Joel Rose

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Should Special Prosecutors Investigate Killings By Police?

Monday, December 15, 2014

In New York, the state's attorney general wants the power to appoint special prosecutors in cases of killings by police. But many police officers and DAs don't like the idea.


Republicans Call Ongoing 'Bridgegate' Investigation A Political Witch-Hunt

Monday, December 08, 2014

A new report says there's no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in advance. But Democrats say there are still unanswered questions about what the governor knew.


New York Braces For More Demonstrations Over Eric Garner

Thursday, December 04, 2014

New York City's mayor and police commissioner tried to rebuild public trust in the police department, while allies of the Garner family promised a major march on Washington for justice reforms.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of November 27, 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Appearing at No. 3, Wild is Cheryl Strayed's account of her solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.


Grand Jury Declines To Indict Police Officer In Chokehold Case

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A grand jury in New York City has decided not to indict a police officer for using a chokehold on a suspect who later died.


NYPD Hopes Garner Case Doesn't Trigger Ferguson-Like Violence

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A grand jury in New York could reach a decision as soon as Wednesday in the case of Eric Garner. His death caused an uproar after a video showed him being placed in a choke-hold by a NYPD officer.


Wildlife Activists Try To Save Staten Island's Wild Turkeys

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New York City doesn't sound like the ideal habitat for wild turkeys, yet dozens of them call Staten Island home. Officials want to relocate them, but their plan has had trouble getting off the ground.

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Wintry Weather Means Slow-Going For Many Holiday Travelers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A nor'easter is likely to make a mess of roads in the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year.


Half The Battle Over Net Neutrality Is Defining What It Means

Monday, November 24, 2014

President Obama's call for stronger net neutrality rules touched off a round of heated debate. Broadband companies and their allies say the plan is tantamount to "regulating the Internet" and would hurt innovation. But net neutrality advocates say otherwise.


Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

International aid groups say the decline in volunteers is due to quarantine restrictions imposed by New York and New Jersey.


Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Asks FCC To Regulate Internet

Monday, November 10, 2014

President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to craft the "strongest possible rules" to protect the principle of "net neutrality".


New York City Asks Drivers To Slow Down

Friday, November 07, 2014

The speed limit on most streets in New York City officially drops to 25 mph on Friday. It may be a hard adjustment for some in a city that's not known for its patience.


2-Day Appeal Hearing To Consider Ray Rice's NFL Case

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

An independent arbiter in New York on Wednesday begins hearing Ray Rice's appeal of his lifetime ban from the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to testify, as are other key executives.


Judge In Ray Rice Appeal Known For Being 'Down The Middle'

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A profile of Barbara Jones, the independent arbiter who will preside over Ray Rice's grievance hearing this week. The former running back for the Baltimore Ravens is appealing his indefinite ban from the NFL for striking his fiancée in an elevator.


The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.


New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.


New York City Praised For Response To New Ebola Patient

Friday, October 24, 2014

The first man diagnosed with Ebola in New York City remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Craig Spencer was rushed to the hospital on Thursday as soon as he began showing symptoms.

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Twenty Years Later, 'Klinghoffer' Still Draws Protests

Friday, October 17, 2014

Some critics charge that John Adams' opera is anti-Israel, even anti-Semitic. But the opera's supporters dispute that. With its Met debut on Monday, there are calls to burn the set to the ground.


'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Automatically charged as adults in New York, the 16- and 17-year-old boys are at risk for assault by both corrections officers and other inmates. But advocates say reform efforts are moving slowly.


Why One Forecaster Doesn't Think The GOP Will Take The Senate

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Most forecasters predict that Republicans will pick up enough seats in the midterms to control the chamber. But Sam Wang at the Princeton Election Commission predicts the Democrats will hold on.