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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Helping the Homeless with the Stimulus Bill

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Obama administration is awarding nearly $1.6 billion in local grants nationwide to prevent and decrease homelessness.

The money will help fund more than 6,000 programs across the country, including those here in the city.

Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess says many of the grants will be ...

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Baristas Protest Layoffs

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Starbucks is laying off thousands of workers across the country to keep costs down during the recession, and some current and former baristas say the company isn't treating them fairly.

About a dozen picketers rallied outside a Union Square Starbucks last night, protesting the layoffs and ...

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Fashion Week Underway With Less Glitz

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fashion Week is in full swing at Bryant Park and elsewhere around the city. People in the industry say, overall, the mood is more somber and less flamboyant this year. The economic downturn has forced many designers to scale back, with fewer runway shows and ...

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Valentine's Day Meets Friday the 13th

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tomorrow is Valentine's day, but today is the unluckiest date there is. We take your calls of dates gone wrong--plus hear from WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan, creator of the website Relationship Obit.com. What's your worst date story ever? Comment below!

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Environmentalists Fight Against Indian Point's Re-licencing

Friday, February 13, 2009

Environmentalists are fighting against renewing licenses that would allow Indian Point to operate for another 20 years.

GREENE: We know that the leaking from the plant is getting into the Hudson River and therefore getting into the fish and crab. It could be affecting people who ...

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Environmentalists Fight Against Indian Point's Re-licencing

Friday, February 13, 2009

Environmentalists are fighting against renewing licenses that would allow Indian Point to operate for another 20 years.

GREENE: We know that the leaking from the plant is getting into the Hudson River and therefore getting into the fish and crab. It could be affecting people who ...

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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 ...

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Rising Number of Abandoned Boats

Friday, February 06, 2009

Another sign of economic hard times in the city, more sea-loving New Yorkers who find themselves struggling financially - are abandoning their boats.

REPORTER: A program called "Operation Clean Bay" run by the National Parks Service, retrieves and tows boats that pollute the city's waterways. Volunteer ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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:

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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