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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

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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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WNYC News

The Pure Pleasure of 'An American in Paris'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Once a 1950s movie classic, it's now a Broadway musical. It's fresh — and fantastic.

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WNYC News

Local Armenian-Americans Reflect on Anniversary of Genocide

Friday, April 24, 2015

A church in Bayside, Queens was founded by survivors of the 1915 massacres in Turkey. This week, their descendants reflect on Armenian tragedies and triumphs.

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Schoolbook

Radio Rookies Remembers One of Their Own: Keith Tingman

Friday, April 24, 2015

The radio story Keith Tingman reported when he was just 15 has helped young people with parents in jail. That is part of Keith's legacy, in a life that ended too soon.
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WNYC News

First-Time Director Works To Uncover the Truth About Tasers

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tasers were thought to be the perfect non-lethal weapon, but a new film explores whether they're too good to be true.

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WNYC News

Reports: Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Not Happening

Thursday, April 23, 2015

One of the biggest proposed media mergers ever may be off. Bloomberg News is reporting that Comcast is preparing to drop its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable.

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Schoolbook

New York Grants Extension for Teacher Evaluation Phase-In

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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The chancellor of the New York Board of Regents steps in and postpones by a year Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to enact new teacher evaluations by this fall. 
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WNYC News

Audit: A Third of City's Express Buses Are Tardy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer says express bus service isn't living up to its name.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Changes For the Summons Process

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Queens city councilman discusses two proposals to decriminalize common, low-level offenses.

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WNYC News

Loretta Lynch Heads for Confirmation as Attorney General

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lynch is expected to win approval with the support of all Democrats and at least five Republicans in the vote set for Thursday.

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WNYC News

Report: Latino Kids in New York City Have it the Hardest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New statistics show Latino children in the city, more than any other group, are living in serious poverty and failing to graduate high school.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.