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What Decade Of NYC Music Are You Nostalgic For?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tell us about which decade in New York music you're nostalgic for. Call us at 866 939 1612, let us know on Twitter, or leave us a comment. We might use your comment on an episode of Soundcheck

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On The Media

Aereo is so popular, it's running out of antennas in New York

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Aereo, the online broadcast TV service that has fought for its right to exist all the way to the US Supreme Court, is so popular in New York that it had to stop offering new subscriptions for a week because it didn't have the capacity to accept all the new subscribers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

McCarthyism and Activism in Cold War New York

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Phillip Deery looks back at how McCarthyism shook up the lives of six political activists with ties to New York City by undermining civil liberties, curtailing equality before the law, and tarnishing the ideals of American democracy. In The Red Apple: Communism and McCarthy in Cold War New York Deery explores the human consequences of the widespread paranoia that gripped a nation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Taught You To Be a New Yorker?

Monday, January 27, 2014

In today's "Metropolitan Diary," a man writes about how a native NYCer taught him how to properly eat a bagel. Brian Lehrer Show listeners chime in with other lessons they got that helped turn them into "real" New Yorkers, from swiping a metro card correctly to wearing proper shoes.

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New Tech City

10 New York City Vine-ographers You Should Follow

Friday, January 24, 2014

Who are your favorite Vine-ographers in New York City? That's what we asked people in the Vine community in recent weeks. We've heard about dozens of incredible comedians, musicians, stop-motion artists and illustrators who bring New York to life with their six-second videos. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Governor Cuomo's Budget

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Larry Schwartz, secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), goes through the details of Governor Cuomo's budget proposal, including statewide pre-K and campaign finance reform.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Calvin Trillin Sings the Praises of Mozzarella and Hot Tamales

Thursday, January 09, 2014

New Yorker contributor Calvin Trillin describes his visits to the Hot Tamale Capital of the World—Greenville, Mississippi—and talks about the closing of his beloved Joe’s Dairy store on Sullivan Street in New York. He’s the author of "Mozzarella Story: A Cheese Ritual" in the December 2 issue of The New Yorker, and "Tamales on the Delta" in the January 6 issue.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bridgegate; Cuomo’s State of the State; Saying Sorry; Making It In The Middle

Thursday, January 09, 2014

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” Hear more details about the emails showing top Christie aids in New Jersey planning to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as retribution for the mayor not endorsing the Governor. Plus: New York State Senator Dean Skelos (R-9th) reacts Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address; more stories from WNYC’s “Life in the Middle” series about middle-income New Yorkers; and a deep dive into apologies of all kinds and your calls on advice for how to say you’re sorry.

→ Watch and Listen Live: Chris Christie Press Conference Coverage Begins at 10:50

The Takeaway

'Tomorrow-Land': Examining The Cultural Impact of The 1964-65 World's Fair

Friday, January 03, 2014

Fifty years ago, New York City was a very different place when it hosted visitors from around the world for the World's Fair of 1964-65. Joseph Tirella, author of “Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World’s Fair and the Transformation of America,” examines how the 1964-65 World's Fair represented a changing United States, a country transfixed by technoogy and rapid transition.

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WNYC News

Charles Rangel, 83, Seeks 23rd Term in Congress

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Charles Rangel, a Democrat representing New York's 13th district, has announced he's seeking a 23rd term in office.

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WNYC News

SUNY Votes Against Condo Plan for LICH and Looks for De Blasio's Next Move

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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The SUNY Board that oversees Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn has voted not to proceed with a plan to turn it into condos and an urgent care center.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Life and Times of the Chelsea Hotel

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American culture—and counterculture. In Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea HotelSherill Tippins tells the entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the  artists who have lived and created there, including Edgar Lee Masters, Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone.

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WNYC News

Foam: Ban it — or Recycle it?

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Two foam monsters made out of dirty cups and take-out containers towered 20 feet high on the steps of City Hall as schoolchildren urged council members to pass a bill to ban foam plates and cups, because they are not biodegradable.

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WNYC News

New York, New Jersey Poverty Rates Are Higher Than You Think: Census

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

An alternative way of measuring income and expenses shows that many more people in New York and New Jersey are living in poverty than reflected in the traditional count.

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WNYC News

Election Night Special Coverage Hosted by Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Eric Schneiderman and Attica Prison Documents

Thursday, October 31, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tells us why he's seeking the release of documents related to the 1971 Attica prison riot.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gambling on the Ballot

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gerald Benjamin, associate vice president for regional engagement and director of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz and the author of The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics, discusses the gambling referendum on the November ballot to allow seven casinos in New York State.

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Soundcheck

Loving and leaving New York

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Editor Sari Botton on the dilemma of leaving New York for less expensive, more spacious pastures. 

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Soundcheck

CBGB, The Movie

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

CBGB -- the legendary club on the Bowery that closed its doors for good in 2006 -- is finding new life on the silver screen. A new movie simply called “CBGB” paints a grimy-yet-humorous portrait of the club's opening in the 1970s, as well as the concurrent advent of the punk scene in New York. The club's founder, Hilly Kristal, is played by Alan Rickman, and other key figures from the club's heyday -- from Blondie to Sting to Joey Ramone -- are represented as well. 

We talk with the film's director, Randall Miller, as well as Cheetah Chrome -- guitarist for the punk band The Dead Boys, who often played at CBGB and were managed by the club's owner, Hilly Kristal.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Brooklyn Book Festival

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Johnny Temple, the publisher of Akashic Books and chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council, talks about the upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in New York City. It takes place September 22, 10 am–6 pm, and Bookend events begin September 16.

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