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WNYC News

Brooklyn Rentals To Be City's Least Affordable in 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
Eating up more than 60 percent of median household income.

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Soundcheck

Novelist Marlon James Picks A Soundtrack For 'A Brief History Of Seven Killings'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Novelist Marlon James talks about his new book 'A Brief History Of Seven Killings' and plays a few songs that would serve as the soundtrack for the book's characters.

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Specials

The Hidden World Of Girls, with Tina Fey

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Kitchen Sisters invite you on a journey around the world to experience the secret lives of girls and the women they become with host Tina Fey.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Edwidge Danticat reads Jamaica Kincaid

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Edwidge Danticat reads "Girl" and "Wingless," by Jamaica Kincaid

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The Takeaway

Bolt Earns Gold on the Eve of Jamaica's 50th Anniversary

Monday, August 06, 2012

Jamaican pride is spreading faster than, well, a 100-meter dash. On Sunday the world watched as Jamaican-born sprinters Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake competed for gold and the title of fastest man in the world. Today also marks the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Nicholas Thompson talks with Mattathias Schwartz about a massacre in Jamaica.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Nicholas Thompson talks with Mattathias Schwartz about a massacre in Jamaica.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jamaican Elections

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

David McFadden, an Associated Press reporter based in Kingston, Jamaica, will be discussing the Jamaican elections which took place last week.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Massacre in Jamaica

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New Yorker contributor Mattathias Schwartz discusses a police and military assault on the Tivoli Gardens neighborhood of Kingston, Jamaica, in May 2010, that resulted in the deaths of more than seventy people. The article “A Massacre in Jamaica” appears in the December 12 issue of The New Yorker.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reads Jamaica Kincaid

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reads Jamaica Kincaid's "Figures in the Distance."

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WQXR News

Jamaican Drug Pleads Non-Guilty in NYC

Friday, June 25, 2010

Alleged Jamaican "Shower Posse" gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke plead not-guilty in a Manhattan court today, to charges that he conspired to flood the Eastern U.S. with marijuana and cocaine.

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WQXR News

Jamaica Death Count Rises to 73

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Parts of Jamaica's capital are under a state of emergency, as police continue their search for Christopher "Dudus" Coke.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: Jamaica's State of Emergency

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Last week, the Jamaican government declared a state of emergency after fighting broke out in the streets of the capital city of Kingston. 

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The Takeaway

Who is Christopher Coke and Why Does the U.S. Care?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The United States is attempting to have alleged drug lord and gang leader, Christopher "Dudus" Coke, extradited from Jamaica. The announcement by the Jamaican government, Sunday, that they will cooperate with the U.S. has ignited a huge storm of violence that has left a reported 49 dead in Jamaica's capital city of Kingston. 

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The Takeaway

Alleged Drug Lord at Center of Jamaican Violence

Monday, May 24, 2010

A state of emergency has been declared in sections of Kingston, Jamaica where supporters of an alleged drug lord, Christopher "Dudus" Coke exchanged gunfire with the security forces. The attacks came after Jamaica said it would extradite Coke to the U.S., where he faces drugs and weapons charges.

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Studio 360

V.V. Brown's Travelling Like the Light

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

After making a splash in Europe, the delightful V.V. Brown releases her first album, Travelling Like the Light, in the U.S. today.

And she'll perform a set at the Apple Store in Soho tonight at 7 p.m. (It's free!)

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Studio 360

UK Soul Invasion

Monday, March 01, 2010

Another British invasion is underway. Almost fifty years after The BeatlesThe Stones, and The White Queen of Soul found their way to American shores, a group of talented young ladies is grabbing the spotlight.

This week, V.V. Brown stopped by Studio 360 to chat with Kurt and play ...

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