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B is for Budget Cuts: Tax Freeze Debate Gets Heated at Some New York Schools

Friday, October 17, 2014

Many New Yorkers are getting checks in the mail care of Governor Cuomo's property tax freeze. But critics say they're coming at the expense of local schools.

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The Takeaway

The Lost Tribe of Coney Island

Monday, October 13, 2014

A new book chronicles the head-hunting Filipino Igorrote tribe, their journey to American in 1905, and how they became the hottest spectacle of the year at Coney Island. 

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WNYC News

San Fran Is Legalizing Airbnb. Should NYC?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The controversial short-term rental website Airbnb will soon be legal in its own hometown, San Francisco.

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WNYC News

Report: NY, NJ See Drop in Crime Rate, Prison Population

Friday, September 26, 2014

A new study is questioning long-held assumptions that the best way to fight crime is to get tough on sanctions and dole out longer prison sentences.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Member Items Scrutinized

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Earlier this week, we asked listeners to dig into the data on where City Council members spent their discretionary funds. Jeff Mays, DNAinfo political reporter, checks in on what you found and answers some of the questions that came up.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What We Can Learn from the Rats of Manhattan

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A biology professor explains how trapping rats in Manhattan to analyze their DNA will help us understand how the rodents move around the city.

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WNYC News

Mayor Promises Full Investigation Into Fatal Staten Island Arrest

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's ordered a "full and thorough investigation" into the death of a Staten Island man who died Thursday while in police custody.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Great White Sharks Are Making a Comeback in NY and NJ

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After decades of decline, the population of great white sharks seems to be increasing off the Northeast coast.

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WNYC News

Feds Say Some Sandy Aid Money is Flowing Too Freely

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many homeowners are still waiting for much-needed Sandy aid, but federal inspectors say New York and New Jersey have failed to stop duplicate payouts to others.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wherefore Teach Thy Children Shakespeare?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A guide to Shakespeare productions around the city this summer — and tips for parents on introducing kids to the Bard.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York's Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Following the California decision against teacher tenure, a New York advocacy group has filed a similar lawsuit. Leslie Brody, Wall Street Journal Greater New York education reporter, talks about the issue and the differences between tenure in the two states.

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WNYC News

Childrens' Book Heroine Madeline Turns 75

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The quintessential Parisian schoolgirl was born in New York City.

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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

Movie Date: New York in the Movies

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kristen Meinzer talks about some of the movies she thinks best represent New York.

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WNYC News

NYC Quashes Rent Freeze Pushed by de Blasio

Monday, June 23, 2014

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Mayor de Blasio's push for a rent freeze on regulated apartments was rejected yesterday, frustrating tenants across the city.

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WNYC News

A Call for Broader Attack on Heroin in NY

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Drug addiction specialists say Governor Cuomo's plan to combat a rise in heroin use doesn't go far enough.

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WNYC News

A Lifetime of Questions at MoMA PS1

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A conscience in a jar, cryptic letters and a room with a ghost — the work of James Lee Byars.

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WNYC News

A Post-Modernist Returns to Once Upon a Time

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Theater and opera director Anne Bogart argues in a new book that we've deconstructed enough and times call for a different focus.

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WNYC News

Eating the Easter Bunny

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring is the season of new life—chicks, lambs, bunnies. But in the city they are most easily enjoyed in their delectable chocolate analogs.

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The Takeaway

The Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Built the First Subway

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What the fans may not realize is that one of the greatest New York–Boston rivalries didn’t happen on a baseball diamond, it happened underground, spurring the very thing that may be bringing fans to a game: The subway.

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