Brian Zumhagen has been a weekend anchor at WNYC since 2003. His career in journalism started in 1993, with an internship in the press office of the German Green Party’s parliamentary delegation. Brian went on to spend the rest of the ‘90s working as a reporter, producer, and fill-in anchor at NPR member station KQED in San Francisco. He’s returned to Germany several times over the years for reporting projects. Most recently, he won a grant from the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to produce radio features for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before coming to WNYC, Brian was a frequent contributor to PRI’s The World. He reported for the program on 9/11 and served as the show’s United Nations correspondent during the run-up to the Iraq war. Brian lives in Queens with his wife and children.
FDNY Removes Fire Hazards From Zuccotti Park
Friday, October 28, 2011
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said dozens of firefighters went to Zuccotti Park Friday morning to remove fire hazards from the anti-Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan.
"We removed six generators and a dozen, or something like that, cans of gasoline," Bloomberg said during his weekly radio appearance on WOR,
Bloomberg said demonstrators were cooperative during the inspections, and there were no arrests. He said the hazardous items were taken to another location, where protesters can pick up their property without penalty.
Protest volunteer Iana Dikidjiea said the generators were used for the kitchen, emergency lights and media equipment. She said protesters are now "rethinking how that's going to work" without the generators.
With the Associated Press
Clarification: An earlier version of this article quoted the mayor as saying "dozens" of cans of gasoline were removed from the site when in face he said "a dozen, or something like that," cans had been removed.