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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Manhole Explosions, Racism + Latinos & the Truth About Moods

Friday, March 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Manhole Explosions (First) | Racism + Latinos (Starts at 11:16) | The Truth About Our Moods (Starts at 45:24)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Spring Doesn't Mean the End of Manhole Explosion Season

Monday, March 09, 2015

All the salt getting into our manholes will continue to corrode wires down there, say the experts, and that's set to cause fires throughout the summer. Here's the science behind it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Charges Coming Against Sen. Menendez; Lee Bollinger & Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Monday, March 09, 2015

Federal corruption charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez are imminent; Columbia's Lee Bollinger; affordable housing news; & NYC schools chancellor Carmen Fariña.

WNYC News

The Leakiest Gas Pipes In The Nation

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WNYC

Con Ed's 4,300 miles of gas mains leak more than any other system nationwide, according to a WNYC analysis.

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WNYC News

Report Raised Red Flags About Infrastructure Before Collapse

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A new report found that half of the city's gas lines are made up of cast iron or unprotected steel—the most leak-prone material.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Hunting for Possible Gas Leak in 127-Year-Old Pipe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WNYC

While the utility has no evidence that a leak was to blame for Wednesday’s blast, the company is treating the fiery disaster as the probable result of a gas leak.

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Transportation Nation

How the New Haven Line Got the Deep Freeze

Monday, October 07, 2013

WSHU

Now that Metro North's New Haven Line is operating on a normal schedule for the first time in nearly two weeks, some are asking how the system was so vulnerable that a failure on a single power feeder line could cause such a problem.

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Transportation Nation

Metro-North Promises More New Haven Line Trains, a Credit Program, and an Investigation

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Following a power outage that has curtailed service on the nation's most heavily traveled commuter rail line, New York's MTA says it will reimburse ticket holders.

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Transportation Nation

Con Ed: We "Likely" Caused Outage That Led to Severe Metro-North Disruptions

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

WNYC

Metro-North, the nation's largest commuter railroad, is still running at half capacity Tuesday. And Con Ed says its own work may have led to the power disruption that is vastly reducing service for tens of thousands of beleaguered commuters.

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Transportation Nation

Power Outage Hobbles Metro-North's New Haven Line; Repair Could Take Weeks

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It could take weeks to restore the broken power equipment on the nation's busiest commuter rail line.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Aims For Rapid Response In Heat Wave

Monday, July 08, 2013

For Con Ed, responding to heat waves is like a battle. And this is the war room.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Execs Return Bonuses

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WNYC

Consolidated Edison executives are returning $614,400 in bonuses they got apiece for leading the utility during a tumultuous 2012 that including Sandy when Lower Manhattan was plunged into darkness for days.

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WNYC News

Shifting Perceptions of Con Ed, Amid News of Bonuses for Execs

Friday, April 26, 2013

Con Edison dolled out $600,000 dollars in extra bonuses to several top executives for their "exemplary performance" in 2012. It was an extraordinary year for the utility: There were heat waves, and the powerful storm Sandy to contend with.

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Transportation Nation

Two NYC Street Mysteries Solved

Friday, August 03, 2012

(photo by Kate Hinds)

As it turns out, those aren't poker chips embedded in asphalt.

For years we have wondered about letters, numbers, and other esoterica that mark city streets and sidewalks. So we reached out to New York City utility company Con Edison for some answers.

According to spokesman Robert McGee, the blue plastic disk is a Con Ed calling card. It's placed on streets that the utility was responsible for repaving. In some cases, they have numbers in the center; these designate the year Con Ed did the work.

"One of the things that has been attempted over the years is to get the various city agencies" -- as well as Con Ed, the telephone company, and the cable company -- "to coordinate on street openings," McGee said. By getting everyone on the same page, the city can try to minimize the amount of times a street is ripped up.

And those yellow letter E's that can be found on city streets and sidewalks? Also Con Ed. E7 means the road was paved in 2007.

And sometimes the Es don't have year markings.

Close up of an E on the sidewalk on West 82nd Street (photo by Kate Hinds)

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, July 27, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo helped end the Con Ed lockout, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie headed for the beach.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Workers, Managers Say They're Eager to Get Back to Day Jobs

Friday, July 27, 2012

Con Ed workers and the managers who had been asked to step in for some of the 8,000 employees locked out since July 1 said on Thursday that they were relieved to return to their normal day jobs after the union and the utility ended the labor conflict.

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WNYC News

Con Ed, Union Strike Deal to End Lockout

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City utility Consolidated Edison and its union are agreeing to end a lockout and labor conflict.

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WNYC News

Con Edison Workers Picket, Meet with Utility on Thursday

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Utility Workers Local 1-2 are picketing at Consolidated Edison job sites where managers are filing in for union workers in Day 3 of a labor dispute affecting 8,000 Con Ed workers.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WNYC

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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