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Jim O'Grady

Jim O'Grady appears in the following:

The Frightening True Story that Sparked America’s Shark Mania

Friday, August 08, 2014

WNYC

There would be no Jaws or Sharknado if not for the 1916 shark attacks that left four dead in the waters of New Jersey, and inspired a forgotten act of selflessness.

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America's Obsession With Sharks Has A Long History

Saturday, August 02, 2014

America's obsession with sharks dates to 1916 and a series of attacks along the Jersey Shore — and includes a forgotten act of courage.

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Chokehold Victim Eric Garner's Death Ruled Homicide

Friday, August 01, 2014

Medical examiner says death was caused by "the compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police."

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MTA and LIRR Unions Trade Verbal Swipes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WNYC

With the strike clock ticking, the MTA and Long Island Railroad union representatives are intensifying their rhetoric. 

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Google: Mixing Work with World Cup

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Workers around New York relied on their multitasking skills, or gave up on work altogether, as the United States battled Belgium in a tense game during the knockout phase of the 2014 World Cup.

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U.S. Soccer Fails Upward

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WNYC

With a loss to Germany, the U.S. Men's National Team moves on to the Round of 16. Their next game will be Tuesday against Belgium. We help you get ready.

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Vehicles To Yield (Slightly) on NYC Streets This Summer

Thursday, June 19, 2014

WNYC

Oceanic sounds in the Park Avenue Tunnel and a car-free Central Park herald the return of summer.

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Warhol Muse Ultra Violet Dies at 78

Monday, June 16, 2014

WNYC

Inspiration for Salvador Dali and star of Andy Warhol's films developed her own successful creative career.

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Can’t Work Today: I’ve Got World Cup Fever

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WNYC

"Uh, my dog is sick," is an excuse one fan has prepared in case his team's World Cup games conflict with work.

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MTA Drivers Are Training to Avoid Collisions — But Is It Working?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WNYC

The MTA's new hires start with a 10-day training period behind the wheel with an instructor. After that, trainees spend four weeks driving an actual route with an experienced driver watching over them. Is it enough?

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How Many Deaths Does It Take to Redesign an Intersection?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

WNYC

A 25-lane Queens intersection had already claimed one life before 23-year-old Ella Bandes died there last year.

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NYC Transit Workers Approve Contract

Monday, May 19, 2014

After two years of negotiations, the city's largest transit system and its largest union look to have finally settled a protracted contract dispute.

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Map: More Subway Stations Go Wireless

Thursday, May 15, 2014

WNYC

While mobile device users with AT&T plans have lately lost some underground wireless connectivity, riders with the other big three phone carriers can now log on at more subway stations.

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Fatal NYC Intersection Gets Redesigned

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Officials have made changes to 96th Street and Broadway to make the intersection safer for pedestrians and drivers.

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Last Call for the Bar Car

Friday, May 09, 2014

Like so many venerable New York traditions, Metro North's bar car from Manhattan to Connecticut has gone the way of the Redbird.

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Governor Cuomo Wants Post-Sandy 'Reinvention' of NYC Transit

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

WNYC

With the MTA's next long-range capital plan due in September, Governor Cuomo has weighed in to say it should focus heavily on coping with one factor: "a changing climate."

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The Hidden Racial History of 'My Old Kentucky Home'

Friday, May 02, 2014

WNYC

Often sung as an anthem of the Old South, composer Stephen Foster meant the song to be anti-slavery.

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My Old Kentucky Home: A Song with a Checkered Past

Friday, May 02, 2014

“My Old Kentucky Home” has a secret: its racist words were deleted to clean up the song for modern standards. But in writing about “darkies,” 19th-century songwriter Stephen Foster was actually sympathetic to the plight of slaves, and the song carried an abolitionist message.

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Labor Deal for Bus and Subway Workers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WNYC

After two years of occasionally rancorous negotiations, the MTA and the union representing 34,000 transit workers have announced a tentative deal to give the rank-and-file 2 percent raises in each of the next three years. That's on top of a retroactive 1 percent raise that covers the last two years.

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Public Advocate: Use City $ to Save Citi Bike

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WNYC

Could an option ruled out by the Mayor come back into play?

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