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'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' Get a Leading 12 Tony Noms

Monday, April 27, 2015

"An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received 12 Tony Award nominations.
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WNYC News

New York Congressman Moves to Outlaw Police Choke Holds

Monday, April 27, 2015

The bill from New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries would make police chokeholds a federal civil rights violation. 

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Transportation Nation

Court Ruling Leads MTA to Propose Banning Political Ads Altogether

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the past couple of years, the MTA has had as many court cases dealing with free speech as it has had fare hikes. Now, it wants to accept only viewpoint-neutral ads.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Banning Credit Checks

Monday, April 27, 2015

City Councilman Brad Lander and Sarah Ludwig, co-director of the New Economy Project, talk about a bill Lander sponsored to ban credit checks in most hiring processes.

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Schoolbook

Maybe the Only Poem About the Long Island Rail Road (and More From Tiny Poets)

Monday, April 27, 2015

They might not be able to spell, but these first graders from Ms. Marisa's class at PS 859 in Manhattan are fast becoming wee Wordsworths.    
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WNYC News

What The Candidates to Replace Grimm Are Not Talking About

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
In a special congressional election in Brooklyn and Staten Island next month, there's one issue neither of the main candidates wants to talk about.

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Schoolbook

Addressing Student Behavior with a 'Restorative Justice' Circle

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
A look inside a high school that has used mediation and other techniques to change the culture of the school community, and sharply bring down suspension rates.
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Schoolbook

#ThisIsNotATest. But It is An Assignment.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pencils down. The state tests are over. Now we want to hear some of the other skills and achievements that should get some recognition.
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Schoolbook

Alternatives to Suspension: Inside a 'Restorative Justice' High School

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is urging schools to try restorative justice practices in order to reduce suspensions. What does that look like?  At one school, it means much more talking.
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WNYC News

Jackson Heights Vigil for Nepal Draws Hundreds

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fashion designer Prabal Gurung was among those who gathered in the Queens community to commemorate the earthquake victims and encourage donations.

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WNYC News

Local Nepalese Respond to Earthquake Back Home

Sunday, April 26, 2015

As aftershocks continued to rattle Nepal through Sunday, the Nepalese community in New York is morning the loss of loved ones and trying to raise money for families left without homes. 

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WNYC News

Getting in Shape for Free

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fencing in Bryant Park in Manhattan, Zumba at Poe Park in The Bronx and meditation at the Conference House Park in Staten Island are some of the classes available this spring.  

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WNYC News

Calder's Tiny Mobiles, Presented by a Flashy Architect

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Santiago Calatrava, behind the gigantic ribs of steel at the World Trade Center PATH transit hub, designed two rooms to present 40 small sculptures by Alexander Calder.  

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WNYC News

'King and I' Waltzes onto Broadway

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A new revival of the 1951 production maintains the sweep and romance of the original Rodgers and Hammerstein show while toning down the more problematic parts. 

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WNYC News

Bharara Warns of Looming Cyber Security Threat

Friday, April 24, 2015

In an unlikely speech before a gathering of urban planners, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara cited cyber-terrorism as the greatest threat to the nation.

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Schoolbook

How to Choose the Right College

Friday, April 24, 2015

It's deadline time for students accepted to college for the fall. A high school senior and a college advisor share their views on choosing the right school.
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WNYC News

WNYC Wins Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award for NYPD Coverage

Friday, April 24, 2015

WNYC
The stories explored police use of force and how the NYPD polices its own.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Teacher's Union Shuts Down Talks with Christie

Friday, April 24, 2015

New Jersey's largest teachers union cancels talks with Governor Christie about pension reform.

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The Takeaway

For A Generation of Armenian-Americans, Wounds of Genocide Still Fresh

Friday, April 24, 2015

Aida Zilelian's debut novel, "The Legacy of Lost Things," looks at the difficult lives of three generations of Armenian-American immigrants in Queens, New York.

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Transportation Nation

L Train Riders: Help Is on the Way

Friday, April 24, 2015

Last year, every single station along the L line in Brooklyn saw an increase in ridership. Now, according to the MTA, a significant boost in service is coming later this year.
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