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A New York City Farmer Tells His Story of Food and Disaster

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

For this week’s food segment, we talk with Manny Howard, a man who turned his tiny New York City backyard into a farm, complete with produce and livestock.

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Pfizer to Cut 6,000 Jobs

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New York-based drugmaker Pfizer says it will reduce its global workforce by 6,000 employees over the next several years.

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The Takeaway

An NYC Bomber Still Uncaught

Thursday, May 06, 2010

While we're all celebrating the capture of the alleged would-be Times Square bomber, there's story of another bomber that has been lost in the mix. This bomber successfully detonated a bomber in Times Square, in front of an army recruiting station back in 2008. He is also suspected of setting off explosives in front of the U.K. and Mexican Consulates in New York City. Why has this man not been caught? WNYC's Bob Hennelly has been following this story and knows the answer.

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Times Square Bomb: Low-Tech, but Potentially Deadly

Monday, May 03, 2010

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said yesterday that the bomb found in an S.U.V. Saturday evening in Times Square was amateurish and flawed, but could have been deadly.

 

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The Takeaway

Why the iPad is Like a Puppy: Reactions to a New Gadget

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Apple's new iPad device garnered so much interest ahead of its launch last weekend that it's almost impossible to display it in public and not get asked a million questions. Takeaway web editor Jim Colgan has been dealing with this iPad effect since he got the device last weekend. He took the new gadget to the streets of New York to see why strangers are moved to approach a complete stranger, just because he has an iPad.

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Levy Launches Run for Governor

Friday, March 19, 2010

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy made it official today -– he’s switching from the Democratic Party to become a Republican and run for governor.

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The Takeaway

What's Wrong with New York? Brian Lehrer Explains

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Governor David Paterson is under investigation for potentially misusing his power. A representative just resigned (after allegations that he groped a male staffer). Another representative has stepped down from his committee post because of an ethics investigation. And to top it all off, the state government seems paralyzed in the face of an upcoming budget deadline. But how bad is it really?

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Guilty Plea in State Pension Scheme

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

AG Andrew Cuomo says the former investment officer for NY's state pension fund admits to funnelling money in a "pay-to-play" scheme.

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Ravitch Presents 5-Year State Budget Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

An effort to rein in Albany’s notorious overspending.

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NY State Police Chief Resigns, Again

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A week after his boss left the New York State Police, the acting superintendent says he's retiring too.

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NY Congressman Resigns Under Cloud

Friday, March 05, 2010

New York congressman Eric Massa announced that he is resigning today.

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Religious Groups Endorse Monserrate

Monday, March 01, 2010

Religious leaders in Queens have pledged their support for Hiram Monserrate in the special election to fill the expelled State Senator's seat on March 16.

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Paterson Says He Won't Step Down

Monday, March 01, 2010

A defiant Governor Paterson says he's not stepping down.

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Paterson Ends Campaign, Vows to Finish Term

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gov. David Paterson will not run for election this year, but insists he will serve out the remainder of his term in office.

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Dem Party Chief Taps Cuomo

Friday, February 26, 2010

State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs says now that Gov. David Paterson won't run in the fall, momentum will build to support Andrew Cuomo as the Democratic candidate for governor.

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WNYC News

Today in History: First World Trade Center Bombing

Friday, February 26, 2010

The February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing claimed the lives of six people and injured more than 1,000. The blast ripped a nearly 100-foot crater through several stories, burying many individuals in debris. Manhattan life came to a halt as hundreds of fire fighters and emergency vehicles rushed to the chaotic scene.

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Paterson Launches Campaign for Governor

Monday, February 22, 2010

David Paterson launched his campaign for a full four-year term as governor with a combative speech that mocked recent reports about his job performance and personal life.

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Paterson Signs Law Closing 'Bruno Gap'

Friday, February 12, 2010

State lawmakers can no longer run a private business out of their government offices, now that Gov. David Paterson has signed an ethics bill to close what's known as the "Bruno Gap."

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NY Senate Plans Vote on Monserrate

Monday, February 08, 2010

New York's State Senate expects to vote tomorrow on whether Senator Hiram Monserrate should be censured or expelled from office.

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The Takeaway

East New York's unemployed

Friday, February 05, 2010

Despite the fact that the Department of Labor lists young people, African-American and Hispanic men as having some of the highest rates of unemployment, a group of youngsters in East New York, Brooklyn is determined to buck the trend and get into the job market. The Takeaway's Ibrahim Abdul-Matin introduces them to us and their challenges when it comes to finding work.

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