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.
New York Public Libraries Expand Hours
Monday, September 14, 2009
New York, NY —
Ten library branches around the city will now open earlier and close later to meet growing demand. The mid-Manhattan library on 5th Avenue at 40th Street is one that will expand its hours, opening at 8 am and closing at 11 at night.
Darin from New Jersey, who works in Midtown, says she's thrilled she'll be able to use the library more.
DARIN: People are getting back to reading. They come here to get their DVDs and their tapes. Instead of going to the store and buying stuff, you can come here and it’s great entertainment.
Hours are also being expanded at branch libraries in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island, the three boroughs served by the New York Public Library system.