Soterios Johnson

Soterios Johnson appears in the following:

WNYC's Radio Rookies Celebrates 10 years

Friday, July 10, 2009

WNYC’s Marianne McCune started Radio Rookies, is now the series' editor and she's also the host of the special. She joins me now with this look back.


Bruno Hits Theatres Today

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bruno - the flamboyant gay Austrian - is the latest invention of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen, of course, is the creator of Borat, and now he’s back with an even more ridiculous character. The movie Bruno comes out today, and film critic Nathan ...


Repercussions of a Squabbling NY Senate

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The chaos in the State Senate may be happening 136 miles from New York City up in Albany, but the chamber's paralysis has a direct impact on the city, especially now that senators allowed several laws to expire. WNYC's Bob Hennelly joins us now.


NYC's Test Scores, Prospects for Mayoral Control

Friday, June 26, 2009

Today is the last day of class for New York City public school students. But the test prep isn’t over yet for Mayor Bloomberg. He faces the voters this fall as he runs for a third term. Bloomberg has made school reform one of his ...


The Skinny on the New Atlantic Yards Project

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Two state agencies are spending this week revising the deal that would bring the Nets basketball team and a massive real estate development, to Brooklyn.

The board of the MTA is expected to vote this morning on a new payment schedule, that would allow the developer ...


NY Asian Film Fest Kicks Off

Friday, June 19, 2009

Blood, gore, guts, and fancy martial arts moves: just a typical night at the New York Asian Film Festival, which kicks off later this week. It’s the biggest festival to date: 51 films, plus a host of special guests. But parts of the Asian film ...


GOP & 2 Dems Shake Up Power Balance in NY Senate

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The chaos on the New York State Senate floor started just after three o'clock yesterday afternoon, when Senator Tom Libous introduced a motion to reorganize the leadership of the State Senate wrenching control back from Democrats who had taken a slim two-vote majority in November's ...


NY Judge Rises From Bronx Projects to Supreme Court Nominee

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New York judge Sonia Sotomayor is president Obama's pick for the Supreme Court. She's 54 years old and, if confirmed, she would be the third woman ever to serve and the first ever Hispanic. Sotomayor is a self-described "Nuyorican" and grew up in a Bronx ...


Flu Response Is Data Driven, But Subjective

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another group of schools has been temporarily closed as the swine flu virus continues to spread, bringing the total to 26 -- 19 public schools and seven private ones. Almost all the cases remain mild, though the virus has killed one man, a Queens school ...


NY Pension Fund Scheme Thickens

Friday, May 08, 2009

The investigation into an alleged cash-for-access scheme at the New York State Pension Fund just keeps growing. This week there were new civil charges against a private equity fund that's currently managing hundreds-of-millions of dollars of public money, and it was revealed that several well-known ...


NYC Responds to Swine Flu Outbreak

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in New York City more than tripled yesterday as more test results came in. Currently, there are 28 cases and another 17 listed as "probable", all of them associated with St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens. None ...


Why NY Is the Wrong Place to Try Somali Pirate

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Eighteen Somalis captured by the French and German navies appeared in a crowded Kenyan court today to face piracy charges. Meanwhile, the lone surviving pirate from the attack on an American vessel is sitting in a New York jail awaiting a federal trial. senior ...


Legal Same Sex Marriage: Is NY Next?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Later this morning, Governor Paterson is expected to provide details on the legislation he'll introduce to legalize same sex marriage in New York. The measure has dim prospects in the legislature, and even gay rights leaders are questioning the decision to push it forward now.

Keith ...


Merce Cunningham's "Nearly 90"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The American Choreographer Merce Cunningham has been one of the more thriving forces in the arts since he began his work almost six decades ago, and he's still going. He celebrates his 90th birthday today, and tonight at BAM he presents the world premiere of ...


Younger Than Jesus

Friday, April 10, 2009

Younger than Jesus - that's the name of a new show that opened this week at the New Museum on the Bowery. It's a triennial exhibition devoted to artists under the age of 33. Art critic Carolina Miranda checked out the show and joins Soterios ...


Upstate Election a Referendum on Obama Stimulus

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tomorrow the eyes of the nation will be on lots of tiny towns and some larger ones in upstate New York. The reason? An election in New York's 20th congressional district, which stretches north along the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Lake Placid. It's the ...


Albany Still Mulling Over MTA Rescue Plan

Friday, March 13, 2009

State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith continues to hold out on giving his support to the MTA rescue plan.

SMITH: We don't want no service cuts. And we don't want anybody laid off. So we're all committed to working with a plan that makes some sense, ...


Race to Succeed Morgenthau

Monday, March 09, 2009

It's a chance some have looked forward to for years and years, and then a few more years. The chance to run for Manhattan District Attorney without having to challenge Robert Morgenthau.

The legendary prosecutor is retiring after more than three decades in office, and there's ...


MTA Rescue Plan Hangs in Partisan Balance

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The MTA returns to the bargaining table in Albany this morning in an effort to hash out an agreement on it's rescue plan. So far, the Speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver, says he's getting behind a limited bridge-tolling plan.

SILVER: I've said from Day One ...