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Sarah Kate Kramer

Sarah Kate Kramer appears in the following:

New York Works | A Brooklyn Arborist

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The iconic image of New York City is the jagged skyline of glass buildings that jut into the air. But Chris Roddick spends his days climbing the city's natural sky scrapers: trees. For 17 years, Roddick has been pruning, planting and inspecting trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 

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President Praises "Gang of Six" on Bipartisan Debt Plan

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are engaging in procedural wrangling in an effort to prevent a looming federal default. If successful, it may avoid the impending doom of a financial crisis, but it would add more layers of complication to an already labyrinthine process.

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Map: Political Representation Lags Between Dominican, Puerto Rican Demographic Shifts

Friday, July 15, 2011

New York's Hispanic community became significantly more diverse over the last decade. Unlike many other parts of America, there is no one ethnic group that dominates the Hispanic category here. Yet when you take a look at Hispanic representation in the city's political landscape, it would seem that Puerto Ricans have the job of speaking for all.

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Niche Market | Radio Electronics, Pre-1965

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

For those who tinker like it's 1959, Leed's Radio is Candyland. This 2,500 square foot warehouse is literally jam packed with an inventory of  just about anything requisite for a radio made before 1965.

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Niche Market | Natural History Emporium

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Campaign Trailer Critic: According to T-Paw's Latest Ad, Government Shutdowns are A-OK

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A page has turned in American political discourse. Government shutdowns are now something to be proud of.

That’s right. For elected officials, breaking government down is now a cause for cheer. This can be seen in the halls of Congress, where Republicans are gloating over their refusal to increase the ...

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Kissinger On China

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I basically believe that societies grow and become great not by their conflicts but by their reconciliations. And I'm hoping that at some point the leadership of both parties will agree not just on what concessions they need to make but what picture of America they want to support.

Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Pentagon Papers Legacy and WikiLeaks

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The great vice in what the government is trying to do is that it's trying to criminalize the journalistic process with respect to getting information that's classified. If in fact they can succeed in the Assange case, they will be taking away a journalistic right that journalists have had for years, which is to talk to a variety of people in order to gather information.

James Goodale, former vice chairman and general counsel of The New York Times and a lead lawyer in the Pentagon Papers case, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WNYC Archive: 40th Anniversary of the Pentagon Papers

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Forty years ago Thursday, the Supreme Court decided 6-3 in favor of the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case. Officially known as New York Times Company vs. United States, this is the infamous lawsuit in which the administration of President Richard Nixon tried to stop the Times from publishing classified information about Vietnam War decision making. The papers were leaked to the Times by former government military analyst Daniel Ellsberg. The Court ruled that the First Amendment right to freedom of the press trumped the government's right to stop the Times from publishing its secrets. The decision is considered a hallmark of American journalistic freedom.

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In the Wake of Same Sex Marriage Approval: The Loss of Domestic Partnership Benefits?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

To have same sex marriage now be the way in which we cut off those rights for domestic partners seems to me to be a bad outcome, rather than seeing marriage as something among a menu of ways in which one can have their relationship legally recognized.

Katherine Franke, Professor of law and Director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Campaign Trailer Critic: Michele Bachman's Low Budget Independent Feature

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Michele Bachmann's initial campaign video is appropriately shocking...ly low-budget. It was clearly filmed in her office in front of a filing cabinet, probably in one take. She looks directly at the camera and presents uncharacteristically conventional soundbites about being a constitutional conservative. She sort of looks and sounds like she's a robot, a robot with an intense glare that lasers through your body. 

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Tri-State Roundup

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

There was a sense that no one was really running state government, you had Sheldon Silver, the longest serving legislative leader, who many people considered the most powerful man in Albany, and now, after six months, it's clearly Andrew Cuomo.

New York Observer Political Reporter Azi Paybarah, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Poll: Demographic Shift Made Same-Sex Marriage Inevitable in NY

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

There's an age gap in attitudes about same sex marriage, and the times they are a'changin.'

"I don't want to be crude but look. The older people, people like me, in my age group, who are against this, are going to die before the younger ones. The people coming along, the younger folks, are in favor of gay marriage, and the younger you are the more likely you are to favor it," Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said.

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Bloomberg: I Expect Same-Sex Marriage Bill to Pass

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday that he expected the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in New York to pass as Republicans in Albany continued to discuss the issue behind closed doors.

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Niche Market | Soccer Fanatic

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Cuomo Introduces Marriage Equality Bill

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A day after four previously undecided state senators announced they would support a gay marriage bill in New York (three Democrats, one Republican), Governor Andrew Cuomo formally introduced a marriage equality bill in the last week of the legislative session.

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Debate Breakdown: What We Learned About GOP Economic Proposals

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I was really struck by the fact that they were really talking about economic policy issues, rather than a lot of the cultural issues they might have been talking about in the past.

—Reihan Salam on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Eliot Spitzer on Government's Role in the Market - and Weiner

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's a personal tragedy. I think he should heed the wisdom of the senior democratic leadership and permit politics now at this point to move on to other, more critical issues. I think that's a judgment I hope he comes to sometime in the near term.

—Former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Gingrich's Top Staff Resigns En Masse - Because He Tweets Too Much?

Thursday, June 09, 2011

You may recall that Newt Gingrich announced his campaign for the 2012 Presidential race over twitter.

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Cuomo's Last Minute Pension Proposal - Will He Get His Way?

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Governor Cuomo's proposal to reign in dramatically rising pension costs by creating a new "tier" for new public union hires is coming late in the legislative game. With only six session days left and a lot of outstanding legislative priorities (rent regulation laws, property tax cap, same-sex marriage) both Democratic and Republican legislators said it would be difficult to get the bill enacted before June 20.

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