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Battle of the Boroughs: Bronx Winner

Monday, April 14, 2014

Eleven undiscovered musical acts from the Bronx competed during a live concert on April 4, 2014. Then, voters whittled those down to their top five bands. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one act standing!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Book Club: Random Family

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Leonard Lopate Show Book Club’s first selection for 2014 is Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx. Author Adrian Nicole LeBlanc spent years with one extended family in the Bronx to create a portrait of poverty, and of life in and of public housing, prison, and court. It received high praise when it was published in 2003, and remains as relevant and important a decade later. We chose it after we read Andrea Elliott's powerful New York Times series Invisible Child: Dasani's Homeless Life, which reminded us of the extensive reporting on a family's struggles with poverty in Random Family.

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WNYC News

Speaker Mark-Viverito Goes Big For Inauguration

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WNYC

Three weeks after being elected City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito held a formal inauguration in the Bronx Wednesday night and it was no small affair.

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WNYC News

Aspiring to the Middle Class? Check out the Bronx

Friday, January 10, 2014

Trying to stake a claim to the ever-shrinking American middle class? Paul Bhola, who lives in the northernmost neighborhood in the five boroughs, says it can be done — if you're ready to make some sacrifices.

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Transportation Nation

Gov Cuomo Supports New Metro-North Train Line Through Bronx

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

WNYC

Governor Cuomo used his State of the State speech on Wednesday to express support for an MTA plan to send Metro-North trains through neighborhoods in the East Bronx.

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WNYC News

Service Dog at Center of Landord Discrimination Complaint

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Monday that it filed discrimination charges against landlords in the Bronx for trying to evict tenants for keeping a service dog.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jeff Klein on Albany Power-Sharing

Monday, December 16, 2013

Jeff Klein, president pro tem and leader of the Independent Democratic Conference in the NYS Senate (D, WF -34th, Bronx/Westchester), talks about leading the faction of Democrats keeping Republicans in control of the Senate and their 2014 legislative agenda.

 

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WNYC News

Elaine Rivera, 54, Former WNYC Reporter

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Elaine Rivera, a compassionate, funny, incisive journalist who worked at WNYC from 2006 until 2009, has died. She was 54.

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Schoolbook

School Year's First Health Clinic Opens in the Bronx

Monday, October 21, 2013

A new school-based health clinic opened in the Bronx on Monday, the first of seven set to open this school year. Principals welcomed the clinic to their campus where many students suffer from asthma, diabetes and higher rates of overweight and obesity.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ten Years in a Bronx Public School

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Laurel Sturt talks about her life in a high-poverty elementary school in the Bronx.Davonte’s Inferno: Ten Years in the New York Public School Gulag is a study of the crisis confronting today's educators and an indictment of the system.

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WNYC News

In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Shaaliver Douse

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC

Shanise Farrar has barely stopped moving since she learned her son, 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, was killed in the Bronx by police. Early last Sunday, rookie officers said they encountered him chasing and shooting at another youth on 151st Street and he refused to drop his gun.

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WNYC News

Grand Jury Refuses to Re-Indict Officer Who Shot Bronx Teen

Thursday, August 08, 2013

WNYC

The family of a Bronx teen shot dead in his own home by police last year has learned that a grand jury will not re-indict the officer. A Bronx judge tossed out an earlier indictment against officer Richard Haste in May, due to erroneous instructions given to the grand jury at the time.

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WNYC News

Commissioner Kelly Defends Shooting of Bronx Teen

Sunday, August 04, 2013

WNYC

The rookie officer who fatally shot an armed teenager was left without another option because Shaaliver Douse didn't drop his weapon as instructed, said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday.

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WNYC News

Art Talk: The Artist is Present, but in the South Bronx?

Friday, August 02, 2013

Like it or not, art often comes with the artist these days.

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Transportation Nation

The Bronx Gets a New SBS Bus Route

Saturday, June 29, 2013

WNYC

[UPDATED July 1, 2pm] SBS bus service started Sunday along Webster Avenue connecting the Fordham and Morrisania sections of the Bronx with the No. 2, 5 and 6 subway trains in the South Bronx.

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Transportation Nation

NYC's First-Ever Speed Cameras Go Back to School

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

There are 100 schools in New York City where drivers speed at least 75 percent of the time, according to city officials. And that's exactly where New York will be exercising its new speed camera authority.

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WNYC News

Bronx Residents React to Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court's decision striking down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has an impact on parts of New York City. Under the law, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx required Federal clearance in advance, known as "preclearance," before they could make changes to voting procedures. But the Court said that the jurisdictions that had been covered under the law were chosen using old 1960s data and that they might not be discriminating any more.

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WNYC News

Explainer: The Supreme Court, Voting Rights and New York

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx are all covered by the Voting Rights Act - which might surprise you. Here's what today's Supreme Court decision means for the city.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Beauty and the Boroughs

Saturday, June 08, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight samples some of New York City's most iconic composers and musicians, as well as the musicality of the boroughs they have called home. 

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Transportation Nation

NYC to Recommend Sheridan Expressway Become Less Express, More Local

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The city wants to turn the Sheridan Expressway into a West Side highway-style boulevard. The at-grade Bronx street with lights and trees is designed to mend a neighborhood torn apart by the aborted highway, while still giving truck access to the nearby Hunts Point market.

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