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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Body Cameras Come to Three NYC Precincts

Friday, December 05, 2014

We hear from two police departments that already have body cameras, including how the camera programs address police and community relations in Arizona and Texas departments.

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Former Civil Rights Leader Debates Students on Garner Protests

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Many of the protesters who've taken to the streets over the death of Eric Garner have been students. And not all agree the protests are helpful.

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Mayor Credits Crime Drop to Better Police and Community Relations

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Homicides are at historic lows and last August was the safest month in two decades. The mayor called the crime numbers "extraordinary" and "proof of real progress."

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NYPD Calls Shooting Death of Unarmed Man 'Unfortunate Tragedy'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York Housing complex Thursday night was likely an accident.

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Obama's Speech Leaves Immigrants Cheering and Yearning

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged the GOP to focus their actions on approving long-stalled legislation to take its place.

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Huge Dazzling Billboard Fights For Attention In Times Square

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In a city of superlatives, New York City now has another notch in its belt — the largest billboard. It's hard to get anyone's attention in Times Square, but one billboard a city block long might just be able to do it.

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A Guide to NYC's New Pot Policy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sure a citation is better than being cuffed, but possession of a "controlled substance" still comes with penalties.    

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NBA Commissioner Calls For Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sports gambling is widely popular but, outside of Nevada, it's illegal and done largely in the shadows. Now, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has written an op-ed in The New York Times calling for its legalization. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish about that and other things NBA.

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In An Era Of Robots, Why Do Window Washers Still Climb Skyscrapers?

Friday, November 14, 2014

After two window washers had a harrowing experience at the new World Trade Center, Stephen Nessen, from member station WNYC, looks at why window washing is still almost always done by human hands.

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A Modern John Henry Case: Window Cleaning Robots vs. Humans

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Skyscraper window cleaning seems like a dangerous job, so why in a world with drones and self-driving cars is window washing still done by hand?

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Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold at WTC

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The fire department said the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.

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Bronx Honors New Yorker Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe , the godfather of Gothic horror, spent his last years in a farmhouse in the Bronx where he wrote "Annabelle Lee," "The Bells" and "The Cask of Amontillado." 

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NYS Schools Are Barring Immigrant Students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More than 20 percent of surveyed schools in New York state may have illegally blocked enrollment of immigrant students, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.
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The World Series of Book Sorting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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When it comes to library books, NYC's 's bitter rival is Washington State's King County Library System. We've got a front row seat in this year's competition.

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Cuomo Asks Public for LGA and JFK Makeover Plans

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Governor announced a design competition to improve LaGuardia and JFK Airports — and how we get to them.
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Why New Yorkers Are So Afraid of Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

In New York City, health officials are scrambling to reassure a jittery public that the city is prepared to deal with a potential case of Ebola. But out on the streets, the fear is real.

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A Rare Visit to One of New York's Abandoned Islands

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If you want to see what the city would look like if we packed up and left today, there’s no better place than North Brother Island.

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Forecast Calls for More Rain Than We Can Handle

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Current predictions find the New York City of 2050 will have more frequent heavy rainstorms, which means in a city with an aging sewer system, it's going to be messy.

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City to Invest $130M in 35 Parks

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Long-neglected neighborhood parks in all five boroughs are slated for major upgrades. 

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Officials Say There is No Credible Threat Against New York Subways

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Iraq's Prime Minister said Thursday that ISIS is plotting to launch attacks against subways in the United States, but New York officials said there is no credible threat.

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