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Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

New York's Top Earners from Seven Big Pharmaceutical Companies

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This list is based on data released by ProPublica on Oct. 19, 2010. They identified 384 health providers who earned more than $100,000 total from one or more of the following seven companies that have disclosed payments in 2009 and early 2010: Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Cephalon and GlaxoSmithKline. ProPublica says it matched the payee records with licensed doctors and registered nurses. When a match could not be found, for example when a recipient was a pharmacist, ProPublica used other sources to confirm their identities. Read more about how ProPublica compiled this information here.

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Norway Spruce Lands in Rockefeller Center

Friday, November 12, 2010

It didn't feel like that time of year, with temperatures in the mid 50s, but the annual Rockefeller Christmas tree has landed.

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Spring Street Subway Station at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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9/11 Memorial Pools Get Test Run

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The north pool of the 9/11 Memorial got its first test on Tuesday. The taps were turned on, creating cascading waterfalls over the 30-foot high granite walls. The pools are called "Reflecting Absence" and are the work of Michael Arad.

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Stars Shine Again on Grand Central Terminal

Monday, November 08, 2010

The new LED lights installed in Grand Central Terminal's zodiac twinkle in accordance with each star's brightness in the night sky.

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Marathon Sunday: A New Ethiopian Champ Wins the Marathon, a Chilean Miner Survives to the Finish

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Over 45,000 runners from all 50 states and over 100 countries descended on New York City Sunday for the 41st New York City marathon. The cloudless sky and brisk winds provided perfect running weather for the event often referred to as the Super Bowl of marathons.

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Recycling Thousands of Pounds of Marathon Clothing

Friday, November 05, 2010

While the streets of New York will be filled this Sunday with some of the most fit runners from over 100 countries here to participate in the New York City Marathon, those runners will be leaving behind an impressive amount of trash.

Plus: Brian Lehrer Show Marathon Meetup
We're linking up Brian Lehrer show runners and fans for Sunday's marathon.

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50th Tree Planted at 9/11 Memorial

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On an unseasonably warm October morning, the 50th tree was planted at the Memorial Plaza. The White Swamp Oak was lowered by crane while Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials watched.


NY Rep Calls for NPR Defunding

Friday, October 22, 2010

Some Republican members of Congress want to cut off National Public Radio's federal funding in the wake of the firing of NPR and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams. Speaking on Fox earlier this week, Williams said that he gets nervous when he sees people in "Muslim garb" on airplanes. Long Island Congressman Peter King said on Fox News Friday that if Republicans take control of the House there will be a move to defund NPR.

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New York Election 2010: Newspaper Endorsements

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

With just over a week to go before the midterm elections, newspapers have begun making their candidate endorsements. It's A Free Country is tracking them all down.

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The World Trade Center Rises: View From the Top and a Trip to the Sandwich Shop

Monday, October 18, 2010

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.

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Tavern on the Green Re-Opens with Gourmet Food Carts

Friday, October 15, 2010

The iconic stretch of green in Central Park at 67th Street and Central Park West has gone from farmland to upscale restaurant and now to farm eating. The landmark restaurant, Tavern on the Green, closed last January after filing for bankruptcy, but has been reincarnated as a gourmet food cart hub and visitor center.


Slideshow: Junkyard Instruments at Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, October 07, 2010

On Thursday morning, composer Magnus Lindberg and the New York Philharmonic held the final rehearsal before the New York premiere of his 1985 industrial work Kraft. That piece features an arsenal of noise-making instruments augmented by various found objects, including scrap metal, an oxygen tank and other junk, all of which were picked up from a Staten Island junkyard.

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18th Century Ship Found at World Trade Center Has a Name...and Worms

Friday, October 01, 2010

Few things preserve like dense Hudson River mud. That was proven this summer when workers at the World Trade Center site uncovered the skeletal hull of an 18th century ship at the site of a future car park.

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New York Philharmonic Turns Junked Cars to High Art

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, but on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, scoured a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall.


New York Philharmonic Uses Staten Island Junk for 'Kraft'

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, and other alternative spaces. But on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, and several percussionists, were scouring a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall in October.


City Rings in First Day of Fall With Sukkahs, Mooncakes and Carnivals

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wooden sukkots in Williamsburg, pancake-shaped mooncakes in Chinatown and sizzling treats in Little Italy are all reminders that summer has officially ended.

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Stolen Torahs Finally Find Home in Eastern Europe after 14 Years

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In the early 1990s, a rash of Torah thefts swept New York City. The thieves were indiscriminate when it came to denomination and borough -- Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, Brooklyn and Manhattan -- one was even taken from Mt. Sinai Medical Center. In total 15 Torahs went missing, several valued at over $15,000. The Manhattan District Attorney created the Torah Task Force to track down the holy book thieves.


Monarchs Mark End of Summer

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The butterflies gracing New York's streets and gardens are Monarch butterflies, currently making their way through the city en route to the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico where they will spend the winter.

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UN General Assembly to Discuss Poverty, Education and Biodiversity

Monday, September 20, 2010

The United Nations General Assembly is holding its 65th annual meeting this week with representatives from 192 countries in attendance.

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