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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

An Irish Soundbite

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Many critics say we are living in a soundbite culture, and they blame everything from the 24-hour news cycle to the cavalcade of emails we receive daily to Google. But any student of Marshall McLuhan knows that the medium has been shaping the message ...

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Injured Organs, Emergency Surgery--Just the City's Latest Anti-Smoking Campaign

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

(Courtesy of the Department of Health)

(Courtesy of the Department of Health)

The latest gross-you-out-of-smoking campaign is out. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the latest batch of anti-smoking ads from the city's Department of Health is the most graphic yet. The $2.3 million campaign features ...

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City's Condom Contest Winner Chosen

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Winning design-- the electronic power button, by Luis Acosta

Winning design-- the electronic power button, by Luis Acosta

The first city with it's own branded condom now has a new wrapper. More than 15,000 online voters chose the 'power-on' design by Luis Acosta from Kew ...

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Dolphin Spotting in Newtown Creek

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

(Image courtesy of Ann Fraioli)

(Image courtesy of Ann Fraioli)

This morning, a couple of teachers from the Harbor School were down at the Newtown Creek in Brooklyn and snapped this photo, of what they believe is a dolphin. Could it be the nearly extinct ...

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Harlem Residents React to Rangel Giving Up His Gavel

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Rep. Charles Rangel (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Charles Rangel (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Harlem residents have mixed emotions about news that their Congressman, Rep. Charles Rangel, is stepping down temporarily as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means ...

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Farewell Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Captain Chesley

Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger sits in the ...

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Got a Ride? Share It: Taxi Ride Share Starts Wednesday

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Look for this sign (Courtesy of TLC).

Look for this sign (Courtesy of TLC).

For commuters tired of cramped subway and bus rides or paying full fare for a taxi, there are now other options for getting from point A to B. ...

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Today in History: 'King Kong' Released

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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On this day in 1933, Fay Wray's iconic scream rattled ear drums for the first time, while her co-star's subsequent roar terrified moviegoers. The original 'King Kong' premiered at Radio City Music Hall, receiving glowing reviews.

Kong's love interest, Wray, was dubbed the ...

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New York Hunters Killed 1,487 Black Bears Last Year

Monday, March 01, 2010

(Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Due to an increased black bear population, hunters in New York State 'harvested' the second highest number of black bears ever recorded last year, according to the State Department of Environmental Conservation. They ...

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Why is My Flight Delayed? An Air Traffic Controller Explains

Friday, February 26, 2010

(Photo by Stephen Nessen)

Stephen Abraham, the president of the local National Air Traffic Controllers Association at JFK (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

Starting Monday, air traffic controllers at John F. Kennedy International airport are going to have to work with one less runway. The busiest ...

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Original Superman Comic Sells for $1 Million

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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While a print by Damien Hirst recently fetched £12,655 at auction, that's nothing compared to a copy of Action Comics #1, in which the Man of Steel makes his first appearance (at that time, Superman was simply known as 'The Man of ...

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From the WNYC Archive: The Revolutionary Fabric Nylon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Here at WNYC, we combed the archives and present an episode from Adventures in Research, a radio program produced by KDKA Westinghouse Labs that explores the invention and creation of nylon.

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Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio

Thursday, February 11, 2010

WNYC presents a rare interview with Malcolm X conducted by reporter Eleanor Fischer in 1961 when Malcolm X was still an active spokesman for Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

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City's Smart Phone App Competition: Trying to Make NYC Easier to Navigate

Friday, February 05, 2010

WayFinder app

WayFinder app

The winners of the city's 'BigApp' competition, which invited software developers to devise applications for smart phones and the Web using the city's raw data, were announced Thursday night. The Best Overall App goes to a program called

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Extension of No. 7 Subway Line on Track

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the expansion of the No. 7 subway line is on schedule and on budget. On a tour of the half-finished tunnel, more than 100 feet underground, with MTA chief Jay Walder nearby, the mayor says workers have not run into unexpected problems.

Paul Jareck is a foreman ...

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Remembering Howard Zinn

Monday, February 01, 2010

Howard Zinn (photo by Douglas Brown/by-nc-sa)

Howard Zinn (photo by Douglas Brown/by-nc-sa)

 

The historian and civil rights activist Howard Zinn died last Wednesday. Perhaps best known for his book of historical revisionism, “A People’s History of the United States,” Zinn examines American ...

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Today in History: Edison Patents the Electric Light Bulb

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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While the world is buzzing over Apple's latest product release, the iPad, it's appropriate that we look back at another pioneer of technology, Thomas Edison. Light_bulbOn this day in 1880, Edison patented the electric light bulb: U.S. ...

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2010 State of the Union

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The themes of Obama's speech? Jobs, spending and the economy.

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Apple Posts Record Profits

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Apple has posted its most profitable quarter ever. In the last three months of 2009, the company sold twice as many iPhones and 33 percent more computers than the same quarter last year.

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How to Avoid a Trashed Umbrella Today

Monday, January 25, 2010

(Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

When it rains in the city, many New Yorkers seem caught off guard. They scramble to the nearest bodega or street vendor and buy one of those folding black umbrellas. That's a ...

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