Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

911 Families Meet With Obama Over GITMO

Friday, February 06, 2009

President Obama told about 40 Nine Eleven and USS Cole victims' family members that his closure of the Guantanamo prison camp will keep Americans safer.

At an hour-long meeting at the White House, the president also thanked the families for serving as the nation's conscience.

Retired Fire Department Deputy Chief Jim Riches ...


Operation Clean Bay

Thursday, February 05, 2009

The National Park Service runs a program that rescues abandoned boats from the Jamaica Bay and tows them to Floyd Bennett Field. The discarded boats can be a real environmental bad trip -- spilling all sorts of fuel and harmful chemicals into local ...


NYC Building Diagrams to Go Online

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

It will soon be easier for New Yorkers to publicly challenge construction projects around the city.

As of next month, the city department of buildings will post diagrams of proposed new buildings on the web. Users can search by neighborhood for construction projects in their area, and they'll have 30 days ...


Weatherman Bites Mayor

Monday, February 02, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg has battled union leaders, politicians and other tough characters during his two terms in office, but it took a groundhog to actually draw blood.

This morning during Ground Hog Day ceremonies, Staten Island Chuck, bit through Bloomberg's glove and chomped on his left index finger when the mayor was ...


Remembering a Brooklyn Soldier

Monday, February 02, 2009

Six hundred thirty-nine Americans have died so far in the war in Afghanistan.

The most recent casualty was Marine Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan of Brooklyn.

WNYC's Kathleen Horan spoke with his family and joined Richard Hake with this memorial.


Brooklyn Marine Lance Corporal Julian Brennan

Friday, January 30, 2009

Brooklyn Marine Lance Corporal Julian Brennan was killed in Afghanistan last week. Contrary to the image of the tough soldier –Brennan was also a trained actor, singer and a budding writer. His parents spoke to WNYC’s Kathleen Horan about his 25 years of life

Julian kissing his grandfather's coffin

Julian kissing his grandfather's coffin

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Fallen Brooklyn Marine was also Actor, Singer, Writer

Friday, January 30, 2009

Brooklyn Marine Lance Corporal, Julian Brennan was killed in Afghanistan last week. Contrary to the image of the tough soldier, Brennan was also a trained actor, singer and a budding writer. His parents spoke to WNYC’s Kathleen Horan about his 25 years of life:

See photos of Julian Brennan


No Easy Way Through Financial Crisis for City

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg made his preliminary proposals on how to close the massive budget deficit going forward.

If his cuts are approved, more than 300,000 jobs will be lost in New York City by next year. The mayor also wants to raise the sales tax.

Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership For New York ...


Celebrating New York's Dutch Roots

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New York City is embracing its Dutch roots with a year long celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's landing in Manhattan.

The city's planning a number of events to celebrate the connection this year, and the Dutch are giving the city a token of its affection, a 5,000 square ...


Guards, Inmates Charged in Rikers Death

Friday, January 23, 2009

In a case that reads like a plot line on a cop show, three Rikers Island correction officers are to be arraigned today on charges they led a violent extortion organization that caused the death of an 18-year-old inmate. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The investigation began following the beating ...


Engine Located

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Officials confirm that the missing engine of US Airways flight 1549 has been located.

The Army Corps of engineers was able to drop a line using sonar as a guide. Then divers used the line to go down to the engine and make a positive ID.

New Jersey state police Sergeant Julian ...


Senior Citizens React to President Obama

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More than 100 seniors in Fort Greene, Brooklyn have been enjoying a full day of inaugural festivities at the Grace Agarad Center.

They gathered in the red, white and blue decorated hall to watch and cheer the swearing in of Barack Obama as the 44th president.

Betty Perry says it'll take awhile ...


New York National Guard Contributes to Inauguration Security Efforts

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Many New Yorkers are preparing to travel to the nation's capital for Tuesday's inauguration.

REPORTER: Governor Paterson has directed the state's National Guard to send more than 200 soldiers to help with security and crowd control. National Guard Spokesman Eric Durr says they leave Sunday:

DURR: So we are sending folks that ...


Gay Marching Band to Join Inaugural Parade

Thursday, January 15, 2009

For the first time in history a lesbian, gay, and transgendered marching band has been chosen to perform in the presidential inaugural parade. The Lesbian and Gay Band Association has assembled nearly 180 members from all over the country to play. 40 of them are New Yorkers. WNYC's Kathleen Horan ...


Emotions Run High at MTA Hearing

Thursday, January 15, 2009

How do you bridge a more than one billion dollar budget deficit? That's the question the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was attempting to answer last night at the first of eight public hearings. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: The cold weather sure didn't keep people away. An MTA ...


FDNY Response Times

Monday, January 12, 2009

The city's fire department says response times citywide, on average, dropped by 15 seconds last year, compared to 2007.

Fire officials say the response time is the best in 14 years. Fire fatalities also decreased, from 95 in 2007, to 86 in 2008. Mayor Bloomberg says the numbers show the city ...


Bloomberg Blasts Parking Grace Period

Monday, January 12, 2009

City council members are seeking to give drivers a five-minute "grace period" after a parking meter expires before a traffic agent slaps a ticket on their windshield.

Several lawmakers say a "ticketing blitz" is underway, and instead of encouraging compliance with meter deadlines, it's punitive. But Mayor Bloomberg says five extra ...


Local Palestinian Reaction to Violence in Gaza

Monday, January 05, 2009

As the fighting in Gaza intensifies, many in New York feel personally affected by the conflict.

There have been rallies, demonstrations and lots of discussions. Brooklyn Palestinian, Lena Alhusseini, says it's an unwinnable situation.

ALHUSSEINI: I'm a mother, I would hope my community which I guess would be like New York, would ...


New Yorkers' Resolutions

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve means party time for many - but it's also a time of reflection for those who want to make changes in the year ahead. Brooklyn's Rose Marie Champaignie has already made her list of resolutions.

CHAMPAIGNIE: To be more careful with spending, save money, and be more patient ...


Bloomberg: Reaction to Middle East Conflict

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Palestinian death toll topped 300 today, most of them Hamas militants, as Israeli jets continued to strike targets in Gaza, where about 40 rockets were fired into southern Israel.

Mayor Bloomberg had some harsh words for Hamas:

BLOOMBERG: New Yorkers certainly know what its like to be targeted by terrorists and ...