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Tracie Hunte

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

Old Train Ride Gets Prestigious Book Award

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A book that takes readers on the first transcontinental railroad ride in 1869 is the winner of America's highest honor for children's picture books.

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NYC's Water Tanks Filled With Bacteria?

Monday, January 27, 2014

New York City often brags about having the best tap water in the country, but an investigation by The New York Times reveals that some of the city's wooden rooftop water tanks tested positive for E. Coli and other bacteria.

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HBO's Looking: A Show About Boring Ole Gay Life

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The new HBO show Looking is earning praise for its realistic look at the lives of four gay men in San Francisco. But for others, realistic is just another word for boring. After years of groundbreaking programming like Queer as Folk, The L Word and Will and Grace, and a whole channel dedicated to gay programming, Logo, can a gay TV show even be newsworthy?

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New York CIty and Mayor de Blasio Still in Honeymoon Phase

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Yorkers are apparently feeling good about their new mayor, according to a new poll.

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NJ Gambling Revenues Are Way Below Expectations

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

One billion dollars. 

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Man Who Saved Dr. King's Life 10 Years Before His Assassination Dies at 95

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dr. John Cordice, a surgeon who was part of the three-man team that in 1958 saved the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a near fatal stabbing in Harlem, 10 years before King was assassinated, died Sunday. He was 95.

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Exit Interview: City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Amanda Burden, the outgoing commissioner of city planning has some advice for helping Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio when it comes to fulfilling his vow to create more than 200,000 units of affordable housing. Burden says de Blasio must "persuade communities to accept additional height and density," something easier said than done. 

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Exit Interview: Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

David Yassky, who for nearly four years led New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission, sat down with WNYC's Amy Eddings for an exit interview.

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Bloomberg: I Hope de Blasio is a Better Mayor

Monday, December 16, 2013

"I wish him well. I'm going to live in this city. My kids are going to live in this city. I hope he's a better mayor than I was," Bloomberg said.

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The Best TV Shows of 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

From Scandal to Orange is the New Black, here's your weekend calendar of binge-watching musts.

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Mayor Signs Bills for Speed Humps & Sample Web Ballots

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A bill mandating speed humps on roads near schools was signed into law today by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 

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The Snowy Owls Are Saved!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ornithologists rejoice! The Port Authority just announced it will stop shooting dead these adorable little white-plumed creatures who have the unfortunate habit of hanging out at our local airports.

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City's Role in CityTime Scandal Still Unknown

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three men charged with stealing millions in taxpayer money when they were hired to consult on a city payroll program will soon learn their fates. 

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New York City, Lincoln & the Gettysburg Address

Monday, November 18, 2013

Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

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Amateurs Dance with Professionals in a New Show

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It takes years of training to become a professional dancer. But one choreographer in Brooklyn is challenging that idea. 

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Listen: This Is What Six Mayor-Elects Said in Their Victory Speeches

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

WNYC

Who said "I intend to be the Mayor of all of the people"?  Who said "all groups are part of this city"?  Who said "I'm grateful and humbled by the mandate the people of the city have given me"?  Test your knowledge and get a glimpse of what New York felt like, beginning in 1965.

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Today In Politics: Will Lobbyists Return with a Non-Billionaire Mayor?

Friday, November 01, 2013

We won't know until Tuesday night who the next mayor will be, but one thing we know for sure— he won't be a billionaire. And that has implications for who will have influence at City Hall.

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Today In Politics: Will Bill de Blasio Let Progressives Down?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner in the city's mayor's race has spent his career as a champion for progressive causes.  And he's used that profile to his advantage in the race.  The Democrat has been leading Republican Joe Lhota by nearly about 40 points or more -- and it's given political observers lots of time to assess the promises de Blasio has made and what kind of mayor he might be, should he win the election on Tuesday. 

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Today In Politics: Lhota Debuts New, Aggressive Style

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fresh off a strong debate performance, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is maintaining an aggressive stance and keeping up his attacks on Democrat and front runner Bill de Blasio. On the campaign trail yesterday, Lhota told reporters that he's back, but will this new Lhota be enough to change the race?

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Obama's Visit Friday to Close Prospect Park for 6 Hours

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

President Obama's visit to a Brooklyn school Friday will close one of the borough's largest parks for six hours.

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