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WNYC to Acquire WQXR

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Sonia Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings: Day 3

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Listen live to the hearings starting at 10am

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation Monday on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Most analysts ...

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Jane Jacobs Way

Monday, July 13, 2009

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A block of Hudson Street in the West Village has been named "Jane Jacobs Way" in honor of the urban planning activist who fought to preserve the neighborhood by campaigning for sidewalks and against highways.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says Jacobs' spirit and vision are ...

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Judge Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Day 1

Monday, July 13, 2009

Supreme Court nominee judge Sonia Sotomayor (R) with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) (L). Confirmation hearing for Sotomayor start July 13. (Getty Images)

Supreme Court nominee judge Sonia Sotomayor (R) with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) (L). Confirmation hearing for Sotomayor start July 13. ...

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Is Sotomayor Hispanic or Latino?

Monday, July 13, 2009

by Alex Goldmark and Janaya Williams

With Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor starting next week, be prepared for the words "Hispanic" and "Latino" to scroll across the bottom of your TV a lot! She is set to be the first Latina on the Court, or ...

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Meet the Mayor of the Block

Friday, July 10, 2009

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by Alex Goldmark and Janaya Williams

Meet the Mayor of Columbia Street, Brooklyn.

We know, we know, Mike Bloomberg is the mayor of New York, and Cory Booker presides over Newark, New Jersey. But we’re talking more local than that! So ...

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Hazel Dukes on the NAACP: Past and Future

Friday, July 10, 2009

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Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, discusses the one hundredth anniversary of the NAACP, the organization’s history and future on the Leonard Lopate Show.

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Marian Anderson and the Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Bernstein rehearsing with singer Marian Anderson at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. June 1947. (Music Division)

Bernstein rehearsing with singer Marian Anderson at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. June 1947. (Music Division)

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic performance on the ...

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PAL Closes Harlem Street for Play

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Police Athletic League is closing off a street in Harlem today for this summer's first "Play Streets" event. Kids were playing sidewalk games, like double dutch, hopscotch and tug-of-war under the hot sun, until they were joined by Manhattan District Attorney and league chairman Robert Morgenthau, who helped ...

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NAACP Slideshow

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Pictures of important members and events that celebrate the NAACP's centennial.
Thanks to the NAACP for help in sourcing photographs.

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Ethnic Media Call for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Hundreds of ethnic media organizations across the country are organizing to demand action on federal immigration reform. New America Media, an association of ethnic news outlets, has produced an editorial calling on the White House and Congress to enact a "just and humane" reform package.

Marcelo Ballve, contributing editor of ...

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NY State Offers Businesses Programs to Survive the Recession

Monday, July 06, 2009

rangelDepartment of Labor Commissioner Patricia Smith is traveling throughout New York State encouraging businesses to take advantage of three government programs. Smith says these programs can help employers and workers survive the recession.

The Shared Work Program

If a business ...

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Robert McNamara: His Life and Legacy

Monday, July 06, 2009

In March 16, 1961, JFK sits in his favorite rocking chair in his office during a meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, right, at the White House.

In March 16, 1961, JFK sits in ...

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Declaration of Independence On View at NYPL

Friday, July 03, 2009

declarationThe New York Public Library is offering a special viewing of the original copy of the Declaration of Independence this July Fourth weekend. The full-text version of the Declaration is one of only two fully intact copies. It's 233 years ...

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Comptroller DiNapoli Seeks to Withhold Senators' Pay

Thursday, July 02, 2009

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says he's planning to withhold pay for state senators until there's a resolution of the leadership struggle that has paralyzed the Senate for weeks. DiNapoli is filing suit in state Supreme Court seeking a decision on whether he has the constitutional authority to ...

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Copious Franks, Hyperbole & Condiment Puns at Hot Dog Weigh-In

Thursday, July 02, 2009

“They say that competitive eating is the battleground upon which God and Lucifer wage war for men's souls, my friends, and they are right! For the battle that will occur on July 4 is a battle for the ages, a battle of the titans!”

Otherwise known as Nathan's International ...

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Boost in Jobless Benefits Stalled in Albany

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Unemployed mother Janet Francis of Brooklyn (in blue) looks for a job while her daughter Kayli, 2, sleeps on her shoulder at the New York State Labor Department's Division of Employment Services resource room July 2, 2009. (Getty)

Unemployed mother Janet ...

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The Board of Education Makes a Comeback

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The law that gave Mayor Bloomberg control of city schools expired at midnight. That means the Board of Education is back. Earlier this morning, the five borough presidents gathered at Gracie Mansion to determine their appointees; the mayor also makes two appointments. The newly reconstituted board's first meeting is expected ...

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Council Supports Muslim Holidays in Schools

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The City Council is urging the Bloomberg Administration to add two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar. Councilwoman Annabel Palma supported the resolution that passed this afternoon.

"This is not just another day off. This is a city embracing yet another culture, a city saying the Muslim community needs ...

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Spitzer Offers Advice on State Senate Upheaval

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer has some advice for Governor Paterson on dealing with the chaos in the New York State Senate. Spitzer says Paterson should encourage his constituents to use their 2010 voting power to eliminate uncooperative senators from the legislative body. Spitzer says that elected officials ...

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