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30 Issues: Educating for Tomorrow, K-12

Monday, September 17, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Comparing the candidates' public education policies, from kindergarten through high school. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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WNYC News

Is NYC Better Off Than It Was 4 Years Ago? You Be the Judge

Friday, September 14, 2012

Is New York City better off than it was before President Barack Obama took office? With an election just weeks away, many variants of Ronald Reagan’s famous question to voters from 1980 are in the air.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: How to Grow the Economy

Friday, September 14, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg of Planet Money and Manoush Zamorodi of WNYC's New Tech City on how government measures can boost the economy and move Americans towards an end of the Great Recession. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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WNYC News

Track NY Primary Results

Thursday, September 13, 2012

State Senator Shirley Huntley suffered a narrow defeat and upstate Senator Mark Grisanti, who came under fire by fellow Republicans for supporting same-sex marriage, fended off a vigorous challenge. See the updating results for Thursday's New York state primaries, with some races still too close to call. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Data: Bouncing Back From Recession

Thursday, September 13, 2012

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Today's chart links to our conversation about the long-term unemployed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Unemployed

Thursday, September 13, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How the victims of the Great Recession are coping and what the government can do to help them. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all of the conversations.

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Studio 360

Why Is Pop Music So Sad?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Pop music's not what it used to be. That’s what every generation of grown-ups says about what the kids are listening to, but fogey cliches aren’t necessarily wrong. A recent study in the Journal of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts tracked the mood of pop ...

Graphic: How pop has become sadder since the 1960s

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WNYC News

Map | City Council Prepares for Redistricting

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The New York City Districting Commission unveiled its first draft of how City Council districts may be redrawn for next year’s election.

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WNYC News

Paralympics 2012: Team NYC

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The 2012 Paralympic Games kicked off Wednesday, August 29, and will run through September 9. WNYC is tracking tri-state area athletes who are competing in London, the medals they've earned so far and those for which they're still contending.

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WNYC News

Map: Obama Still Leads in NYC, but Local Republicans Gain

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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As the GOP gathers in Tampa for their quadrennial convention, it may seem a world away from the deeply Democratic world of New York City politics. President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by almost 30 points in New York state. But fueled by the tea party-inspired energy of motivated activists, Republicans are winning local office.

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Map | Track Isaac's Path in Real Time

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hurricane Isaac, which delayed the start of the GOP convention, made landfall late Tuesday. It hit near the mouth of the Mississippi River at about 6:45 p.m. and sidestepped New Orleans, which marked the 7-year anniversary of Katrina Wednesday. Track Isaac here, with each new forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

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Map: Is Your Favorite Sports Team for Romney or Obama?

Monday, August 20, 2012

In a town with two football teams, local fans are divided. Turns out the same goes for the team owners and their politics.

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Map: The Biggest Presidential Campaign Donors in NYC

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Which New Yorkers have contributed the most money to the 2012 presidential race, and where are they?

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In Wisconsin's Democratic Stronghold, Activists Weary but Resolved

Thursday, July 26, 2012

If there's one place you'd expect to find an enthusiasm gap for Obama supporters, it'd be in Madison. But after running into weary and cynical voters in Colorado and Iowa, Wisconsin voters sounded remarkably resolved for another contest.

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WNYC News

Olympics 2012: Track Team NYC

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Keep up with the latest on Team NYC with our Olympic tracker. WNYC is tracking tri-state athletes. See what local athletes are competing today, what medals they've earned and for which ones they are still contending.

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Map: Explore Obama's New York

Thursday, July 19, 2012

From his days as a student at Columbia University to date nights with Michelle to fundraising at some of the city's most elite addresses, Barack Obama knows a thing or two about the Big Apple. Follow in his footsteps, and explore Obama’s New York City.

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In Public: Essays from Laura Walker, President of New York Public Radio

When Data Talks

Thursday, July 19, 2012

This week, the most talked about map in New York City isn’t one that directs tourists to new museum shows or sample sales.  It shows where the guns are.  

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WNYC News

Map: NYPD Finds Most Guns Outside Stop-and-Frisk Hotspots

Monday, July 16, 2012

Using data from the New York City police department, WNYC mapped all street stops by police that resulted in the recovery of a gun last year.  The digital map shows an interesting pattern — the areas where the NYPD finds guns are not necessarily the places where the police are devoting the most stop-and-frisk resources.

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Anna in the Swing States: Colorado's Swinging Suburbs and Untapped Latino Voters

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Follow along as Anna Sale makes her way through the swing states, talking to to the most coveted — and besieged — voters in the country. In the swing state of Colorado, those are residents of the swelling suburbs and the growing numbers of Latino voters.

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WQXR Features

Map: See Where Famous Composers Have Lived in NYC

Friday, July 06, 2012

Using our map see where famous composers called home at various points in their lives. Among them: Stravinsky, Bartok, Britten, Bernstein and Herrmann.

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