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Tehran and Brooklyn Mourn The Yellow Dogs

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fans of the band The Yellow Dogs are in mourning in Tehran, Iran and Brooklyn, New York. Two members of the Iranian band — brothers Arash and Soroush Farazmand  — a third musician, Ali Eskandarian, and the suspected shooter, Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, were killed in a triple-murder suicide in East Williamsburg early Monday. Police are still searching for a motive in the tragic crime. 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Ken South Rock

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The high energy Brooklyn-Tokyo duo Ken South Rock plays at Union Pool Tuesday. Download "Explosion."

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WNYC News

Pockets of Anti-Semitism Roil NY

Friday, November 08, 2013

Two recent reports reveal pockets of anti-Semitism in the New York area.

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WNYC News

State Officials Mull Another Brooklyn Hospital Merger

Monday, October 28, 2013

As state health officials mull the fate of Brooklyn's struggling hospitals, one plan under discussion would topple three struggling institutions and replace them with a new one. The idea is in the early stages and would be years away.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA Race Nears Bitter End

Monday, October 28, 2013

The race for Brooklyn District Attorney seemed like a done deal when former federal prosecutor Kenneth Thompson beat out incumbent Charles "Joe" Hynes in the Democratic primary last month. Then Hynes decided to run on the Republican Party line. Now the race that looked like it was over is heating up.

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Director and Actor Adam Goldman

Saturday, October 19, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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WNYC News

John Schaefer: Brooklyn Migration Defines Bloomberg Era

Monday, October 07, 2013

WNYC

The Great Brooklyn Migration is, for me, the defining transformation of Bloomberg’s New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Brooklyn DA Nominee Ken Thompson on Prosecuting Crime

Thursday, October 03, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

What's the role of a DA in a changing New York City? Ken Thompson, Democratic nominee (and presumptive winner) for Brooklyn District Attorney, discusses his vision for the office and the challenges for prosecuting criminals that the next mayor, NYPD commissioner, and justice system will face.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rep. Garrett on the Shutdown; Israel and Iran; Save Halloween

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Congressman Scott Garrett, Republican of New Jersey, explains his position on the government shutdown and how the Affordable Care Act should be tied to negotiations in Washington. Then, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy examines the legal landscape of affirmative action; Ken Thompson talks about how he would re-shape the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office if elected; and Israeli deputy defense minister Danny Danon talks about Middle East politics, including relations with Iran. Plus: how to save New York’s Village Halloween Parade.

Soundcheck

Watch: Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Watch Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band -- a new project from TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe -- in the Soundcheck studio.

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WNYC News

Fall TV: It Stinks, But It Has Potential

Thursday, September 26, 2013

After a summer of re-runs and reality programs, the five major networks are rolling out a whole new roster of shows. But Slate's TV Critic Willa Paskin says the fall TV season stinks.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Live from Brooklyn Edition

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the Nicole Holofcener film "Enough Said" and Brooklyn as a global brand, plus New York Times contributor Chris Suellentrop guests for a discussion of video games as art and Grand Theft A

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Brooklyn Book Festival

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Johnny Temple, the publisher of Akashic Books and chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council, talks about the upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in New York City. It takes place September 22, 10 am–6 pm, and Bookend events begin September 16.

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WNYC News

Tangled Dealings Link Quinn, Lopez and His Brooklyn Machine

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

As leader of the City Council, Christine Quinn has dispensed powerful posts and directed extensive funding to the political operation led by Vito Lopez, the Brooklyn Democrat with a long history of scandal, investigative journalist Wayne Barrett reports.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Cyclones to Re-Dedicate Jackie Robinson Statue

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

Monday is "Diversity Day" for the Brooklyn Cyclones. The minor league baseball team is calling attention to the courage of Jackie Robinson after a statue of him and teammate Pee Wee Reese at their ballpark was defaced with a swastika earlier in August.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Eric Adams on Stop-and-Frisk

Friday, August 16, 2013

State Senator Eric Adams talks about the ruling in the federal stop-and-frisk lawsuit. A former NYPD captain, he testified during the trial about disputed statements by Police Commissioner Kelly and is now running unopposed for Brooklyn Borough President.

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Transportation Nation

Big Business Group in NYC Says Put Transit Where Jobs Are: Outer Boroughs

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WNYC

A big business group is putting its significant clout behind an effort to bring more bus rapid transit to New York's outer boroughs.  Compared to 10 years ago, 24 percent more people who work in Brooklyn also live there, according to analysis by the Partnership for New York City.  And they need transit. 

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WNYC News

Brownsville Reacts to Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC's Arun Venugopal visited a four-block area in Brownsville, Brooklyn, that WNYC has identified as having the greatest number of stop-and-frisks. He talked to residents there about the federal court decision that ruled stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Novel Take on Dating in Brooklyn

Monday, August 05, 2013

Adelle Waldman, Brooklyn-based journalist and the author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.: A Novel, looks at the 21st century Brooklyn dating scene through the characters in her new novel.

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