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WNYC News

Barclays Developer Gains a Foothold on Long Island with Nassau Coliseum Project

Friday, August 16, 2013

A major developer is taking the reigns at Nassau Coliseum.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mac Griswold talks about Long Island’s Sylvester Manor and the family that has lived there since its founding as a slave plantation centuries ago. Alongside a team of archaeologists, Griswold began a dig that would uncover a landscape bursting with stories. The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation describes how the house proved to be a hidden vault full of revelations and treasures, including the 1666 charter for the land, and correspondence from Thomas Jefferson.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Covering Crimes in Syria; a Slave Plantation on Long Island; Peter Gethers' Novel, Ask Bob; Traveling for Cheaper Health Care

Monday, August 12, 2013

Journalist Janine di Giovani talks about how rape is being used as a weapon of war by both sides in the Syrian conflict. We’ll look at Long Island’s Sylvester Manor, which was founded as a northern slave plantation more than 300 years ago. Peter Gethers talks about his novel, Ask Bob, about a veterinarian who should follow the advice he shares in his weekly newspaper column. And New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal discusses the latest installment in her year-long series about the cost of health care in the US.

WNYC News

Finding Fun in the Water: Kayaking on Long Island

Friday, July 26, 2013

The New York metropolitan area looks very different when seen from the water, especially if you are inside a small boat.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Environment and the Economy; Chuck Klosterman; What Unites Americans; Murder Mystery on Long Island

Monday, July 22, 2013

Environmentalist Amy Larkin explains why we need to translate the costs of global warming and extreme weather into dollar amounts—and start paying up. Chuck Klosterman talks villains, and what we’re really saying when we call someone bad or evil. Philip Caputo on what he learned while traveling from the United States’ most southern point to its most northern point. And reporter Robert Kolker discusses the murders of women on Long Island who used Craigslist to advertise as escorts, and the investigation to find the killer.

The Leonard Lopate Show

An Unsolved Mystery on Long Island

Monday, July 22, 2013

In early 2011, the bodies of four young women were discovered in the brush off Ocean Parkway on Long Island, setting off an investigation into who they were and who killed them. All four women were petite and in their 20s and they all advertised as escorts on Craigslist and Backpage. Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker tells the story of these unsolved murders. In Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, he reveals who these women were, looks at the shadow world of escorts in the Internet age, and writes about the police investigation.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Spring Farm Report

Friday, May 31, 2013

Farmers in the New York-New Jersey area talk about what's currently in season and what to look forward to at farmers markets.

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WNYC News

NY Attorney General Subpoenas 7 Nassau County Offices in Sandy Probe

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office and six other county agencies Tuesday as part of a probe into post-Sandy debris-removal contracts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Show: Six Months After Sandy

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's been six months since Hurricane Sandy caused flooding and destruction throughout the region. Matthew Schuerman, WNYC editor, and Scott Gurian, freelance reporter, discuss their reporting on the recovery, from the re-building in Long Beach, Long Island to how federal money is being used to improve infrastructure.

Plus: your six-month calls. How is the recovery going in your area? If your home was affected by the storm, have you decided whether to stay and do nothing, to renovate for flood prevention, or to move away from the shore altogether? Call 212-433-9692 or post your story here.

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WNYC News

Allegations of Malfeasance at Lake Grove School...Again

Friday, April 26, 2013

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office accused two nonprofit residential schools for special education students, the Lake Grove School and Mountain Lake Children’s Residence, of billing state and local government agencies for $7.7 million in inappropriate or unsupported costs over a four-year period.

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WNYC News

Long Beach Gathers Opinions from Residents, Visitors on Boardwalk Rebuilding

Monday, February 18, 2013

The city of Long Beach, Long Island is collecting opinions from residents and visitors, as it moves forward with plans to rebuild its boardwalk. Officials say they’re hoping to replace at least part of the more than two-mile boardwalk, which was heavily damaged by Sandy, in time for the summer season.

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WNYC News

Connecticut, Long Island Dig Out from Winter Blizzard

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Connecticut and Suffolk County, Long Island, were among the areas hardest hit by the storm that blew through the region Friday night. The storm knocked out power to thousands and dumped almost three feet of snow in some areas.

+ How Much Snow? You Tell Us
Your Complete Guide to Getting Snowed In

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#CoastCheck: Making Money Off Sandy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Janet Babin checks in from the next stop on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk. Also, WNYC's Robert Lewis discusses his reporting on what companies have gotten lucrative contracts post-Sandy -- and the economics of a disaster.

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WNYC News

Elmont, Long Island Could Be Site of New Soccer Stadium

Monday, January 21, 2013

A New York soccer team, the Cosmos, wants to develop part of Belmont Park - home of Belmont Racetrack, the final leg of the Triple Crown – into a professional soccer stadium.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NY and NJ Town Hall: Using Sandy Aid

Friday, January 18, 2013

We will be checking in with local communities and discussing how the FEMA aid should be distributed throughout their neighborhoods.  Domenic Recchia, City Councilman for the 47th district, Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, and Jack Schnirman, city manager of Long Beach, Long Island, will each talk about what the approval of FEMA aid for Sandy recovery will mean in their communities.

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WNYC News

Escaping Gang Violence, Growing Number of Teens Cross Border

Friday, December 28, 2012

The number of children who came to the United States from Central America has significantly increased this year. Among them were two siblings who left El Salvador and found their way to Long Island.

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WNYC News

At White House Party, Long Island Menorah Becomes Symbol of Resilience

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Long Island menorah that survived Sandy will be taking center stage at the White House Hanukkah party Thursday evening.

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WNYC News

Mobile Health Team Provides Aid in Long Beach, Broad Channel

Monday, December 03, 2012

Residents of Long Beach, Long Island and Broad Channel Queens can receive free health care at a mobile clinic run by the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The van is alternating where it's stationed between the two communities during the week.

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WNYC News

NFL Player From Long Island Kills Self, Girlfriend: Police

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

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WNYC News

6-Year-Old Among 2 Killed in Separate LI Bus Crashes

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A bus driver trying to avoid hitting a pedestrian slammed into a multi-family house on Long Island, killing a 6-year-old boy inside and injuring his older brother, Nassau County police said.

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