Laura Silver appears in the following:
Friday, February 06, 2009
Okay, okay, we heard you. You, our listeners, smartly pointed out that with all the energy efficient appliances in the world (and thousands of pounds of algae) future energy consumption will continue increasing because population is increasing. The Power Trip was shaking it's head — how could we forget to talk about this? Today, we'd like you to meet David Biello, an associate editor at Scientific American online who joins The Takeaway to talk to about population, energy, and why when one goes up, it's still possible for the other to come down. (Come on, you're as surprised as we are.)
Monday, January 26, 2009
For more information, read Robert Worth's article, 2 Ex-Detainees in Qaeda Video, in the New York Times.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
— Barnard Professor Randall Balmer on the inclusion of nonbelievers in Obama's Inaugural Address
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009
It's not just about dropping crystal balls and confetti. On the Clinton Hill campus of Pratt Institute, a few hundred revelers gathered last night for a once-a-year cacophony: factory whistles, steam whistles, ship's whistles, and few the school's chief engineer made himself. Conrad Milster has been letting these sounds loose ...
Friday, December 26, 2008
Even for those who don't celebrate Christmas, yesterday was a chance to observe some other time-honored traditions - like enjoying a meal at a boisterous Chinatown restaurant.
Kim Newman, of Brooklyn, says she's been doing just that for several decades.
NEWMAN: There was nothing ever open on Christmas Day, so my family ...
Thursday, December 25, 2008
REPORTER: Not everyone was rushing to open their presents first thing this morning.
Volunteers at the Soho nonprofit Gods Love We Deliver started cooking at 4 am. Now another crew is helping to distribute more than 2,000 meals to people with serious illnesses in the New York City area.
Iris Marden is ...
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Anthrax timeline:Late September, 2001
Envelopes containing threatening letters and a grainy brown substance arrive in the offices of ABC, CBS, NBC, and the New York Post.
October 5th, 2001
Robert Stevens, a photo editor for the Florida-based ...
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Black and Jewish officials are standing together to fight the recent spike in Crown Heights violence.
State Assemblyman Dov Hikind says the six-month-old Black-Jewish alliance of politicians is alarmed by bias crimes, up 20 percent from this time last year.
Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz says elected officials can only do so ...
Friday, May 09, 2008
The city's Administration for Childrens Services says 11 babies have died of suffocation this year. Commissioner John Mattingly says all of those deaths could have been prevented.
MATTINGLY: Sharing a bed with a baby unnecessarily endangers the ...
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
A Katrina-sized hurricane could put the city out of commission.
That's what scientists and infrastructure experts told the City Council's Infrastructure Task Force yesterday.
The city's Office of Long Term Planning says it's working on a strategic plan and reaching out to vulnerable communities. Deputy Director Ariella Maron says it's a first-ever ...
Monday, May 05, 2008
Third graders in New York City's public school system are supposed to have gym class every day. But only 4 percent of them get to run around as part of the school day. This according to a report by the city's public advocate.
Betsy Gotbaum's office surveyed 100 city schools at ...
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The city's Water Board is proposing an $8-a-month increase in costs, the biggest spike in 16 years, to go into effect next month. But some city council members say it's not right to move that quickly.
REPORTER: Brooklyn Councilman Simcha Felder says he supports putting liens on properties with delinquent water ...
Thursday, April 17, 2008
A City Hall celebration for National Library Week was anything but quiet.
Staff members from libraries around the city, set-up tables in City Hall Park and invited passersby to sign up for library cards... and a band of Brooklyn librarians called "Lost in the Stacks" entertained the crowd.
Fifteen-year-old Tashana Brown of ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
When the Pope arrives in New York on Friday, he'll make an historic visit to an Upper East Side synagogue. Children there, in the Park East Day School, are practicing songs in Hebrew to welcome the pontiff.
REPORTER: 10-year-old Jonathan Czyzyk says his favorite is the Shuh-Ma, a central prayer in ...
Friday, April 11, 2008
Judith Kaye's attorney, Bernard Nussbaum, says New York's refusal to grant annual cost-of-living increases to judges has widespread effects on morale.
NUSSBAUM: It's no good for judges, it's no good ...
Thursday, April 10, 2008
City Comptroller Bill Thompson is calling for immediate action to clean up a city-owned athletic center in Brooklyn that houses day care and pre-kindergarten programs.
He says his auditors found decrepit and dangerous conditions during a routine financial audit of the Paerdegat Athletic Club in Canarsie — including missing fire extinguishers, ...
Friday, April 04, 2008
The city's Department of Environmental Protection says trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in New York's water supply do not pose significant health risks.
At a City Council hearing, Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush said, among other drugs, New York tap water contains very minute amounts of caffeine and ibuprofen.
RUSH: A person would have ...