Soterios Johnson

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Timothy Dolan Named New York Archbishop

Monday, February 23, 2009

New York's Roman Catholic Archdiocese has a new leader. The Vatican announced today that Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan will replace Cardinal Edward Egan, who is retiring as archbishop of New York after nearly nine years in the post. Dolan will oversee an archdiocese that includes ...


Stimulus: All Is in the Details

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

As the stimulus bill works its way through the U.S. Senate, New York State and city officials are keeping a close watch on the details, which could make a huge difference for local and state government. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has been tracking the bill as ...


Abuse Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Allegations of child sexual abuse in Brooklyn's insular Hasidic Jewish community have prompted the Brooklyn District Attorney's office to open 10 investigations. And some say that may be just the tip of the iceberg. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty joins us now.

Listen to Hagerty's feature story ...


Firefighters Recall "Black Sunday" in Trial

Monday, February 02, 2009

Black Sunday is what the New York Fire Department calls the winter day in 2005 when six firefighters jumped out of a fourth floor window while battling a blaze in the Bronx. Two of them died.

The four survivors and other firefighters who were there have ...


Upstate Congresswoman Chosen for Clinton's Senate Seat

Friday, January 23, 2009

Governor David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat. Joining us now for more on Paterson's choice is Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio.


What's in Store for NYS Legislature

Thursday, January 08, 2009

So what's next, now that Gov. Paterson has delivered his first state of the state speech? Will lawmakers join him in his call for sacrifice? Joining us now to look at how things may play out is James Madore, Albany bureau chief for Newsday.


What's Up With NYS Senate Democrats?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The New York State Senate is poised to announce a leadership deal today, but just what the leadership will be remains in doubt. Three dissident Senators said last week they'd been given plum state senate leadership positions, but the announcements were met with dismay by ...