Brian Zumhagen appears in the following:
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Recession Specials are all the rage –- from Gray’s Papaya hotdogs to sales at retail stores all over New York. And the same is true in the arts. Cultural critic Claudia La Rocco talks to WNYC Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about some of the best low-cost shows underway around ...
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The Big Apple Circus is back in town for its holiday production.
REPORTER: This year's show at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park is called "Play On!" It features a live band and acrobats from 12 countries. And of course, there are animals -- including eight dogs who were rescued from shelters and ...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Opponents of a change to the city's term limit law are set to announce another lawsuit today. WNYC’s Brian Zumhagen reports.
REPORTER: City Comptroller Bill Thompson, City Council member Letitia James and other elected officials will discuss the details of the legal action early this afternoon when they file papers.
They’ll be ...
Monday, November 03, 2008
There’s been much talk of racism this election season, and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states, and over the past year, many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.
But polls are increasingly suggesting such prejudice will not ...
Sunday, November 02, 2008
The arrival of marathon day in New York City can seem as inevitable as the coming of November itself. But it wasn't always that way. WNYC's Weekend Edition host Brian Zumhagen talks with director Judd Ehrlich about his documentary "Run for Your Life." It explores the history of the marathon ...
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Five Manhattan churches held a gun buyback Saturday, collecting hundreds of weapons in exchange for cash.
REPORTER: One man, who asked to be called Mr. Heston, says he was happy to get a $200 bank card for his weapon:
HESTON: It would just sit there and sit there. I would never... you ...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
City Council speaker Christine Quinn is backing Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's term limit law.
REPORTER: Quinn, who has mayoral ambitions of her own, told reporters at City Hall that she made the decision she did because she fears that the effects of the global economic crisis will become ...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Children's author Erica S. Perl tells WNYC's Brian Zumhagen about how kids' books dealt with tough times in the '70s, which authors have taken on the topic in recent years, and why children don't need to be protected from harsh economic realities.Great kids' books about financial ...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
It was another volatile day on the stock market, with the Dow Industrial Average closing a half hour ago down 29 points, or 0.3 percent. The NASDAQ composite index increased 2.35, or 0.1 percent, to 2,155.68, led by a rally in chipmakers.
In Washington, DC, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told ...
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This week's meltdown on Wall Street will not lead to a re-run of New York's 1970s budget crisis, according to Mayor Bloomberg.
REPORTER: Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" today, the mayor said the city's mistake back then was to stop policing the streets and supporting schools, parks, and cultural institutions:
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The New York Giants and Jets have canceled negotiations on stadium naming rights with a German insurance company that once had ties to the Nazis. Allianz had been seeking a deal to put its name on the stadium being built by both teams in the Meadowlands. The deal could have ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
New Jersey Governor Corzine has signed off on a plan to help protect the northwest portion of the state, which supplies many residents with drinking water. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.
REPORTER: The Highlands Master Plan covers 88 towns in seven counties, including portions of Bergen, Passaic, and Morris counties.
For decades ...
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The standoff between the NYPD and cyclists in the monthly Critical Mass ride has been going on for years. WNYC's Arun Venugopal talks to Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about how riders and police interacted during the August ride.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's choice of Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate is getting the thumbs-up from much of New York's political establishment. But the passing over of Hillary Clinton has baffled one of the New York Senator's longtime opponents.
Appearing on the ABC program "This Week ...
Monday, August 18, 2008
The state legislature is set to hold a special session tomorrow to address New York's budget crisis. Governor Paterson hopes lawmakers will agree to $600 million in cuts to plug this year's growing deficit.
REPORTER: Some assembly members are fighting the cuts saying they will hurt valuable city services. Speaking on ...
Friday, August 15, 2008
A day after the City Council passed a bill to loosen the qualifications for the city's department of buildings commissioner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he wants to make the acting commissioner Robert LiMandri official.
Speaking on his weekly show on WOR, Bloomberg says the Buildings Department has thrived under LiMandri:
BLOOMBERG: He's ...
Friday, August 15, 2008
The NY International Fringe Festival is underway -- 200 companies from all over the world..... performing in more than 13 hundred performances. Those are big numbers, but is really big really better?
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's campaign is responding to high prices at the pump by calling for an end to excessive speculation in the energy market.
REPORTER: Supporting Obama's position during a conference call today, New Jersey governor Jon Corzine said hedge fund managers and investment bankers can now use the so-called ...
Saturday, June 14, 2008
For years the state legislature has taken a get-tough approach in matters of juvenile justice. As a result, New York is now one of only two states in the country that treats offenders over 16 as adults. But now it appears that attitudes might be changing. WNYC's Bob Hennelly talks ...