Wednesday, October 02, 2013
A majority of Californians don’t want the state’s controversial high-speed rail line, says a recent poll for USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times. But at the same time, over two thirds of the voters surveyed said they think the project would create jobs and help the state’s economy. And 61% said a high-speed rail line would help reduce traffic at airports and on the highways.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
The resignation of Vito Lopez as head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party means that, in a few weeks, Brooklyn Democrats will get a new party chairman. What, exactly, that means and why it’s important can be difficult to understand for those not deeply steeped in the arcane world of intra-party politics.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Join Kurt Andersen for three evenings of standup comedy, live music and incisive interviews.
Kings County was created by WNYC’s Kurt Andersen (Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen) and Steve Bodow, co-executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, with writing led by Paul Simms (The New Yorker, Flight of the Conchords, NewsRadio). The shows will spotlight incisive interviews, standup comedy and music performances with folks who emanate the spirit, if not the zip code, of the taste-making, hip-shaking borough.
What’s in Kings County? The next band to put on your iPod. The next app to put on your iPhone. A visit to Kings County will take you to the hottest young comics and offer a first listen of emerging musicians, along with audio gags waiting to go viral and a look into the current golden age of DIY city living. Artisanal mayonnaise? Mayors of the block? Pet pigs? Yeah, we’ve got that, too.