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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Hicks Nurseries

Monday, March 02, 2015

Stephen Hicks, of Hicks Nurseries on Long Island, talks about how his family's business has seen generations of change, and how gardening technology shaped their horticulture efforts.

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WNYC News

Why 160 Immigrant Teens Call an Old Bus Depot 'School'

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A Long Island district claims its main high school is full, but a state report found these new students aren’t getting proper instruction. The deadline for setting a new plan: today.

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Schoolbook

NYS Schools Are Barring Immigrant Students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More than 20 percent of surveyed schools in New York state may have illegally blocked enrollment of immigrant students, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.
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WNYC News

With Record-Breaking Rainfall on LI, Islip Declares State of Emergency

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A slow-moving storm has deluged towns across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut, leaving as many as 2,000 without power. 

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WNYC News

Jones Beach Celebrates 85 Years, Builds for Another 85

Monday, August 04, 2014

Jones Beach is sprucing up, as it celebrates 85 years as a state park this summer.

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WNYC News

Sandy Victims Skeptical of Cuomo's Home Elevation Initiative

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cuomo is expanding the state’s Sandy rebuilding program with an optional, state-funded home elevation initiative.

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Transportation Nation

Strike Averted: MTA, LIRR Agree to Tentative Deal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After several rounds of contentious negotiations, New York's governor has announced a tentative contract deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers, who were days away from walking off the job.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Disrupting the Hamptons Rental Markets

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Airbnb and Craigslist are disrupting the market for vacation rentals on the East End of Long Island.

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WNYC News

NYCLU Launches Campaign Inspired by Hit Series

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Inspired by Orange Is the New Black, the NYCLU is launching a campaign to draw attention to conditions in prisons in Suffolk County.

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WNYC News

California Chrome Bids for the Triple Crown

Friday, June 06, 2014

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Racing officials at Belmont Park are expecting huge crowds for Saturday's Belmont Stakes to see if California Chrome will become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Forget the Midwest, Wheat Finds a Home in Long Island

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rolling wheat fields are taking root in Amagansett, Long Island. Farmers Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow explain why they started growing wheat in the Northeast and share their recipe for Simple Spring Wheat Berry Salad.

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WNYC News

FBI Adds Former Long Island Gang Member to Most Wanted List

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The latest addition to the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list is wanted in connection to a 2010 killing on Long Island. Juan Elias Garcia was alleged involved in the execution of a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son. Garcia was allegedly a member of the gang MS-13, which the FBI say is expanding on Long Island.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Shot Gary Melius?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Newsday reporter, Paul LaRocco, discusses the mystery of why Gary Melius, a politically-powerful developer and the owner of Oheka Castle, a high-end Long Island hotel and wedding venue, was shot in broad daylight.

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WNYC News

What It's Like To Fly Down Ice At 85 MPH

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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At speeds of 85 miles an hour, it’ll take Matthew Mortensen and his luge partner a matter of seconds to get down the course on Wednesday. But it took the Long Island native years of work and sacrifice to make it to Sochi.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fire Island Breach

Monday, November 18, 2013

Will James, freelance journalist for The Wall Street Journal, contributor to The Atlantic, and author of the piece On Long Island Coast, An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy, discusses the breach in Fire Island caused by Sandy and the unexpected consequences and dispute about what to do about it.

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Here's The Thing

Billy Joel

Monday, October 28, 2013

Alec sits down with fellow Long Islander Billy Joel—at the piano—for a conversation about life and the musical choices he’s made.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Expands Sandy Buyouts to 600 on Long Island

Friday, October 04, 2013


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expanding his Sandy buyout program to more storm-damaged homes—this time to Long Island.

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WNYC News

Police Searching for Suspect Who Shot 2 Near Roosevelt Field Mall

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A shooting near a Long Island Mall put law enforcement on high alert today. Now, hundreds of police are still searching for the alleged assailant.

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WNYC News

Army Corps Anti-Flood Plan: Elevate 4,500 Homes on Long Island

Monday, September 09, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to elevate nearly 4,500 homes on eastern Long Island in order to prevent damage from future flooding.

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WNYC News

Stolen Truck Knocks Down LI Power Lines, Wreaks Havoc

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

An MTA employee accused of stealing welding equipment - and taking out power lines in the process - is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on Long Island.  

Nassau County police say 51-year-old Joel Grassman drove a stolen bucket truck, with its boom up, along the streets of Elmont, bringing power lines and poles down in his wake. He also allegedly stole several pieces of welding gear.

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