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Union Cites 'Exodus' of Experienced City Teachers

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The city's teachers union has released its own grim analysis of teacher attrition rates in New York City, possibly a move to position itself for contract negotiations with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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WNYC News

Breaking the Ice on the Hudson

Monday, January 27, 2014

To keep the river open for business in the freezing winter months, the Coast Guard runs its cutter boats up and down the river, opening a navigable track through the ice.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "I Am Not a Bully" Edition

Friday, January 10, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Chris Christie scandal, the Republican poverty push, and the sad case of a brain-dead woman and her unborn child.

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Transportation Nation

Report: Controversial Christie Appointee Out at Port Authority

Friday, December 06, 2013

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A controversial appointee of Governor Chris Christie has resigned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, just as lawmakers are stepping up scrutiny of alleged politically-motivated closures of the George Washington Bridge by the Christie aide.  The Record of North Jersey is reporting that David Wildstein has said the closures have "been a distraction," and that he's decided to "move on."

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The It's Not Plagiarism If You Say It in a Loud Voice Edition

Friday, November 08, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Christie's decisive victory, Paul's apparent plagiarism, and Bazelon's Nazi anatomists.

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WNYC News

Lou Reed: 1942-2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"He was a cynic and a seeker who seemed to embody downtown Manhattan culture of the 1960s and `70s and was as essential a New York artist as Martin Scorsese or Woody Allen."

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Live from Brooklyn Edition

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the Nicole Holofcener film "Enough Said" and Brooklyn as a global brand, plus New York Times contributor Chris Suellentrop guests for a discussion of video games as art and Grand Theft A

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Log-Toting Salinger Edition

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new film "Salinger" and the state of The Onion, plus Adam Sternbergh of the New York Times guests to talk about what constitutes popularity today.

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WNYC News

This Week In Politics: Dante's Inferno

Friday, August 23, 2013

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Dante de Blasio provides a big lift for his dad, who finds himself increasing in the line of fire as the primary approaches.  Meantime, the primary gets hotter and hotter, with slaps, verbal jabs, and frantic elbowing between the candidates.  And a sound rejection of a key plank of the Bloomberg legacy characterizes This Week in Politics.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, and Jessica Gould break it down.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: In A World Without Steve and Dana Edition

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Slate critics Julia Turner, David Haglund, and Seth Stevenson discuss the romantic comedy "In A World," the New York Times' longform multimedia piece "The Jockey," and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Monday, August 12, 2013

Listeners call in to discuss this morning's ruling in the stop-and-frisk case in which federal judge Shira Scheindlin determined that the current practice violates constitutional rights.  The city is expected to appeal her decision.  Call and share your opinion at 212-433-9692.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Duchess Has a Vagina Edition

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black" and the documentary "The Art of Killing," and Simon Doonan joins them to talk about the British royal baby phenomenon.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Initiate Neural Handshake Edition

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Guillermo del Toro film "Pacific Rim," the new Comedy Central show "Drunk History," and John Tierney's New York Times piece on nostalgia. Plus, Steve's wife Koethi Zan stops by to t

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Mini Goth Dumbo Edition

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Slate critics Dana Stevens, Julia Turner and Stephen Metcalf discuss the MTV show "Catfish," Frank Rich's column on the NSA and privacy, and Dana's tirade against flip flops.

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WNYC News

Timeline | A Brief History of Same-sex Marriage in the Courts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Same-sex marriage in U.S. courts didn't start with the case currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1967, the Supreme court ruled on a case involving miscegenation and established marriage as a protected constitutional right. Dozens of other court battles have been fought in the decades since to determine how and whether the right to marry - and related benefits - should be extended to same-sex couples.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Roger Angell and Mark Singer on New York's high-crime years.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Roger Angell and Mark Singer on New York's high-crime years.

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Listen to Lucy

Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t

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New Jersey News

Thousands Flock to Jersey Shore for Post-Sandy Marathon

Sunday, May 05, 2013

About 12,000 runners competed in the New Jersey Marathon Sunday amid cheering crowds and tighter security. It was the first marathon in New Jersey since Sandy devastated the Shore, and since last month's bombings at the Boston marathon.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: ...but Mostly Pain Edition

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Slate's Stephen Metcalf, June Thomas and Dana Stevens discuss Michael Bay's latest film "Pain and Gain," talk about morning TV with the New York Times' Brian Stelter, and ponder the Amazon's new TV show pilots.

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WNYC News

City's Treatment of Disabled During Disasters to be Scrutinized During Trial in Class Action Lawsuit

Monday, March 11, 2013

Opening arguments begin today in a federal trial that is expected to shine a spotlight on how disabled New Yorkers fared during recent disasters such as Hurricane Irene and Sandy. The trial stems from a class action lawsuit filed in September of 2011 by the group, Disability Rights Advocates.  The group alleges the city's 900,000 disabled people are largely left out of disaster preparedness plans.

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