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As LIRR Walkout Looms, Cuomo Urges Patience

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New York's governor talked of a fair deal for everyone, but a Long Island Rail Road union head says he assumes a strike is on.

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The Takeaway

The New High-Tech Political Tools Every Voter Should Know About

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The brains behind the 2014 and 2016 elections are hard at work figuring out how best to harness the latest and greatest technology to help their candidates win. So what high-tech tools can you expect to be targeted with?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Refugee's Story, The Man Big Banks Fear, and A Student's Push for Graduation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

1. Syria's Refugee Crisis: One of Six Million Stories | 2. Meet the Man Big Banks Fear the Most | 3. U.S. Foreign-Born Population at All-Time High | 4. One Student's Final Push to Graduation

Schoolbook

School Data Show Student Churn in Early Years

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Overall enrollment in the New York City schools fluctuates slightly from year to year, but data show that many students who start early in the school are not the ones finishing.

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On The Media

Between Two Poles

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Pew Research Center recently published a study titled “Political Polarization in the American Public,” which prompted a wave of alarmist reporting about how Americans are more ideologically divided than ever before. But, as Stanford political scientist Morris Fiorina explains, that's not what Pew's data actually shows.

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WNYC News

These Homes Took a Licking and Kept on Costing Taxpayers

Monday, June 23, 2014

The flood insurance system keeps putting money into repairing properties that are at risk for flooding again - more than $1 billion has gone to repair damaged homes and businesses.

 

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The Takeaway

Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Polling data from the Pew Research Center finds that since 2010, the percentage of Republicans who say they agree with the Tea Party has declined by 15 percentage points, from more than half in 2010 to 36 percent today. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Snowden's Lawyer Speaks Out, New Immigration Challenges Test System, Tea Party Support Slides

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

1. Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System | 2. Chaos, Violence Erupt in Pakistan | 3. Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans | 4. Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP Face Off Against the Tea Party | 5. America's Police Departments See Influx of War Gear | 6. Snowden's ...

The Takeaway

Help Us Map the World Cup!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Help us and our friends at PRI's The World map out the bars, restaurants and other places where you and fellow fans will flock for World Cup action. Our guide is only as good as the information you and others provide.

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WNYC News

Puerto Rican Voters Could Elect the First Dominican Congressman

Friday, June 06, 2014

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State Senator Adriano Espaillat is gaining big-time support in the race to represent East Harlem's congressional district, which has some of the city's highest concentrations of Dominican and Puerto Rican voters. But he’s up against major seniority: Rep. Charlie Rangel, who’s been serving Harlem for 40 years. 

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On The Media

Our Digital Afterlives

Friday, June 06, 2014

After a loved one passes away, accessing his or her Facebook profile, emails, and other “digital assets” often puts family members in a legal bind. But there’s a robust array of online services tailor-made for people who want to control the future of their own digital content, pre-mortem. Brooke talks with Evan Carroll, co-author of the book, Your Digital Afterlife, about the potential for these services to change the way we think about death.

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Transportation Nation

Exclusive: Traffic Death Toll Reaches 100

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

WNYC has been closely tracking traffic deaths in 2014 by exhaustively surveying multiple data sets. City tallies of traffic fatalities are significantly lower than our numbers.

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Schoolbook

Map: See Which Neighborhoods Benefit the Most from Pre-K Expansion

Monday, June 02, 2014

New York City parents find out this week where - and if - they snagged a public school pre-k spot for the fall. But amid promises of a seat for every kid, a deeper look at supply and demand tells a different story. Check out your chances.

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Schoolbook

How Principal Turnover Affects High School Graduation Rates

Monday, June 02, 2014

Does stability in school leadership lead to higher graduation rates? For students at New York City public high schools that may the case, according to a WNYC/SchoolBook analysis of city data.

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Transportation Nation

Speed Cameras Switch Off When Crashes Are at Their Highest

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mayor de Blasio had made upping the number of speed cameras near schools a key part of his push for traffic safety. But a WNYC investigation shows that the most dangerous time to be on the road coincides with the exact hour those cameras shut off.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clock Your Sleep: Winner Crowned

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The results of the two-week sleep team challenge are in, and a winner will be crowned. Tune in to hear which team won - was it team Digital Detox, led by New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi? The Vice Squad, captained by On the Media's PJ Vogt and Brooke Gladstone? Or was it Rock Your Routine, led by The Takeaway host John Hockenberry

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WNYC News

News Analysis: Andrew Cuomo's 99 Percent

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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New York's governor has more campaign cash than the governors of several states combined. But less than 1% comes from small donors.

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WNYC News

It Seemed Like 'Forever': Did 911 Fail a Burning Convent?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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It took well over the average response time for fire trucks to get to a Staten Island blaze.  WNYC's investigation reveals the role played by the city's 911 system.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: Money, Access, and Diversity Take On Politics, the Internet, and Television

Monday, May 19, 2014

Net Neutrality: The View From Start-Up Silicon Valley | The Most Expensive Election in America | Tensions Between China & Vietnam Continue to Rise | Retro Report: How DNA Forever Changed Forensic Science | Why the Government Should Have Seen the Mortgage Crisis Coming | ABC Sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat' ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

Should We Be Teaching Kids to Code?

Friday, May 16, 2014

More and more kids are learning how to code at an early age. Is making it part of the curriculum the key to empowering them for the digital age?

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