Soterios Johnson

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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.

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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, ...


Mosquito Bites in December? What's Up With the Weather?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

At 7:22 PM tonight, winter officially begins. And while Denver is getting walloped by two feet of snow, not a single flurry has fallen in the city and things aren't much better in New England. A cherry tree is blooming at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. There are reports of mosquito ...


Why Rent Stablization is Good for New York's Housing Market

Thursday, December 14, 2006

On November 1st, we ran a story about rent regulation in NYC.

CLIP: People get disproportionate benefits Rent Control restricts the incentive to supply more rental housing…it encourages the....

REPORTER: And, it caused quite a buzz….

The report mentioned that rent regulations were adopted by the city after WW II to accommodate returning ...


State Legislature Returns for Special Session

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The NY state Legislature returns to Albany today for a special session. Lawmakers will consider pay raises for state workers, more charter schools and civil confinement for sex offenders. No deals were reached yesterday despite phone calls between Governor Pataki, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno. ...


Who is John Faso?

Friday, November 03, 2006

John Faso has the unenviable task of running for governor this year against a popular Democrat, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. He beat out moderate Republican and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld for the job as Republican candidate at a time when New York Democrats are ascendant in Albany. Joining us ...


Hevesi Chauffeur Scandal Having Effect on Other Races

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The man who detects and decries fraud around New York state is now accused of breaking the law himself. Alan Hevesi has already admitted to using a state chauffeur as a driver for his sick wife. Now the state ethics commission says that was illegal. The news comes as Hevesi ...