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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The If You Listen Closely You Can Hear Clarence Thomas Shouting Edition

Friday, February 28, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: States seek to legalize gay discrimination, Clarence Thomas says nothing, and Spike Lee decries gentrification.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rosie Perez on How Brooklyn Has Changed

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The actor and activist responds to Spike Lee’s recent criticism of gentrification: "I think it’s good and bad. It’s great that it’s safer. It’s great that it improved. But it’s bad because a lot of the people who have been there from the beginning are not allowed to participate."

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WNYC News

Deal Reached on Future of Long Island College Hospital

Thursday, February 20, 2014

SUNY will be allowed to rid itself of the money-losing LICH, and community members opposed to closing the hospital will get a voice in its redevelopment.

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WNYC News

It Really Does Take a Village to Rebuild After Sandy

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sheepshead Bay residents affected by Sandy may be part of a plan from the Pratt Center Design 

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WNYC News

How I Landed a $38,000 Apartment in Brooklyn Heights

Saturday, February 08, 2014

WNYC's Tracie Hunte played real-estate roulette in the Mitchell-Lama housing lottery and won, but for now, she's among a shrinking number of New Yorkers who can do so.

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WNYC News

Dad Gets To Threshold Of Super Bowl, Then Steps Aside For His Son

Monday, February 03, 2014

WNYC

Brooklyn car mechanic Dominick Arlistico's plan for Super Bowl XLVIII was simple: get as close to the game as he could and then miss it.

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On Being

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith — Living Vodou [remix]

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances a

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On Being

[Unedited] Patrick Bellegarde-Smith with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances a

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WNYC News

The Middle Class Squeeze in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

In this vast swath of brownstone Brooklyn, filled with Renaissance architecture and stained glass windows, even people in households making more than double the city's median income can hardly afford to stay put.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Williamsburg Waterfront and Park Creation

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Daniel Campo, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore, former planner for NYC, and the author of The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned  (Fordham University Press, 2013), looks at the way the North Brooklyn waterfront went from abandoned urban space to de facto neighborhood playground to luxury development, and what lessons that history holds for the creation of public spaces.

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WNYC News

Atlantic Yards Gets Cash from China

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises has a new majority investor in the 22-acre mixed use project in Prospect Heights, the Shanghai-based Greenland Group.

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Soundcheck

12 Days Of Soundcheck '13: The Lone Bellow, 'You Never Need Nobody'

Friday, December 13, 2013

On Friday, December 13, download a special live performance of The Lone Bellow's song "You Never Need Nobody" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooklyn Elevated to Lesbian Mecca

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz told Brian Lehrer that his borough is, "the lesbian capital of New York City and the Northeast." More than Northampton? More than Provincetown? Let the debate commence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Profiling a "Girl in the Shadows"

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New York Times reporter Andrea Elliot spent a year with Dasani, a child living with her family in a Brooklyn shelter -- one of 22,000 homeless children in New York City. She describes the process of gaining the family's trust, and the policy response to the personal story she chronicled.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Marty Markowitz on the Rise of Brooklyn

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, knows some people disparagingly call him a "cheerleader," but he says a big part of his job is to "lift people's spirits." He discusses his twelve years in office, his regrets (not bringing more manufacturing to Brooklyn), bike lanes (still very skeptical), and the rise of the Brooklyn "cool." Oh, and why Brooklyn is the lesbian capital of the Northeast.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Lucy Wainwright Roche

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Brooklyn folk musician Lucy Wainwright Roche plays as part of The Sanctuary Concerts series. Download "Seek and Hide."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

JP Morgan’s $13B Settlement, and You; Buyographics; Carlos Menchaca

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

JP Morgan must pay $13 billion in a settlement on failed securities. Felix Salmon of Reuters will explain how struggling homeowners in some New York City neighborhoods will get some of the $4 billion earmarked for victims. Plus: Carlos Menchaca talks about being the first Mexican-American elected to the New York City council; the 10 ways that demographics are changing our buying habits as Americans, with author Matt Carmichael; and Hilton Als of The New Yorker on his new collection of essays.

WNYC News

Brooklyn Diver Dies Attempting Record

Monday, November 18, 2013

Questions remain about the death of a Brooklyn-based diver who attempted to set a record for the deepest dive without the aid of oxygen or fins. 

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Transportation Nation

Select Bus Service Debuts in Brooklyn, Not Without Kinks

Monday, November 18, 2013

WNYC

Select Bus Service debuted in Brooklyn today. But the B 44's roll-out had some kinks. 

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