Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Soldiers' Funerals: A Job That Never Gets Easier

Monday, June 05, 2006

There have been 2,475 U.S. soldiers who have been killed so far during the war in Iraq. At every military funeral there is a general officer from the Army. For Brigadier General Paul Izzo, it's all in a day's work. He travels the east coast ...


Gorden Parks Remembered at Riverside Church

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer Gordon Parks was remembered yesterday at Riverside Church in Manhattan. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has this report.

REPORTER: A man renown for his work behind the camera, but who wasn't content to stop there was celebrated in words and music. Parks' loved ...


Katrina Evacuees Face Deadlines

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Radission Hotel in Queens is letting the 30 evacuees from Hurricane Katrina stay, for now - even if the federal emergency management agency or FEMA stops paying for their rooms.

Besides the Radisson, there are about a dozen other hotels where evacuees are still staying. For many of them, the ...


Fashionistas Descend on Bryant Park

Friday, February 03, 2006

Fashion week begins today in Bryant Park, and throughout the city, where more than 100 designers will preview their fall collections. WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports.

REPORTER: The white tents and the 65-thousand square foot temporary structure where many of the runway shows will be held are ...


Last Call at McHale's

Friday, January 13, 2006

In New York places come and go – especially bars and restaurants. Even venerable institutions, places that are tattooed into the skin of the city. But as we have seen with CBGB's and most recently, the Second Avenue Deli- few places are immune to the ...


Audio Montage: Taxis in the Strike

Friday, December 23, 2005

With fare zones, shared cabs and lots of traffic, taxi drivers had a unique experience during the strike. Some made extra cash, others a "love connection".


Transit Strike is Bad for Business

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The transit strike is affecting businesses throughout the city. Some estimates have put the losses at hundreds of millions of dollars a day. Mayor Bloomberg said as many as 40 percent of the city's retail business did not open yesterday and some that did had ...


Remembering Rosa Parks in New York

Friday, December 02, 2005

New York joined cities around the nation today by keeping the front seat of its buses empty in honor of Rosa Parks. On the empty seat, was a picture of Rosa Parks and a notice asking riders to honor the civil rights leader by leaving ...


For New York's Delivery Guys, Dangerous Work and Low Pay

Thursday, November 10, 2005

In New York City, it's easy to take for granted that food can be delivered to your door - in any kind of weather, even late into the night. But the job of delivering food is filled with risks and challenges - often for very ...


City Sound Man Says Goodbye

Friday, October 14, 2005

There are countless numbers of people who work behind the scenes to keep the city running. Unknowingly, we rely on them without ever taking the time to find out who they are. Al Tropea is one of those individuals. And today is his last day ...


An Obit to 10-Year Old Bronx Victim

Friday, September 09, 2005

Its been a hard season for some of New York City's children. There have been tragic stories of car wrecks, freak accidents and gunshots wiping out young lives. The Labor Day Holiday was no exception. Naiesha Pearson was enjoying a family barbecue when she was ...


A Labor Day Memory by Annette Rubinstein

Monday, September 05, 2005

In honor of Labor Day, we spoke with New Yorker Annette Rubinstein. She's a 95-year-old teacher and editor who lives on the Upper West side...and has been involved with labor issues most of her life. She says she’s still looking for meaning in the holiday ...


Sometimes a Couch is More Than a Couch

Thursday, August 25, 2005

August is typically a vacation month... especially for therapists. Getting an appointment to see one can be almost impossible. But even as many analysts’ couches remain empty this month, one company has been busy constructing them.

WNYC’s Kathleen Horan went to Queens to see how Prestige ...


City Approves Hybrid Taxi Models

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Responding to a deadline to approve at least one type of hybrid car model for use as a taxi, the city approved six. That leaves it up to taxi owners to choose whether they prefer a Ford, Toyota, Honda or Lexus.

REPORTER: The environmentally friendly vehicles ...


New Look for Yellow Cabs?

Friday, June 17, 2005

Designers, taxi drivers and public officials gathered in Greenwich Village yesterday to discuss how taxis can be improved for both cabbies and riders.

REPORTER: The workshop looked at a range of technical upgrades, including how to better fit baby strollers and wheelchairs. Christopher Mount, with The ...


Donated Dresses Help Prom Dreams Come True in Brooklyn

Friday, May 27, 2005

Spring means graduation and prom season – and that means money. The costliest items are the dance tickets and the formal wear. So a teen magazine and some Brooklyn elected officials organized a prom dress giveaway for girls who can’t afford their own. WNYC’s Kathleen ...


Landmark Commission Approves Parks Plan

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Washington Square Park is another step closer to getting its $16-million dollar redesign, now that the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to approve a Parks Department plan. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

REPORTER: A fence would still be built around the park, but the parks ...


Goodbye to Fez

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Last night, a well known little club on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette Streets on the edge of Manhattan's east village closed its doors after thirteen years.

Fez Under Time Cafe could seat one-hundred-and-thirty people and offered an eclectic mix of live cabaret, comedy, ...

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Einstein Look-alike Completes CUNY's Equation

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The life and work of Albert Einstein is being celebrated by the City University Of New York's Graduate Center on the occasion of his 121st birthday.

As part of the festivities, organizers put an ad in an actor's newspaper seeking Einstein look a likes. Physicist Brian Schwartz says he was excited ...


Animal Rescue Groups Get Windfall from Private Foundation

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

A private foundation plans to give the city $15.5 million (over the next seven years) to help save the lives of more of its homeless cats and dogs. The money will be distributed by The Mayor's Alliance – a coalition of 65 different animal rescue groups and shelters. For the ...