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Lucius: Joyful Harmonies And Drums, In The Studio

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Hear Lucius perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Lions and Tigers and Unicyclists, Oh My!

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center this week. With it comes tigers, clowns, death-defying acrobatics -- and quite a bit of music. The composer Michael Picton crafted the score for the current tour, called "Built To Amaze." He joins us to talk about the challenges of soundtracking a basketball game played on unicycles and the all-important entrance of the elephants.

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WNYC News

Suspect in Expectant Couple Hit-Run Faces More Charges

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The man accused in a fatal hit-and-run that killed an expectant Brooklyn couple and their unborn child is facing additional charges.

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WNYC News

Catholic Church’s Challenges Reflected in City’s Diverse Parishes

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The New York City area is home to about 4 million Catholics, and each church that serves this population has its own challenges and needs. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez and Brigid Bergin check in on a left-of-center church uptown, and one in Sunset Park offering services in four languages.

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WNYC News

Flatbush Community Reels after Another Night of Violence

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dozens of tall burning candles, handmade posters and two wine bottles wrapped in red bandanas remain at a vigil in East Flatbush for a 16-year-old boy shot dead by police last Saturday. That corner on Church Avenue and 55th Street is where a Wednesday evening vigil turned violent, for the second time this week, resulting in 46 arrests.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Response to the Kimani Gray Shooting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jumaane Williams, New York City councilmember (D-45) representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn, discusses the NYPD shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray in Brooklyn and Monday night's protest in response to the incident.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Would You Teach?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

If you could teach a class on anything, what would be the topic? What's your micro-specialty - the thing you know so well that you could share with others? It could be anything - a skill, a concept, the history of whatever - as long as you could teach it to someone who would want to learn it. Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

Jonathan Soma, co-founder of the Brooklyn Brainery, talks about what makes a good topic for a class and the Brainery's mission. 

 

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WNYC News

Campus Fire Destroys Pratt Students' Work

Friday, February 15, 2013

A four-alarm fire that damaged a campus building at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn also destroyed the work of several students.

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Soundcheck

Check Ahead: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, 'Ripely Pine'

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saucy spaghetti & meatballs. That’s how Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, describes her music. “It’s pretty saucy,“ she says. “A little messy and sloppy -- in a good way. And, it has some balls.” Preview her upcoming album here.

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The Greene Space

2013 Battle of the Boroughs: Brooklyn Winner

Monday, February 11, 2013

Congratulations to Victor V. Gurbo & Co., winners of our Battle of the Boroughs: Brooklyn competition! Watch their winning performance. 

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WNYC News

NYPD Releases 2011 Stop-and-Frisk Figures

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The NYPD has released a report that breaks down its controversial stop and frisk policy by precinct and race.

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The Greene Space

Brooklyn Finalists 2013: Watch and Vote

Monday, February 04, 2013

Fourteen up-and-coming artists took the stage to compete for the Brooklyn title. Audiences voted in-house and online. Here are the five finalists they chose to go on to the next round. You can also watch on-demand video of the entire show here.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn's Healthiest and Sickest Hospitals in Talks

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Two of Brooklyn’s largest hospitals are in early exploratory talks about joining forces.

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Life of the Law

Block Boss

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On every city block, there are rules. Some are unspoken, some require friendly reminders, some are enforced by the law. Is it ever OK to break the rules in order to prevent others from breaking the rules themselves?

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Soundcheck

Song Premiere: Darlings, 'Little Video'

Monday, January 28, 2013

If the kings of slacker rock are Pavement, Brooklyn's own Darlings are among their heirs. Hear a song from their upcoming album, Perfect Trip.

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WNYC News

Brooklynites Turn Out for Gowanus Canal Cleanup Tutorial

Thursday, January 24, 2013

More than a hundred Brooklyn residents and business owners attended a public meeting organized by the Environmental Protection Agency to address the proposed Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal.

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Community

WNYC's 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration: "Malcolm, Martin, and Medgar: A Reunion"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Here's a glimpse of our 7th annual Martin Luther King Day celebration!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New to Congress: Hakeem Jeffries

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, talks about his new role in Congress and his legislative priorities.

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WNYC News

Public Meetings on Gowanus Cleanup Begin in Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency held the first of two public meetings Wednesday on its ambitious plan to clean up Brooklyn’s polluted Gowanus Canal. Wednesday's meeting was held at P.S. 58 in Carroll Gardens.

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