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2011 Year In Review

Transportation Nation

INTERACTIVE CHART: From One State of the Union to the Next; A Shift from Building the New to Fixing the Old

Friday, January 20, 2012

President Obama began 2011 arguing in lofty terms for building 21st century infrastructure. He ended it pleading for the maintenance of our 20th century roads and bridges. Transportation Nation analyzed the number of times he mentioned various infrastructure-related words over the course of the year. As the chart shows, he shifted from regularly mentioning ambitious, long term projects like high-speed rail, to calling for repair of our roads and bridges as a means to spur construction jobs.

For a year in review of infrastructure and transportation policy extracted from this data, mouse over the chart month by month. Play with the chart to see how different issues trended over time. Here's the full dataset if you want to make your own charts, just credit us and let us know.

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Last Chance Foods

2011 Year in Review: The Year's Most Talked-About Last Chance Foods

Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Chance Foods covered a wide range of topics in 2011. Check out which ones got the most people talking.

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WNYC News

2011 Year in Review: Editors' Picks

Friday, December 30, 2011

WNYC editors have had the trying task of selecting 10 of our favorite stories from 2011. In a year marked by political scandals, government upheavals and daily news bombshells, we present some of our most compelling, impact-driven and imaginative coverage. Weigh in on your favorites in our survey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

2011 News Quiz: 10 True/False Questions

Thursday, December 29, 2011

WNYC

Yesterday on the show we tested your knowledge in our annual year-end news quiz. (Listen here) Below are 10 of our favorite questions from the True/False lightning round at the end of the show. See how much you were paying attention in 2011 -- and no googling.

Happy New Year from everyone at the BL Show!

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Gallerina

2011 Year in Review: Gallerina’s Second Annual Year-End Round-Up of Year-End Round-Ups

Thursday, December 29, 2011

WNYC

It’s that time again! Stuffed into the informational crevices between the clusterbomb of year-end holidays, everyone with a working keyboard has published a piece that wraps up the cultural year that was. The staff here at Gallerina has put together a handy, super-meta guide to the best in year-end articles.

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Know Your Neighbor

2011 Year in Review: Our Favorite Know Your Neighbor Stories

Thursday, December 29, 2011

WNYC's Know Your Neighbor video series tells the stories of New Yorkers living their lives in their own unique ways. From Bed-Stuy to the South Bronx to an encampment in Zuccotti Park, meet some of the most memorable neighbors we profiled in 2011.

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It's A Free Country ®

2011 Year in Review: Top-10 Political Gaffes

Thursday, December 29, 2011

From one lawmaker's tenuous relationship with facts to a serious case of Twitter misuse, 2011 gave us plenty of cringe-inducing moments. Here's a look back at 10 political gaffes we won't forget anytime soon.

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Features

2011 Year in Review: The Year in Arts and Culture

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Alexander McQueen show at the Met, "Spider-Man" and "The Book of Mormon" opening on Broadway, the kerfuffle around Tony Kushner's honorary degree at CUNY and an exhibit mapping out words New Yorkers use to search for a mate. Here are some of the arts and culture stories WNYC followed this year.

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WNYC News

2011 Year in Review: A Year in Photos

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A New York year in photos takes you to unexpected places: from below Second Ave, to the soaring heights of the World Trade Center. Below is a collection of some of my favorite photos shot in 2011.

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The Takeaway

Unemployed Vermonter Speaks of Little Hope

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Americans struggling with the ongoing recession and unemployment has been one of the defining narratives of 2011. Alexandra Jarrin, a regular guest and listener, lost her corporate job and home in 2008 and remained unemployed for nearly three years. She now works as a door-to-door salesperson for commission, but hopes to find a better job soon. Jarrin is 50-years-old and lives in Vermont. She has been on the program before, and gives an update of how her life has changed since The Takeaway last spoke to her.

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Features

2011 Year in Review: The Year's Best Gig Alerts

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Each weekday in 2011, as part of our Gig Alerts series, WNYC's Culture Desk offered up free MP3s from artists playing in the NYC area. Here are our favorite Gig Alerts of the year, along with free downloads from the bands performing -- from Cat Power to Architecture in Helsinki to Melvin Van Peebles.

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WNYC News

2011 Year in Review: Biggest New York Stories

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It was tumultuous year with soaring highs, and heart breaking lows, providing a glut of stories to follow and keep up with. From the Arab spring to the disaster in Japan, to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Here in New York, after battling a harsh winter, the city played host to the birth of protest movement that quickly spread around the world. We lost a Congressman and legalized gay marriage. Here is the year in stories.

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WNYC News

Watch | Year in Review: Memories of 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

AUDIO SLIDESHOW. WNYC takes a look back at the year that was: the noteworthy news-makers, the career-ending scandals, the historic uprisings, just to name a few of the headline-grabbers. Take a look at memories from 2011.

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Features

2011 Year in Review: Best of Soundcheck Live (The Video Edition)

Monday, December 26, 2011

From pop sensations like Foster the People to world music powerhouses like Tinariwen, WNYC's Soundcheck studios have seen some hot live acts in 2011. But there is no need to go paging through YouTube armed with Boolean search terms. We have assembled our Top 10 (make that Top 12!) Soundcheck music videos from the past year, just for you.

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