Tracie Hunte

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

Honoring the Man Who Helped Save Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fifty-four years ago this month, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Harlem signing copies of his book, when a mentally disturbed woman plunged a steel letter opener into his chest.

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Bloomberg Says First Amendment Means Tolerating Despicable Things

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the MTA has no choice but to comply with a court order that allows a controversial pro-Israel ad from appearing in ten subway stations.

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Top Critics Weigh Broadway Fall Season

Monday, September 17, 2012

Many critics say they are unimpressed by the Great White Way's fall lineup. We asked two to weigh in on hits and misses for the new crop of Broadway shows that include Annie, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? and Glengarry Glen Ross.


Damage from July Storm Keeps Congregation Out of Church

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A 19th-century Episcopal church in Brooklyn has still not been able to hold services nearly eight weeks after it was damaged in a thunderstorm.


Notable New Brunswick Music Venue Set to Re-Open

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A gritty New Brunswick, N.J, rock club, which shuttered in January, is getting ready for an encore.


Pol Pushes for Gun Buy Backs Amid Question of Effectiveness

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Queens lawmaker last week called for more gun buy-back programs in the wake of a triple fatal shooting. But experts cast doubt on the effectiveness of the program to thwart crime.

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Bus Returning from Casino Crashes on I-95

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Twenty-four people were hurt Wednesday after the driver of a bus returning from the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut lost control and crashed on Interstate 95.


Embattled Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook Set to Face Retrial

Monday, June 18, 2012

Federal prosecutors will get a second chance this week to try to prove City Councilman Larry Seabrook misdirected hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to nonprofits he controlled.


Tonys Set to Be An Awards Show Smackdown

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Tony Awards, to be held on Sunday and to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will include showdowns between Nina Arianda in "Venus In Fur" and Tracie Bennett in "End of the Rainbow"; and Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Corden in the Best Actor category. "Once" will also be going up against "Newsies" for the Tony for best musical.


Law Change May Help Restore Crumbling Pier 40, Groups Says

Sunday, June 03, 2012

The group overseeing Pier 40 on the West Side of Manhattan wants to change the law to allow for new kinds of commerce to help generate revenue for the crumbling, cash-strapped structure.

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Ultra-Orthodox Hosts Sold-Out Event at Citi Field on Tech Risks

Sunday, May 20, 2012

More than 40,000 ulta-Orthodox Jewish men will gather at Citi Field Sunday to discuss how to use modern technology – including how to avoid potential dangers of the Internet.

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Beep Seeks Boosters to Keep Ferry Tourists on Staten Island

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Argentine tourists Florencia Colacioppo and Noelia Pfeiffer are visiting New York City for nine days. In that time, they plan to see Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Chelsea and visit museums.

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New Yorkers Give Sanchez Slight Edge Over Tebow as Jets QB: Poll

Friday, April 13, 2012


Most New Yorkers want to see Mark Sanchez as starting quarterback for the New York Jets over newly acquired Tim Tebow – even though the incumbent QB holds a slim four-point advantage over the former polarizing Denver Bronco, a new poll finds. Who's your favorite New York athlete?

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Photographer Finds 70-Year-Old World’s Fair Negatives

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amateur photographer and collector Lynne Rostochile made one her most interesting finds to date at an Oklahoma flea market: a box of 70-year-old 35mm negatives shot during the 1939-'40 New York World’s Fair.


27 Projects Passed in Participatory Budget Vote

Wednesday, April 04, 2012


Nearly 6,000 residents in four council districts green lit projects from security cameras in public housing in Upper Manhattan to an outdoor performance space in the Rockaways, according to the results of the city’s first-ever participatory budget vote released Wednesday.


Results of Final Community-Led Neighborhood Budget Vote Expected Monday

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Some Brooklyn and Manhattan community members who had a hand in choosing the projects to finance in their neighborhoods will soon find out how $1 million of their tax dollars will be spent.

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Murray Lender, the Man behind Lender's Bagels, Dies at 81

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Murray Lender, who helped turn his father’s small Connecticut bakery into a national company that introduced bagels to many Americans for the first time, has died in Florida. He was 81.


Local Farmers Say Spring Weather Has Sent Wrong Signal to Plants

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring officially begins next month, but uncharacteristically warm winter is sending a different signal to the area’s plants, according to local farmers.

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Marie Colvin, War Reporter, Dies in Syria

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Relatives of a foreign correspondent from Long Island killed while covering the Syrian uprising are remembering Marie Colvin's tenacious spirit and dedication to her craft.

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Famed NJ Rock Club The Court Tavern Mysteriously Shuttered

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A New Brunswick rock club known for its gritty atmosphere, cheap beer and a basement that featured some of the most exciting rock bands to come out of New Jersey, has shut down after more than 30 years.

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