian federal employees. He made the announcement from the White House on Monday.


Ireland Releases Budget Plan to Reduce Deficit

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ireland has released a new budget plan, designed to save the country billions of dollars over the next four years. Details of the plan come days after the country applied for a multi-billion dollar rescue loan from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.


Volunteering on the Holidays and Throughout the Year

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The holidays are often a time when more people consider volunteering. So many, in fact, that volunteer organizations sometimes have to turn them away.

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Tensions Rise Between North and South Korea

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

South Korea is on a high level of alert, after a conflict with North Korea left two South Korean marines and two civilians dead.


Murkowski Wins Alaska's U.S. Senate Race

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski has been declared the winner of Alaska's U.S. Senate race. But her opponent Joe Miller, who defeated her in the Republican primary, has yet to concede.


Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

President Barack Obama has awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta.

During a speech at the White House on Tuesday, the president noted that it was the first time in nearly 40 years that a recipient of the award has been able to receive it in person.


New Jersey to Hold Black Bear Hunt in December

Monday, November 15, 2010

Next month, New Jersey will hold its first black bear hunt in five years. The state's Department of Environmental Protection says the black bear population in northern New Jersey is about 3,500 — and decade ago, that number was under 1,000. DEP Spokesman Larry Ragonese said New Jersey received more than 3,000 bear complaints last year, ranging from minor nuisance calls to aggressive behavior.

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New York State Labor Commissioner Urges Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Friday, November 12, 2010

According to the state Labor Department, unemployment benefits could run out for about 190,000 New Yorkers by the end of the year, and for thousands more by May of 2011.

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Lawmakers Oppose Black's Appointment as Schools Chancellor

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some local lawmakers are opposing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's appointment of Cathie Black as the city's new schools chancellor. Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron, who held an event at City Hall on Thursday, said Black isn't right for the job.

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New York Archdiocese Identifies 32 'At-Risk' Schools

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Archdiocese of New York has identified 32 of its 185 Catholic schools as "at risk,” meaning they could lose their subsidies at the end of the year. Spokesman Joseph Zwilling said a committee of parents, pastors, and education officials took many factors into account -- including the proximity of neighboring Catholic schools -- to determine which schools were in danger.

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Obama Schedules November Meeting for Democrats, Republicans

Thursday, November 04, 2010

President Barack Obama has scheduled a meeting with Republican and Democratic leaders on November 18.


Mail Bombs Discovered in Greece

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The BBC reports that two mail bombs exploded in separate incidents on Tuesday, one at the Swiss embassy and another at the Russian embassy in Athens, Greece, and that additional suspicious packages addressed to other embassies in Athens were also intercepted. No injuries were reported.


Officials Fear Death Toll Will Rise in Indonesia

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Authorities in Indonesia fear that the death toll will continue to rise, after two natural disasters this week. A small tsunami formed off the coast of Sumatra on Monday. And, on Tuesday, hundreds of miles away, the country's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted.


City Officials Address Complaints at Bronx Milbank Buildings

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New York City officials say they're taking steps to address poor living conditions at 10 Bronx buildings known as the Milbank portfolio. The city says the buildings have a total of  3,577 open housing code violations. Common complaints include mold, peeling paint and collapsing ceilings.

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Still No Deal Between Fox and Cablevision As World Series Begins

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's the first day of the World Series, and there's still no agreement between Cablevision and Fox. Some sports bars in the city are anticipating larger crowds during the series because of the dispute.

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NLRB Rules in Favor of Striking City Laundry Workers

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of about 100 city laundry workers who went on strike last November. The workers claimed their employer, Jung Sun Laundry Group, in Queens, delayed health benefits payments, and refused to allow them to return to work after the strike. The NLRB has ruled that the company must reinstate the workers and repay them for their losses.

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Haitians Suffer Amid Cholera Outbreak

Monday, October 25, 2010

As of Monday, a cholera outbreak in Haiti had killed more than 250 people and sickened more than 3,000 others, according to The Associated Press. But the AP reports that certain health officials believe the outbreak may be slowing down, citing fewer deaths and reports of new cases so far this week.