Margot Adler appears in the following:
Monday, December 02, 2013
Transportation officials are investigating what caused a Metro-North Railroad passenger train to derail along the Hudson River in New York on Sunday morning. The crash left four dead and injured dozens more.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
New York City raised the smoking age, officially, from 18 to 21 Tuesday, making it the first large U.S. city to do so.
Friday, November 01, 2013
The company recently bought the Teavana chain and has opened its first tea bar in New York City. Some say the beverage giant's move into tea could hurt small tea shops; others say they'll be in a good position to compete the way independent coffee shops compete with Starbucks.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Man With Opera Hat is being raffled off to raise money for Tyre, an ancient Phoenician city in Lebanon. At $135, tickets don't come cheap, but your chances of winning are much better than the megalotteries a lot of people enter, and it's still the closest many will come to owning one of Pablo Picasso's works.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The former congressman's exploits have been turned into an off-off-Broadway play, The Weiner Monologues. The production uses only found text — articles, talk-show jokes, Weiner's own words, and so on — in its script.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Today marks the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Over the last several years, a group of family members have created a movement to turn the anniversary into a national day of service. This year more than 30 million people will be involved, and they claim it's the largest day of service in the country.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
This summer, the New York Botanical Garden is featuring an exhibit called Wild Medicine: Healing Plants around the World. The most beautiful and interesting part is a small scale recreation of the 16th century Italian Renaissance Garden at Padua, the site of one of the earliest and most important medical schools. (This piece originally aired on Weekend Edition on July 6, 2013.)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
As society has become more accepting of gays, lesbians and even transgender people, a new generation of young people is challenging those categories in favor of a more fluid understanding of gender. They refuse to be limited by notions like male and female.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Recently, a group of black women connected with a website devoted to black hair, came to Union Square in New York City with signs reading: You Can Touch My Hair. It set off a controversy, and when the women returned two days later, other groups of black women had come to the square to argue, hold counter signs and begin a dialogue.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
On the 125th anniversary of the the National Council of Women of the United States, the organization teamed up with the University of Rochester to open an old safe painted with the words: "Woman Suffrage Party." No one knew what was in the safe or when it had last been opened.
Friday, June 21, 2013
The summer solstice was greeted with thousands of sun salutations in New York's Times Square on Friday. The square was the scene of mass yoga classes in honor of the first day of summer.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Cell phone rings. Loud talking. Candy wrappers crinkling. Even fights in the aisles. Have Broadway audiences gotten ruder?
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman whose career ended after a series of raunchy tweets, announced he is entering the mayoral race with an ad on YouTube.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When Margot Adler learned that a cousin had hidden from the Nazis in Amsterdam, she was stunned. Adler started digging around and discovered that like Anne Frank, 25,000 Dutch Jews hid, and two-thirds of them survived. Her cousin was one of them.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Robert Siegel talks with Margot Adler about Monday's closing arguments in the lawsuit challenging New York City's controversial "stop and frisk" policy.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Closing arguments in the lawsuit challenging New York City's stop-and-frisk policy begin Monday in federal court. The plaintiffs in the class action trial claim police officers were pressured to stop, question and frisk hundreds of thousands of people each year — even establishing quotas.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Donning a cowboy hat, a guitar and little else, the Naked Cowboy has made a name for himself among New York tourists. But there's plenty of free spirit (and cash) to spread around: Fellow naked cowboys and cowgirls pay for a chance to make a buck under his brand.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
People generally don't associate trees with New York City, and if they do, they tend to think only of Central and Prospect parks. But the city is filled with old, beloved trees, some dating back more than 200 years, many of them located in the unsung outer boroughs.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Try to put him in a box and he'll find his way out. Still working at nearly 85 years old, William Klein has gone rogue in at least four different fields.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Police officers testifying at a federal trial challenging New York City's policy say they were ordered to increase their number of arrests, summons and 250s — the code for stop, question and frisk. The city says these were simply performance goals.