Soterios Johnson

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Mob Boss Says Mafia Cops Innocent of Murder

Friday, March 31, 2006

A former mob boss created quite a stir yesterday in the trial of the so-called Mafia Cops. Anthony Casso, the former boss of the Luchese crime family, now says detectives Louis Eppolito and Steven Caracappa are innocent of some of the murder charges they're facing. This after an interview eight ...


Will Budget Agreement Put School Funding Lawsuit to Rest?

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Late last night the New York State legislature announced it had reached an agreement on next year's budget. Coming in at just over $112 billion, the deal includes cuts in property and sales taxes, eliminates the so-called marriage penalty and provides billions more in funding for city schools. But will ...


Trial Begins for NYPD's "Mob Detectives"

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Lawyers laid out their cases yesterday in the trial of two former NYPD detectives accused of colluding with mobsters. Louis Eppolito and Steven Caracappa are charged with joining the payroll of the Luchese crime family and being involved in eight homicides. Newsday reporter Tony DeStefano joins WNYC's Soterios Johnson to ...


Time is Running Out for Pataki and the Budget

Friday, March 03, 2006

Governor Pataki says he is running the state of New York from his hospital bed and although he made an appearance for the cameras earlier this week to reassure voters he was in control, the clock is ticking. There is just one month left to negotiate an on-time budget with ...


NY Lags Behind in Modernizing Voting System

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The US Justice Department is threatening to sue New York State because it's so far behind modernizing its voting system. WNYC's Soterios Johnson has more.

REPORTER: The Justice Department says New York is "further behind" every other state in complying with the federal "Help America Vote Act." The new guidelines require ...


Dr. Stephan Lynn Remembers John Lennon

Friday, December 09, 2005

John Lennon was shot and killed 25 years ago today. Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were returning home to the Dakota apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side a little before 11 o'clock that night. They had just come from a recording session. That's when Mark David Chapman walked ...


Election Wrap Up: Bloomberg and Corzine

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg rode a landslide of votes to re-election in New York last night and Democrat Jon Corzine garnered nearly 54 percent of the vote yesterday to easily beat Republican Doug Forrester. Jonathan Trichter, Director of the PACE poll, and WNYC's Bob Hennelly have more.


New Voting Machines on the Horizon

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

If you plan on voting in New York City and in many other jurisdictions in our area, it will likely be one of the last times you'll be using the old lever voting machines.

After the voting debacle in Florida five years ago, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act -or ...


Investigation of the Body Snatchers

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

There's a booming industry in the city that largely operates off the radar, the sale of body parts and tissue from corpses that are used for surgery and other medical procedures. It is legal and the technology is becoming more and more common what with skin grafts, bone replacement, and ...


Einstein's Miracle Year at NY Hall of Science

Friday, October 21, 2005

This year marks the 100th anniversary of what's been called Albert Einstein's "miracle year" or "wonder year." It was the year he presented three ideas that rocked the world.

The New York Hall of Science and New York Public Library are marking the anniversary starting tomorrow with a weekend-long program exploring ...


Record Energy Use in NYC

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A hot summer and the growing use of electronic appliances have pushed electricity demand to levels never seen before in the New York City area. ConEdison says electric usage has grown by nearly 20 percent over the last decade, when the city has experienced power failures, battles over building new ...


Cultural Institutions at Ground Zero

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A year ago, four cultural institutions were selected to take up residence at the World Trade Center site. Then this past May designs for a building to house the Drawing Center and the International Freedom Center, were unveiled. Soon after, critics began to question the legitimacy of those institutions' programming.

We've ...


Latino Cultural Festival

Friday, July 29, 2005

The 9th annual Latino Cultural Festival is underway at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens -- 12 days of performances by Latin and Latino American artists.
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Pataki: From Albany to Washington?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

George Pataki ended months of speculation yesterday and announced he will not seek a fourth term as governor of New York.

The nation's longest-serving governor faced popular and well-funded opposition in the form of likely Democratic nominee Eliot Spitzer. Polls also show votes give Pataki the lowest approval ratings of his ...


Sunset Turns Manhattan to Stonehenge

Monday, July 11, 2005

Tonight's the night to view a rare astronomical phenomenon. Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, describes how the streets of Manhattan will turn into a kind of Stonehenge at sunset.

Sunset is at 8:28 this evening. Dr. Tyson recommends being in place about 10 to 15 minutes before.


An Olympic Host City Primer

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Years of lobbying and hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent and it all comes to this. Tomorrow the International Olympic Committee chooses a city to host the 2012 Games.

This year's competition is seen as one of the highest-caliber ever. In addition to New York -- Paris, London, Moscow, ...


150 Years of "Leaves of Grass"

Friday, July 01, 2005

This 4th of July marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass."

It's been called possibly the greatest book of American poetry ever written. The collection is a celebration of Whitman's vision of America as an all-inclusive, all-embracing democracy. Joining ...


Teen Justice in Red Hook

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

An experiment in criminal justice grows in Brooklyn. As we reported on Morning Edition last week, the Red Hook Community Justice Center is taking a novel approach at justice.

REPORTER: In an effort to solve problems and improve the quality of life for residents the center integrates under one roof three ...


New York's Primal Scream

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

If you live in a certain section of Manhattan's Upper West Side, one of the sounds of the arrival of Spring is unmistakable....


Orthodox Easter Celebrated with Light and Food

Monday, May 02, 2005

Most Christians celebrated Easter more than a month ago, but hundreds of millions of others marked their religion's most holy day yesterday. Orthodox Christians follow the Christian tradition developed in the Eastern Roman Empire, what's now Greece, Turkey and the Middle East. About a quarter-billion people around the world count ...