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A Thankgiving Special From WNYC's Archive: The Expedition of Lewis and Clark

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Lewis and Clark on the Lower Columbia" by Charles Marion Russell 1905.

"Lewis and Clark on the Lower Columbia" by Charles Marion Russell 1905.

While many travel home for Thanksgiving, we here at WNYC combed the archives for another travel tale. This one is ...

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Bloomberg Takes on the Teachers Union

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took on the teachers union today when he announced that principals will be directed to use student test scores this year when evaluating teachers who are up for tenure. WNYC's education reporter Beth Fertig has been following the story and answers some key questions.

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Fare Game: Traveling by Bus This Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

(Stephen Nessen)

(Stephen Nessen)

As WNYC's Lisa Chow reports, long-distance bus travel is gaining popularity for the first time in almost four decades. And the competition among bus companies in New York City is picking up speed too. Bus lines Greyhound and Peter Pan--already under ...

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Queens Teen Was Shot 11 Times by Police

Monday, November 23, 2009

A teenager in Queens killed in a confrontation with New York City police over the weekend was shot 11 times.

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Update: The Cost of Doing Business

Monday, November 23, 2009

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In November 2008, WNYC aired a two-part report called 'The Cost of Doing Business.' It was an in-depth look at a construction accident that took the life of Mexican immigrant Jose Palacios. Palacios fell off of a poorly secured ...

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Day of Outrage Called For Today

Monday, November 23, 2009

(Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

(Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)


The National Action Network, a civil rights organization found by Rev. Al Sharpton, is calling today a 'National Day of Outrage.' It is holding a rally in Times Square to protest what ...

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City's Food Pantries Busier Than Ever

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Food Bank for NYC is pushing hunger awareness with a "Go Orange Campaign"

The Food Bank for NYC is pushing hunger awareness with a "Go Orange Campaign"

Across the city, emergency food providers say they're seeing more first time visitors at ...

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Fund Set Up for Survivor of Crown Heights Fire

Friday, November 20, 2009

Elected officials and community leaders in Brooklyn are rallying around the family of three victims in Wednesday's Crown Heights fire. Rose Etienne Jean was working when the fire claimed the lives of her two young children and her partner, Myrtel Jean.

The funeral for the three victims will be held ...

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The Long Island Turkey Hunt is On

Friday, November 20, 2009

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Long Islanders who like their Thanksgiving turkey extremely fresh may be in luck. L.I.'s first turkey hunting season opens today, but only for those 1,600 who hold turkey hunting permits.

Seventy-five turkeys were reintroduced in Suffolk County ...

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Bronx Borough President Says Violence Must Stop

Friday, November 20, 2009

(Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images)

(Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images)

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says residents have reached the breaking point with gun violence after 15-year-old Vada Vasquez was hit in the head by a stray bullet Monday.

Diaz told WNYC's Brian Lehrer he'll hold ...

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NY's Credit Could be Hurt Over Budget Impasse

Friday, November 20, 2009

Moody's Investors Service says the state's credit rating could suffer if legislature fails to make Governor Paterson's proposed cuts.

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Artist Jeanne-Claude, Co-Creator of 'The Gates,' Dies

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Artist Jeanne-Claude, co-creator of the Central Park installation 'The Gates,' has died at the age of 74.

Her family says it was from complications of a brain aneurysm.

With The Gates, in 2005, Jeanne-Claude her husband, Christo, covered Central Park's footpaths with thousands of saffron-colored drapes hung from specially designed ...

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Drunk Driving with Child Now a Felony

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Drunk drivers who have a child in the vehicle will now face felony charges in New York State.

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Attorney General Defends Civilian Trial for 9/11 Mastermind

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the decision to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York was a tough call and that, in his view, the government is more likely to successfully prosecute Mohammed in a federal or so-called 'Article III' court ...

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Holder Says NYC Best Locale for 9/11 Trial

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the decision to put alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and others on trial in a New York federal court.

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H1N1 Vaccine: High Demand in Some Areas, Low in Others Makes Supply Unpredictable

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

(Paul Kane/Getty Images)

(Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Demand for H1N1 flu shots is so high in most of New York state that doctors, hospitals, clinics and officials can't keep up. Yet, curiously, only a fraction of city residents have sought the swine flu vaccine. The majority ...

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Members of the 9/11 Commission Discuss Future Trial

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This morning WNYC's Brian Lehrer discussed the controversial decision to try accused 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan civilian court. Joining Brian were former NJ Governor Tom Kean and Richard Ben-Veniste, members of the 9/11 Commission.

Kean says a civilian trial will give Mohammed a global stage. "A ...

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City Agencies Told to Slash Budgets

Monday, November 16, 2009

New York City agencies are being told to come up with $1.75 billion in savings as Mayor Michael Bloomberg tries to bridge next year's multibillion-dollar deficit.

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New FAA Rules for Hudson River Airspace

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will carve the crowded airspace over the Hudson River into separate areas for local and long-distance traffic.

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High Winds Take a Toll

Friday, November 13, 2009

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida whip up winds in the city, a street light at the corner of Varick and King streets was blown over.

Fallen Traffic Light

The fallen traffic light at the corner of Varick and King streets.


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