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WNYC in the Community: Brooklyn Museum

Monday, September 22, 2014

WNYC in the Community at the Brooklyn Museum for the Beat Festival and our event "Brooklyn Bound" featuring a panel of emerging Brooklyn authors. 

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Radio Rookies

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

Monday, September 22, 2014

WNYC
Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

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WNYC News

Bushwick Warehouse Is Mecca for Climate Activists

Friday, September 19, 2014

There's a flurry of preparation underway for the People's Climate March on Sunday, and at the center of it is a  warehouse in Bushwick.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Not-So-Secret Recipes Behind 'Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Here's how Ample Hills Creamery makes flavors like "I Want To Marry This" (maple ice cream with chocolate covered bacon) and "The Munchies" (pretzel ice cream with chips and M&Ms). 

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WNYC News

Long Island College Hospital ER and Clinic Deal Collapses

Friday, September 19, 2014

The withdrawal leaves the sale of the Cobble Hill property in limbo and reignites concerns over whether the site will continue to offer healthcare.

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Features

Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Tiger and Nushi of Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In the latest installment of BCITOW, we meet Nushi, a Sunset Park, Brooklyn, connoisseur of Halal food, and Tiger, the polyglot of Fourth Avenue.

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WNYC News

Real Estate Investing for the Rest of Us

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
A new fund offers the chance for more people to profit from New York City’s soaring real estate market. But you'll still need sizable savings to take part.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Heights Library Will have Market-Rate Housing

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WNYC
Library officials approved of a plan to sell the Brooklyn Heights Library branch to The Hudson Companies in a deal worth $61 million.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates from Brooklyn Running for a State Senate Seat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rubain Dorancy and Jesse Hamilton are both vying to fill Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams' old State Senate seat, and they joined us for back-to-back interviews. 

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PRI's The World

Want to tour a toxic beach? 'Anti-tourism' explores the darker, dirtier corners of the world

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The latest trend in tourism doesn't look like tourism at all. With the help of some adventurous tour guides, young urbanites are seeking out the world's most unusual, gross and often dangerous locales.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic National Convention: Brooklyn, 2016?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Members of the Democratic National Committee are scoping out the Barclay's Center as a possible host for the DNC's convention in 2016. Mayor de Blasio, Senator Schumer and the Clintons are all in favor of the idea. Are you? Call in with thoughts on the pros and cons of Brooklyn hosting the convention. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Brooklyn Is Your Product?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A new certification program looks to promote -- and correctly label -- products that are "Brooklyn Made." Carlo Scissura, President of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, discusses the growing economy of Brooklyn-ness and the Brooklyn brand worldwide.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Global/Local Sunset Park

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Mayor de Blasio plans to invest $100 million into the industrial area of Sunset Park. Queens College professor Tarry Hum, author of Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn's Sunset Park, talks about the local - and global - forces shaping that Brooklyn neighborhood. 

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WNYC News

Peak Hurricane Season Is Here. Are You Ready?

Friday, August 01, 2014

WNYC

With peak hurricane season underway for New York, city officials are urging residents to make sure they're prepared.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can Anything Resuscitate Brooklyn’s Ailing Hospitals?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Long Island College Hospital was closed this year, emergency funding has kept Interfaith from closing, and a 2011 state report has identified at least three other Brooklyn hospitals on the brink of financial collapse.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Brooklyn's New Marijuana Policy Will Play on the Streets

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrestsEugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Pot Basically Legal in Brooklyn?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The DA says he'll no longer prosecute many low-level marijuana arrests, especially of people with little or no criminal record.

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WNYC News

Need a Crock Pot? Just Borrow It

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Neighbor Goods aims to be a Brooklyn lending library for infrequently-used household items.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

From Churches to Condos

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As congregations shrink or disappear, some churches are becoming condos. DNAinfo has mapped historic churches that have been converted into condos in brownstone Brooklyn, and Janet Upadhye talks about what the trend says about the future and past of the borough.

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