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There Goes the Last DJ

Friday, May 01, 2015

After nearly five decades of hosting "old style, freeform, broadcast radio" in Metro New York, Vin Scelsa is retiring. Hear our conversation with him about his serendipitous career.

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WNYC News

Stricter Rules Fail to Dent Black Market for Vendor Permits

Friday, May 01, 2015

There’s a shadowy backstory to kimchi tacos and falafel platters served out of food trucks. Many vendors pay high prices to “rent” other people’s permits on the black market.

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WNYC News

Newark Airtrain, Only 19 Years Old, Is Too Shoddy To Fix

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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The Port Authority says the monorail will reach the end of its useful life in 2020.

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After Murder, Officials Say Bronx Shelter Should Close

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Local leaders call for closure of Project Renewal homeless shelter after its director was murdered.

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NYPD Mulls Warnings For Low-Level Crimes

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Bratton says city can reduce arrests without decriminalizing low-level offenses. 

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Schoolbook

Charter Schools Top the Lobbying Chart in Albany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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With controversies brewing in New York State over new learning standards and testing, charter groups and teachers' unions spent the most in lobbying dollars last year.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidate: Dan Donovan

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Staten Island district attorney who presided over the Eric Garner case is running for Congress as a Republican. Hear Donovan's positions on national issues and the Garner grand jury.

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Schoolbook

#ThisIsNotATest: Your Responses on View

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Students said they would like to be tested on: U.S. presidents, hockey, appreciation, history, jumping rope and social media, among other things.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie Associate Expected to Plead Guilty for Role In Bridgegate

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bloomberg reported former Christie ally and alleged Bridgegate conspirator David Wildstein will be the first shoe to drop in the investigation. 

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WNYC News

New Whitney: Come for the View, Stay for the Art

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glass walls and four terraces facing the High Line park are some of the highlights of the new building designed by Renzo Piano. Two critics offer their reviews in this audio tour.

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WNYC News

Inspired by Baltimore, Protests Spill into Manhattan Streets

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Following an evening rally in Union Square, scores of protesters were arrested throughout the city after police warned them on megaphones not to march in the street.

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WNYC News

Christie Defends Decision to Send NJ Troopers to Baltimore

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

He sent 150 state troopers to Baltimore to aide in the response to violent protests there.

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WNYC News

FEMA Flood Zone Maps Include 450,000 More Households

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The new maps mean twice as many New York City properties will be in a flood zone.

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WNYC News

Little Fanfare as A-Rod Stares Down Mays' Home Run Record

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The 39-year-old Yankee is sitting on 659 career home runs — just one away from tying the legendary Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball's all-time home run list.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Unveils HIV-AIDS 'Blueprint'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Advocates and experts say if the state heeds dozens of recommendations, new HIV infections will slow to a trickle, effectively reversing the AIDS epidemic in New York.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Votes to Ban Political Ads

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Over the objections of some public speakers — as well as some board members — the MTA changed its policy so it could reject controversial ads.
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Transportation Nation

MTA: Fund the Plan or Risk Second Avenue Subway Expansion

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been seven months since the MTA first announced it needed $15 billion to close a gap in its five-year capital plan. Officials say it won't rely on higher fares. So what has to give?
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WNYC News

Etan Patz Jury Says It's 'Deadlocked'; Will Continue Deliberating

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been 11 days since the jury began deliberating in the trial of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 6-year-old in 1979.

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Schoolbook

Wanted: One Thousand More Pre-K Teachers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New York City officials are busy recruiting teachers to staff the second-year expansion of free full-day pre-kindergarten. 
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WNYC News

Clinton Weighs In on Police Encounters with Black Men

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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In speech at Columbia University, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for the use of police cameras and an end to mass incarceration.

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