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Auction Season Gets Underway with $33.6 Million Sale at Christie's

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

This is Morning Edition, I'm Soterios Johnson. The fall auction season got underway at Christie's last night with a bang - a painting by Matisse went for $33.6 million, breaking the previous auction record for Matisse's work. Here to discuss what more we can expect from this season is art ...


Fall Auction Season Starts Today

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The fall auction season got underway at Christie's last night with a bang -- a painting by Henri Matisse went for $33.6 million, breaking the previous auction record Matisse's work. The art market has been incredibly strong for a few years, with record breaking sales in Fall 2006 and Spring ...


Could Thomas Jefferson's Wine Be Fake?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wine said to belong to Thomas Jefferson is at the heart of a dispute that going through the courts and causing ripples in the wine industry. Years ago, American businessman Bill Koch paid $500,000 for four bottles that he thought were part of the collection of the nation’s 3rd president. ...


What Market Volatility Means For NYC

Friday, August 17, 2007

It's been a volatile week on Wall Street. What will the ups-and-downs mean for New York's economy? Well, with us now to help answer that is Greg David. He's the editor of Crain's New York Business.


NJ Attorney General Speaks Out on Newark Shootings

Thursday, August 16, 2007

New Jersey and the federal government have reached a deal that will allow the Garden State to trace illegal handguns.

The deal with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms comes the same month that three Newark college students were brutally murdered shot execution style. Joining us now is New Jersey's ...


The Mid-Year Art Market

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We’ve gotten used to hearing about sky-high art prices and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. At the end of last week, Sotheby’s auction house announced its mid year-sales figures and the numbers were high. Income for the first half of 2007 was a record $131.7 million, or a ...


How To Fringe

Friday, August 10, 2007

The New York International Fringe Festival is the largest multi-arts festival in the country. It kicks off on Friday, August 10 with one hundred ninety theater companies from around the country, offering over twelve hundred shows at twenty downtown theaters. Martin Denton is a theater critic and blogger. He joined ...


Spitzer on Congestion Pricing and Campaign Reform

Friday, July 20, 2007

After a week of behind-the-scenes meetings, 2 big deals broke through Albany yesterday - campaign finance reform and congestion pricing. Governor Eliot Spitzer joins us now to discuss the compromise deals.


Corzine on the State Budget and Congestion Pricing

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

What a difference a year can make!

This time last year, Trenton was locked in a budgetary standoff that led to an unprecedented week-long government shut-down. This year, the budget got finished early and with more transparency. But there are still some major items pending. Governor Jon Corzine joins us ...


61st Annual Tony's Overshadowed by Sopranos Last Episode

Monday, June 11, 2007

Some music from the musical "Spring Awakening," which walked off with the Tony for Best Musical last night. But for many of last night’s TV audience, the 61st annual Tony's were overshadowed by another Tony - Tony Soprano. The award show is Broadway’s big chance to advertise its goods to ...


Myths and Mortals

Friday, May 25, 2007

Superhuman heroes, death-defying adventures and technological wizardry. It’s not the latest Disney movie – it’s the story of ancient Greece, as depicted in a new, hi-tech exhibition at the Children’s Museum on Manhattan. The exhibit opens today it includes everything from a 13 foot Trojan Horse climbing sculpture, to the ...


Tri-State Area Vulnerable to Rising Sea Levels

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

As part of our series on climate change, we take at a look at the threat of the rising level of the seas. With hundreds of miles of coastline in the tri-state area, our region is particularly vulnerable to coastal erosion and greater and more frequent flooding.

In the next ...

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Opera Aims to Save Itself

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The opera world is struggling to maintain its relevance in a time of aging, and shrinking, audiences. One attempt that’s been getting a lot of buzz is "The Tristan Project" an updated staging of Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde. It opens tonight at Avery Fisher Hall. And, opera’s been popping ...


The Tribeca Film Festival Hits Town

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

157 feature films and 88 shorts from 47 countries – that’s what audiences have to dig through at the 6th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which gets underway today. And this year, a splashy new Hollywood-style premier takes center stage. Gitesh Pandya is the editor of He spoke with Soterios ...


The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Restored Greek and Roman Galleries

Friday, April 20, 2007

What’s old is new again at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 15 years and over 200 million dollars later, the Met officially opens its reconstructed Greek and Roman galleries today. Some 5 thousand works will now be on display. Arts writer Lee Rosenbaum joined Morning Edition host to discuss the ...


Update on Nor’easter Damage

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

We're going to get an update now from some of the area's hardest hit by this weekend's Nor'easter. First, from New Jersey, we have Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney. There was major flooding and a mud slide in Lodi with the Saddle River overflowing its banks. Good Morning Mr. McNerney. ...


Quest for Stanley Cup Underway with All 3 Local Teams

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The quest for the Stanley Cup is underway and for the first time since 1994, all 3 local hockey teams are in the playoffs. The Rangers, Devils, and Islanders will all be playing tonight. We could have called a sports reporter to give a sense of what to watch for, ...


Bickering and Name-Calling Continues in Albany

Friday, March 23, 2007

It's been another week of name calling and bickering in Albany. Lawmakers agreed to move to New York's primary up a month into February, but they're largely divided over the other big issues. Joining us now is Liz Benjamin, reporter for The Albany Times Union.


Dem Controled Congress Could Change Funding

Thursday, January 18, 2007

With the Democrats in control of Congress, more representatives from the New York metropolitan region are serving in key leadership positions which could affect federal funding for local projects. One lawmaker who will have a big say in transportation aid is New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Yesterday, Lautenberg joined Republican Senator ...


New York Culinary Predictions for 2007

Friday, January 05, 2007

In the first five days of 2007, Governor Eliot Spitzer was sworn in; the 110th Congress convened with its first woman Speaker of the House; and the US intelligence chief resigned. Here in the city, the new year started with a dramatic subway rescue. But, what to eat for dinner, ...