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Daniel P. Tucker

Associate Producer, WNYC News

Daniel P. Tucker appears in the following:

New Tech City: Tech for Special Needs Kids

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.

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Money Talking: How High Can the Stock Market Go?

Friday, May 31, 2013

The stock market has been on a tear recently with one measure — the Dow Jones Industrial Average — up nearly 17 percent so far this year. The stratospheric rise makes you wonder whether the market can continue to set record highs or if the bottom is about to drop out. 

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Former Fed Chairman Volcker Wants to Rebuild Public's Faith in Government

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker announced the creation of a new foundation Wednesday that aims to rebuild the American public's trust in government by focusing on how policy is implemented, what he calls "the nuts and bolts of government."

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Broadway Attendance Falls, Another Victim of Sandy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Attendance at Broadway theaters was down six percent in the year-long season that just ended, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Broadway League, and the group said Sandy is to blame.

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New Columbia Institute to Tackle Big Data

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As data sets grow larger and more complex in the digital age, Columbia University is forming an institute to train the next generation of technologists — a group you might call "big data crunchers."

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New Tech City: Tech Studies at NYC Universities

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Three New York universities are launching new tech-based programs designed to study, analyze and find solutions to real-world problems. 

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Money Talking: Where Is the Economy Headed?

Friday, May 24, 2013

As we approach the summer, unemployment is falling, stocks are rising and housing is looking better than ever. Yet in the past few years, the economy has looked better at the start of the year, only to take a turn for the worse. Will the same happen in 2013?

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Teens Share More Online, But Also Know the Risks

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teens are sharing more photos and personal information on social media, but they are also taking calculated steps to manage their online reputations, according to a new study.

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7 Things New Yorkers Need to Know About the Tumblr Deal

Monday, May 20, 2013

Forget about Yahoo and Silicon Valley for a minute. How do the people who matter here in New York City — tech people and Tumblr users — feel about Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of the social blogging platform?

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Attend Every NYC Tech Event? Not a Chance

Monday, May 20, 2013

It can feel like the events, conferences, meetups and hackathons never end. Now that it's Internet Week in New York City, chances are you or someone you know is either planning, watching, sitting on, moderating, streaming or avoiding a panel AT THIS VERY MOMENT.

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A Tumblr Boost for Silicon Alley?

Friday, May 17, 2013

New York City's tech scene is on fire, but it has yet to produce a Facebook, a Google or an Amazon. But now Yahoo is in talks to acquire Tumblr, the micro-blogging service that's a Silicon Alley darling. What does that mean for investors, Tumblr users and the other startups in New York?

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Money Talking: Is College Worth It?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Should some college-bound students opt for a two-year degree at a technical school? Will an education give you a better life? Money Talking digs into the tough questions in the debate over the high cost of higher education and the mounting student debt that's one of its byproducts. The central question: Is college worth it? The answer: Only the listener can decide.

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Unemployment Rate Drops in NY, NJ

Thursday, May 16, 2013

More people are working in New York and New Jersey. 

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NY Attorney General Subpoenas 7 Nassau County Offices in Sandy Probe

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office and six other county agencies Tuesday as part of a probe into post-Sandy debris-removal contracts.

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Dean at Cornell NYC Tech Dishes on First Semester

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

As the inaugural class in the applied sciences graduate program wraps up its first semester, we checked in with the school's founding dean Dan Huttenlocher on the real-world skills stressed in the curriculum, the school's mission and what's being done to attract more women to the one-year program.

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Better WiFi Coming to Union Square

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Union Square is getting a digital makeover. Starting this June, 3,000 people will be able to access the free wireless connection in Union Square at the same time. That’s up from just 250 people today.

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Kids Need STEM Education in the Digital Age

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nowadays, educators are starting to teach STEM subjects in creative ways, using Legos, games and real-world examples. And yet, the United States is falling behind. It's time for a new conversation on why science, technology, engineering and math are so important for today's students.

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High School Students Train for Tech Jobs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Will the next Mark Zuckerberg graduate from a New York City public school? Just ask the students at the Academy for Software Engineering in Manhattan. They start coding as freshmen and are learning the skills to be web developers and internet entrepreneurs. As summer nears for the first freshman class, New Tech City checks in with students about what they've learned so far. "I built a data center in my bedroom," said Gio Rascigno.

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From Future Coders to Your Grandma, STEM Education for Everyone

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Whether you're 18 or 85, keeping up with new technology is increasingly important for success and even well-being. Meet a teenager and an octogenarian learning new tech skills as we tour the city's first software engineering high school and a senior center where bridge and canasta make way for a course called "Beginner iPad."

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Money Talking: JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Under Attack

Friday, May 10, 2013

Jamie Dimon, CEO and chairman of the nation's largest bank JPMorgan Chase, is facing criticism from prominent shareholders that could cost him his chairmanship. 

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