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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Borscht Belt Hotels; NYC's Youth Poet; NY in 101 Objects

Friday, December 26, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Borscht Belt's Past and Future

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Borscht Belt in Sullivan County was once home to over 500 thriving hotels, but it's glory days are long gone. What will a new casino mean to this area of the Catskills? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Catskills and Comedy

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The resorts of New York's Catskill Mountains—once known as the Borscht Belt—produced dozens of Jewish comics and entertainers, who still influence comedy today. Robert Klein and Lawrence Richards talk about the documentary “When Comedy Went to School,” a portrait of this country's greatest generation of comedians - the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Robert Klein, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, Jerry Stiller, and others, all of whom got their start on Borscht Belt stages. “When Comedy Went to School” opens July 31 at IFC Center.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Humorist Sam Levenson's Childhood: 'Poor, With Books'

Friday, November 09, 2012

WNYC

Everything But Money is both the title of Sam Levenson's autobiography and the theme in this 1966 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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The Takeaway

The Catskills Work Towards Recovery One Year After Hurricane Irene

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene, the storm that swept its way into the Catskills and devastated the region and its residents. Despite significant efforts to provide state aid, communities across upstate New York continue the struggle to reclaim the vibrancy of the towns they call home.

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Radio Rookies

Rookies Trip To The Catskills

Monday, July 09, 2012

Radio Rookies took a trip to the Catskills -- tasting a bit of fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoyed the star filled night skies.  The trip was a tremendous success (we didn't get eaten by any bears!).

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WNYC News

Upstate Official Rips City's Treatment of Watershed

Monday, January 02, 2012

A county executive in the Catskills says New York City is acting like an "occupying nation" in communities within its upstate watershed, polluting waterways, flooding homes and paying too little in taxes as it maintains the purity of its water supply.

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WNYC News

State Drive to Benefit Flood-Damaged Communties Upstate

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking New Yorkers to help out upstate communities devastated by flooding earlier this year by donating items to a holiday drive.

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WNYC News

Catskills Road Reopens After Severe Storm Damage

Monday, December 05, 2011

A key road through the northern Catskill Mountains is set to reopen after being washed out by flooding from tropical storms Irene and Lee earlier this year.

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WNYC News

Flooding Returns to Catskills Towns

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The rain is bad news for those in the storm-damaged Catskills where rivers and fields left swollen by Tropical Storm Irene are flooding again.

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WNYC News

Catskills Dispatch | Cleanup Continues After Tropical Storm Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

Driving along Route 28 in the Catskills Mountain, five days after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the region, can be deceptive. It’s a beautiful sunny day. Some leaves are starting to turn yellow and crimson. But if you stop in the towns along the way — Boiceville, Phoenicia, Margaretville — it’s another story all together.

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WNYC News

Officials Plan Repairs for 150 Upstate Roadways

Friday, September 02, 2011

State officials have pledged to clear and quickly repair more than 150 roads closed upstate flooded and ripped apart by Tropical Storm Irene.

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Features

Ulster County Artists Join Forces After Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

As tree limbs are cleared from the streets and sump pumps growl in New York City basements, tight-knit artist communities upstate are coming together to cope with the damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Help Catskill Communities Damaged by Tropical Storm Irene

Thursday, September 01, 2011

As clean up efforts continue in the Catskill towns severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, residents of New York City are helping out.

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WNYC News

Many Still Stranded in Flood-Ravaged Catskills

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WNYC

Rain and wind from Tropical Storm Irene destroyed roads, washed bridges away, knocked down trees and ripped buildings from their foundation in the Catskills, leaving people stranded and isolated from help. Recovery from the storm could cost $1 billion and take several months.

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WNYC News

Look | Storm Damage in the Catskills

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

PHOTOS. Rural communities in the Catskills were among the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene, which turned main streets into rushing rivers and once-grand homes into splintered ruins when it barreled down on the region. As the flood waters recede, the lengthy cleanup begins — one Governor Andrew Cuomo said could cost the state $1 billion.

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WNYC News

Portrait of Devastation: Residents Document Storm-Ravaged Catskills

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The gut-wrenching images of muddied water surging down quaint main streets and the splintered houses where grand country homes once stood has been captured by residents using social media in rural villages of the Catskills ripped apart by Tropical Storm Irene.

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WNYC News

Water Surges Into Rural Villages in Catskills

Monday, August 29, 2011

PHOTOS. Tropical Storm Irene walloped much of upstate New York — including Delaware County where the torrential rains sent water gushing down the main streets of rural villages in the Catskills proved deadly and caused widespread damage in the area.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Catskills Floods

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lissa Harris, editor of watershedpost.com, and Terry Doyle from WIOX community radio in Roxbury, NY update the situtation in some of the Catskills towns that experienced flooding from the tropical storm.

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Performance Club

Summer in the Catskills

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

So … what are you doing this summer? How’s about spending July and August in the Catskills helping to run the third Mount Tremper Arts Festival?

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