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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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WNYC News

Scuba Diving to Ship Wrecks

Thursday, August 08, 2013

New York’s and New Jersey's waterways are home to dozens of shipwrecks.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chasing a Dream: Richard Russo Discusses His Memoir, Elsewhere

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"I was giving up something secure for something that, to her mind, was a dream." Richard Russo discusses his memoir Elsewhere, his path toward becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and his lifelong bond with his spirited mother.  

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WNYC News

New York City Council Speaker Announces $300,000 Gun Buyback Program

Sunday, July 28, 2013

WNYC

The NYPD and City Council have each allocated $150,000 for a city-wide gun buyback program.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Smells Like Summer to You?

Friday, July 26, 2013

What smell has made an impression on you this summer? The Brian Lehrer Show is looking for your #WorstNYCStink

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WNYC News

Why Free Summer Meals Are Already More Popular Than Last Year

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Department of Education has already served about 50,000 more free meals this summer than all of last summer. That’s thanks in large part to one new location: a refrigerated truck outside of a library in Flushing, Queens that has already handed out more than 40,000 meals.

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New Jersey News

No Bed of Roses ... The State New Yorkers Love to Hate

Friday, July 05, 2013

WNYC

When New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez moved to the Garden State, she found out the worst part of living there -- having to tell New Yorkers you live in there.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

UFT Endorses Bill Thompson

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Yesterday the New York City teacher's union endorsed Democrat Bill Thompson for mayor. Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers in New York, talks about the endorsement, how education issues will figure into the mayoral race, and the Bloomberg education legacy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Three Great BBQ Pitmasters

Friday, June 07, 2013

Barbecue pitmasters Kenny Callaghan of Blue Smoke, Amy Mills, from 17th Street Barbecue, and John Stage of Dinosaur BBQ, talk about the art of barbeque, the many styles, and the 11th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party June 8-9 in Manhattan. 

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WNYC News

New York Will Be Top Competitive City in the World in 2025, Report Says

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New York will be the most competitive city in the world in 2025 according to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit that was sponsored by Citigroup.

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WNYC News

Ethics Reform Likely to Fizzle in Albany

Monday, June 03, 2013

"The sense is that the session just can't end soon enough. They want to get out of town and not be the subject of all this bad news," New York State Public Radio's statehouse reporter Karen DeWitt says of lawmakers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Verizon Looks to Cut the Copper Wire

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Verizon is hoping to pilot a new phone system that doesn’t rely on costly copper wiring in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. Under a plan currently before regulators the telecommunications giant would turn home phones in areas like Fire Island into “tethered” cell phones. New York Times reporter Patrick McGeehan talks about the controversial switch.

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Transportation Nation

No Docking Stations Needed: A 'Smarter' Bike Share

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WNYC

Just a few days after New York starts up its bike share, Hoboken, N.J. will offer its own, more high-tech program.

Hoboken’s bikes have a built-in lock that replaces the need for bike docking stations, like the ones popping up in New York City. The integrated GPS and smart locks allow customers to lock their bikes at a bike rack.

Membership will cost $25 per month or $75 for the season, which runs through November.

Social Bicycles come with a built-in repair button for when customers get a flat tire, for example, and customers can see statistics of their bike ride, including a map of the course they biked and the amount of calories burned.

Starting this Saturday, the city will also offer bike rentals, through Bike and Roll, aimed at attracting tourists who want to bike the New York City skyline along Hoboken’s waterfront.

Bike and Roll will have $10 per hour rates and $34 daily rates.  

 

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Breathe Easier, Wonder if a Lock-Down Here Would Work

Saturday, April 20, 2013

WNYC

“For New York I think it's not possible, there are too many people here year-round,” said Marco Selis. “But I think the police would handle it very well, without shutting down the whole city.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gov. Cuomo: The Albany Machiavelli?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New York magazine contributing editor Chris Smith discusses "The Albany Machiavelli," his recent profile of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He discusses why governing may be getting tougher for Cuomo.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Astor Orphan, a Memoir

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Alexandra Aldrich, a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, discusses her eccentric, fractured family. In her memoir, The Astor Orphan, she reaches back to the Gilded Age, when the Astor legacy began to come undone, leaving the Aldrich branch of the family penniless and squabbling over what was left.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Three Top Chefs on Opening Restaurants in NY

Friday, April 12, 2013

Gabrielle Hamilton, chef/owner of Prune; Marcus Samuelsson, chef/owner of Red Rooster; and Andrew Carmellini chef/owner of The Dutch and Locanda Verde, talk about what it takes to open a restaurant in New York and make it successful.

More Leonard Lopate: Food Fridays!

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Radiolab

The Bugs of History

Friday, April 05, 2013

Periodical cicadas emerge in cycles of 17 and 13 years, making them a kind of cultural bug clock -- a buzzing reminder of invasions of yore, and a good excuse to think back on where we were the last time they burst from the ground in massive, memorable hordes.

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WNYC News

Police: Man Suspected of Upstate Shooting Spree Killed

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Authorities in upstate New York say the suspected gunman in a rampage at a car wash and a barbershop that left four people dead and two wounded has been killed by police in a shootout.

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The Takeaway

Judge Strikes Down New York's Large Soda Ban

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s large soda ban drew comparisons to over-bearing parenting and prohibition. It was scheduled to go into effect beginning today, but before it could, New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling struck it down yesterday afternoon.

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