Soterios Johnson

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A Local Look at Economic Slowdown

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

So where do we go from here?

Will Wall Street steady itself after yesterday's bumpy ride and what does this mean for our local economy?

With us now to help answer those questions is David Wyss. He's the chief economist of Standard and Poor's.


Brooklyn Gets its Famous Clock Back

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The scaffolding atop Brooklyn's tallest building is coming down and soon enough the borough will get its famous clock back. Brooklynites have been missing the giant clocks on the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building. They've been under wraps while the building is refurbished.

Now the clocks on ...


Challenges to New Jersey's Voting Machines

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

In the aftermath of voter outrage over the conduct of the 2000 elections, both federal and state government committed to bring more integrity and reliability to the voting process.

The federal Help America Vote Act was passed.

In 2005, New Jersey voting rights activists hailed a move ...


New Deputy Mayor Takes The Helm

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One of Dan Doctoroff's last official acts as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development was to open the city's first street-side public toilet last week.

Doctoroff has now moved on to the executive washrooms of the private sector. Taking his place at City Hall is Robert Lieber.

He's ...


Mike Bloomberg, the Non-Candidate

Monday, January 14, 2008

It's still an open question - will he or won't he run for president?

Aides to Mayor Bloomberg have been quietly laying the groundwork for an Independent bid, while in public the mayor continues to deny he's running. Here's his latest denial, given to reporters just ...


Clinton and McCain Win in New Hampshire

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New York Senator Hillary Clinton stunned the political world last night when she won New Hampshire with 39 percent of the vote to Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s 36 percent. Just five days earlier a third place Iowa finish threw her campaign into a tailspin.

Meanwhile Arizona ...


Republican Candidates Prepare for Primary

Monday, January 07, 2008

Meanwhile, the Republican race is also in flux. Rudy Giuliani is hoping to survive New Hampshire to compete in Florida at the end the month, and in New York and the other Super Tuesday states.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera has been with the Republican candidates in New ...


Wrapping Up The Iowa Caucuses

Friday, January 04, 2008

Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee won handily in last night's Iowa caucuses.

In an unexpected turn, Hillary Clinton came in 3rd, a half a point behind John Edwards. Former mayor Rudy Giuliani spent the caucus in Iowa and came in sixth on the Republican side.

Here with ...


Update From Iowa as Caucus Day Dawns

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Voters in Iowa make their picks for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in caucuses tonight. The first official test in the 2008 presidential race is expected to be a close one.

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Fred Mogul are in Des Moines and they join us now.


Problems with Voting Machines Persist

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We're now less than 2 months from Super Tuesday, when we may know the nominees for the presidency from each party. The candidates are raising and spending record sums, but the nation hasn't spent much on its election infrastructure.

When all the votes are cast next ...


A Local Take on the Mitchell Report

Friday, December 14, 2007

A lot of Yankees and Mets are named in Senator Mitchell's report on steroid use in baseball. Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Paul LoDuca all played in New York last season, but the report also names some who retired long ago.

Like Lenny Dykstra - he ...


A Look at Bloomberg’s Asia Trip

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg won't be in New York for today's snowstorm. Instead, he's half a world away in Bali, where the heat index is 96 degrees. Not a bad place to hold a conference on global warming.

But, what's the mayor of New York doing there? And ...


The Latest from Trenton

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Jersey is on the verge of outlawing the death penalty. The state Senate passed its bill Monday and the Assembly is taking up the issue tomorrow. If the bill passes, New Jersey would become the first state in the nation to abolish capital punishment ...


Review of Univision Debate: Feet in Two Worlds

Monday, December 10, 2007

Republican presidential candidates met in Miami last night for the campaign's first Spanish language debate. Florida's Latino community could be pivotal in both the primary and general elections, and a recent Pew poll shows that group drifting from the GOP as it increases its anti-immigrant ...


Dan Doctoroff Reflects on His Tenure at City Hall

Friday, December 07, 2007

At an emotional press conference at City Hall yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced his deputy mayor who's been the architect for this administration's long-term vision for New York City is leaving.

Dan Doctoroff has overseen economic development during one of the city's biggest building booms. He's going ...


Long-Term Effects of Broadway Strike

Thursday, November 29, 2007

For more now on the end of the Broadway stagehands strike, we're joined by Adam Feldman. He's a theater critic for Time Out New York and President of the New York Drama Critics Circle.


The New Museum Opens Downtown

Thursday, November 29, 2007

"Hell Yes!" That's the message that blazes in rainbow stripes across the front of the spanking new New Museum which opens tomorrow on the Bowery. The building looks like a stack of 6 shimmering aluminum boxes, stacked on top of each other, slightly off-kilter, this ...


Judge Rules Against Fuel Economy Standards

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thirteen cities and states joined 4 environmental groups for the case against fuel economy standards. New York was one of those cities and Scott Pasternak is Senior Counsel for the environmental law division of the city's Law Department. He's been New York's lead attorney on ...


Two Plays That Upset and Excite

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Two plays are running off Broadway right now that address some heavy subjects. St. Ann's Warehouse presents Black Watch, which is based on interviews with Scottish soldiers that returned from the Iraq war, and Roundabout Theatre Company's The Overwhelming, deals with the horrors of the ...


Achtung New York!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

For the past week WNYC's Evening Music has featured special programming highlighting the musical and cultural life of Berlin. WNYC decided to explore why Berlin is such a thriving arts capital, and whether New York could learn anything from the city. We spoke with a ...