Thursday, January 09, 2014
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Capping off a dramatic day in the history of the Christie Administration, Mayor Mark Sokolich said not to blame the governor for the George Washington Bridge lane closures that snarled traffic in his town last year. "I'm a forgiving guy," said Sokolich.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Thursday, August 01, 2013
In the 1990s, a button-pushing New York artist took on a subject that cut him to the quick: HIV and AIDS.
Barton Benes had lost a lot of friends, including his boyfriend, and was himself HIV-positive when an everyday kitchen accident took on a surreal bent -- one that got ...
Monday, November 19, 2012
When Barbara Harris was 37, she started wishing she could have a daughter. It was 1989, and by that time only two of her six sons were still at home. So she filled out all the paperwork, and later that summer got a call about an 8-month-old ...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The dismissal of a popular but controversial teacher at the private Ethical Culture Fieldston School, which prompted an outcry from students, parents and teachers, has raised sensitive questions about the line between humor and political correctness. Readers are weighing in.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
White House officials are already criticizing journalist Ron Suskind's book "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President," which just came out this week, despite having cooperated with Suskind for years. Among the book's more controversial passages are depictions of the Obama White House as dysfunctional, with mean, misogynistic economic advisers undermining a clueless president at every turn. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said, "I lived the original and the reality I lived, we all lived together, bears no relation to the sad little stories I heard reported from that book." White House Press Secretary Jay Carney went even further and accused Suskind of plagiarism, saying, "one passage seems to be lifted almost entirely from Wikipedia."
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
The Museum of Modern Art has acquired a controversial film by artist David Wojnarowicz that was removed from the Smithsonian in November after a religious group objected to the segment in which ants crawl over a crucifix.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
The Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to Robert Edwards yesterday, who developed in vitro fertilization in the 1970. Controversial from its introduction, the practice was initially condemned by the Catholic Church. Today, while many of the original ethical issues have abated, new ones have arisen over questions about the in vitro industry's lack of regulation and the continuing debate surrounding stem cell research.
Glenn Cohen, co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center, and assistant professof or law at Harvard University, believes the number one controversy today is the safety methods surrounding the practice.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The pitched battle over a proposed Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan continues to heat up. We've heard from academics and lawmakers. Today, we're asking young Muslim Americans where they come down in this debate.