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Lee Hernandez

Lee Hernandez is Morning Edition producer at WNYC.

Lee Hernandez appears in the following:

Brooklyn DA Creates Hate Crimes Unit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNYC
The borough has seen a significant rise in hate crimes in the first 9 months of 2014.

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Firefighters Suing Homeowners For Injuries

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WNYC
The law used to hold that firefighters assumed a risk when battling fires, but they're now suing homeowners—sometimes for settlements up to $450,000.

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Jury Finds Arab Bank Liable For Supporting Terrorism

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
The decision is expected to have implications for similar legal efforts against banks,

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New York Libraries Need $1.1 Billion For Repairs

Monday, September 15, 2014

WNYC
New York City's aging library branches need more than $1 billion to fix a range of issues, including failing mechanical equipment, leaky roofs and overburdened electrical systems.

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City Takes New Approach to Reforming 911 System

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

WNYC

The city is making the first of many expected changes as it overhauls its 911 system.

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Met Opera Building Workers Rally at Lincoln Center

Friday, July 25, 2014

The rally by the union representing the Metropolitan Opera’s janitors, ushers and security guards came a day after the company's management warned of a potential lockout.

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'Independent' State Ethics Panel Perhaps Not So

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An investigation by The New York Times reveals the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo repeatedly interfered with the commission he created to root out corruption in Albany.

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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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