Wayne Shulmister began his professional career as host of Woody's Morning Jam at WORT FM in Madison, Wisconsin. He then moved on to assistant engineer at NYC's legendary Power Station recording studio. From there he jettisoned to The Juilliard School where he served as the Assistant Director of the Recording Department. Currently, he resides in Control Room 8 of WNYC Radio where he mixes news, Cultural and Radio Rookies features.
New York City is a leading center for neuroscience research, so you'd think it would stand to benefit from President Obama's new $100 million initiative to map the human brian.
The explosion of civic-minded hackathons raises the question of what the organizations funding them are trying to accomplish.
Chinese and Syrian hackers, internet trolls and hacking collectives like Anonymous tend to give hacking a bad name, but some people hack for good too. This week on New Tech City, meet the participants of a civic hackathon as they try to solve the problem of price gouging at bodegas in Newark.
One Pennsylvania summer camp is letting tween and teen campers use their smartphones, iPads and other tech gadgets all summer long.
Many Wall Street firms make thousands of trades a second from computer terminals, but the technology is so expensive that only the biggest firms can take advantage of it. This week on New Tech City, meet one local company that wants to give everyone a chance to trade fast — and maybe take back some power from the big boys on Wall Street.
The specifics of a secret government surveillance program called Prism are still being uncovered, but last week it was revealed that for the past six years, the National Security Agency has been collecting people’s emails, photos and videos from companies like Google, Apple and Facebook.
For many students with special needs in New York City, this school year marks the fist time they joined others in a regular classroom setting. With this integration comes the need for assistive technologies to help level the playing field.
The hardest-working maestro in show business returned to the podium on Sunday after a two-year absence. We look at why opera fans are so intrigued with James Levine.
In 1863, New York Tribune reporters Junius Browne and Albert Richardson were captured by the Confederate army in Vicksburg, Mississippi. What followed was an epic journey through an archipelago of Confederate prisons, a daring escape, and a perilous 300-mile trek to freedom. It's the subject of the book, Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: a Civil War Odyssey, due out at the end of the month. Author Peter Carlson takes Bob through the highs and lows of the adventure.
Music: Jim Taylor - Bonaparte's Retreat / Bonaparte's Charge / Bonaparte's March, Eastman Wind Ensemble - Liverpool Hornpipe, Craig Duncan - Dixie, Judy Collins - Battle Hymn of the Republic, Craig Duncan - Shiloh's Hill
Whether you're 18 or 85, keeping up with new technology is increasingly important for success and even well-being. Meet a teenager and an octogenarian learning new tech skills as we tour the city's first software engineering high school and a senior center where bridge and canasta make way for a course called "Beginner iPad."
The Reality Deck at Stony Brook University was created to help those working in STEM fields visualize big data — data sets so large and complex that a simple computer monitor cannot do them justice.
When we die, we leave behind more than friends and family, homes and possessions. These days, we leave behind Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts and thousands of emails.
"Work isn't working for people anymore." — Maynard Webb, author of the book Rebooting Work. Want to be CEO of your own destiny? Webb says assess where you want to be and take a risk. Or even take a job below your pay grade.
A New York City-based website is using new technology to help sustain and even grow America’s industrial base.
With Tax Day come and gone again, New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi looks at the online services that might help you get on top of your finances for the this year.
This Sunday, New York City Opera will perform at City Center on West 55th street for the first time since 1965. The homecoming happens as the company looks to forge a new identity.
In response to New York City's 9.1 percent unemployment rate, many New Yorkers are exploring new tech-based strategies to find jobs on their tablets, smartphones and even "dumb" phones.
Cell phones are as much a necessity as electricity or water in the digital era. After Sandy knocked out service to more than one in four cell towers, how are wireless providers preparing for future storms?
Newsrooms are still trying to figure out how to make the kind of money online that they once made during the heyday of print. Some like BuzzFeed have found one answer, "content advertising."
New York City made its presence known at the annual SXSW Interactive technology festival with a day-long event promoting New York's tech sector. Silicon Alley startups used the four-day event to ferret out new hires and bolster their own brands.