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Lee Hernandez

Lee Hernandez is Morning Edition producer at WNYC.

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Yiddish Recordings Could Halt State Senator's Corruption Trial

Friday, June 13, 2014

WNYC

Malcolm Smith is on trial for bribery, extortion and wire fraud charges, but a strange twist involving 300 Yiddish voice recordings and a limited time to translate them could lead this whole thing towards a mistrial.

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Harsh Conditions for Construction Workers at NYU Abu Dhabi

Monday, May 19, 2014

WNYC

A report in the New York Times examines working conditions for laborers who helped build an NYU outpost.

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Williamsburg Hipsters on a Testy Trip to the Beach

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WNYC

A day trip to the beach seems simple enough. But for a pair of twenty-something hipsters from Williamsburg, making it from their apartment to Fort Tilden in The Rockaways becomes a journey that tests friendships and life choices. There are even some adorable kittens and a cast of eccentric Brooklynites ...

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NYPD Dogs Join Search for Washington Mudslide Victims

Friday, April 04, 2014

The German shepherds — six-year-old Hondo and three-year-old Timoshenko — are on the ground in Washington. See photos of them departing JFK. 

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Prokhorov to Move Nets Business to Russia

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced he is moving ahead with plans to transfer the company that runs the team to Russia.

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Spike in Violence at Rikers Island—But Why?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reporter Michael Schwirtz found that, this year alone, at least a dozen inmates have been slashed or stabbed.

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Report: A 'Deficient Safety Culture' at Metro-North

Friday, March 14, 2014

After a deadly derailment in December that killed four people, Metro-North's operations have come under intense scrutiny by federal authorities.

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Anatomy of a Gas Explosion

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Duke University Professor who has studied urban gas infrastructure explains what it takes for a disaster to happen. 

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One Million New Yorkers Are Unrepresented in Albany

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

After Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted on bribery charges Monday, his seat became the 11th vacancy at the New York State legislature.

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A-Rod: Banned For 2014, Taker of "Gummy" Roids?

Monday, January 13, 2014

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and its players' union on Monday, seeking to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that the Yankees slugger should be suspended for an entire season for using performance enhancing drugs. The suspension bars Rodriguez for 162 games including potential playoff appearances.

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How to Survive the Super Cold Weather

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

It's downright frigid in New York today.

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Covering Mandela: A Journalist Reflects

Friday, December 06, 2013

The passing of Nelson Mandela has the entire world reflecting on his influence — positive and negative.

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Interview: Brooke Gladstone on New York Mag's Schedule Change

Monday, December 02, 2013

New York Magazine, long known as a cultural touchstone and pioneer in the magazine journalism world, is going bi-weekly.

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New Jersey Online Gaming Goes Live

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Online gaming in New Jersey officially began Monday at midnight. After a soft rollout last week gaming regulators green-lit six online casinos in the Garden State. New Jersey now joins Delaware and Nevada as the only other states to offer legal online betting with real money.

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Bad Ballot Designs Plague NYC Elections

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Voter turnout on Election Day Tuesday appears to have set a record low of 24 percent. Slightly more than one million of New York City’s 4.3 million registered voters cast their ballots.  

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Macy's and Barneys: We'll Stop 'Shop and Frisk'

Thursday, November 07, 2013

WNYC

Are big department stores taking the uproar over "shop and frisk" seriously? 

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New Planetarium Show Explores Some Dark That Matters

Sunday, November 03, 2013

WNYC

Space fans can now explore the mysterious world of dark energy and dark matter at the American Museum of Natural History.

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1950's Medical Research on Bowery Alcoholics Seen as Unethical

Friday, October 18, 2013

WNYC

A 1950's cancer study that used down-and-out men on the Bowery as subjects has now been deemed unethical by medical researchers.  The New York Times reports a Columbia University medical researcher promised the men a warm bed and food in exchange for surgical biopsies of their prostates, but did not carefully warn them of potential risks.

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Booker, Lonegan Make Final Pitch to NJ Voters

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

It's the last day of campaigning for the two candidates in New Jersey's special Senate election.

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NY Voters to Decide on More Casinos Upstate

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

WNYC

Voters in New York will not only pick a new mayor next month, they will also decide whether the state should have more casino gambling. 

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