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The Cicadas Are Coming!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lurking in the ground beneath our feet, waiting in their burrows for the first signs of spring are tens of millions of cicadas.

After 17 years, cicadas are expected to emerge and overwhelm a large swath of land from Virginia to Connecticut — climbing up trees, flying in swarms and blanketing grassy areas so they crunch underfoot.

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Soundcheck

AV: High-Def Rock

Friday, February 15, 2013

Watch Alfonso Velez and a New York quartet that is short on letters, long on jams perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

In Studio: Wynter Gordon

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Singer-songwriter Wynter Gordon performs songs from a series of EPs called The Human Condition

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WNYC News

Pro Tips: Snowstorm

Friday, February 08, 2013

Much of the region is under a blizzard warning as a nor'easter bears down on the area. Here's the latest on official statements, planning and updates that you'll need to watch.

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WNYC News

First of Sandy Aid Spelled Out for NY, NJ

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

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U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, the so-called Sandy Czar, traveled to a pizza parlor on Staten Island's hard-hit eastern shore Wednesday to announce how the federal government's divvying up $5.6 billion in federal Sandy aid. It'll be split roughly equally among New Jersey, New York state, and New York City.

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Radio Rookies

Op-Ed: Still Living in Gun City

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"I am a life-long resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn - a beautiful community besieged by gun violence" - Jesus Gonzalez.

*Mr. Gonzalez will be live chatting about gun control and school safety with Radio Rookies and Youth Radio from 1-2pm.

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The Takeaway

Gun Show a Test Case for New York's New Gun Control Laws

Monday, January 28, 2013

Earlier this month New York became the first state to pass comprehensive gun control measures in the wake of December's tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. But that hasn't stopped gun owners from pursuing their passion at a gun show in Albany. And in South Carolina, Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon has said that he plans to not enforce gun laws he believes to be unconstitutional.

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WNYC News

In Inaugural, New Yorkers and New York Play Outsized Role

Monday, January 21, 2013

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In a program less than a hour long, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and upstate New York were heard from, or invoked.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New to Congress: Grace Meng

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Grace Meng, U.S. Representative (D - NY6, Queens), tells Brian Lehrer about her new role in Congress and her legislative priorities.

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The Takeaway

New York Legislature Moves on Gun Legislation

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ahead of the Obama administration's attempt to get some changes in gun laws, the state of New York has staked a claim first. The legislature there responded to the Sandy Hook tragedy with a late night vote that went 43 to 18. Some are calling it the the most restrictive gun control law in the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NY State of the State

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Yesterday's State of the State address saw New York Governor Andrew Cuomo champion progressive causes like gun control, campaign finance, and women's rights. WNYC reporter Anna Sale discusses the policy and politics of the speech.

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The Takeaway

Gawker Publishes the Names of People Who Own Guns in New York City

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A growing number of news organization have responded to the recent incidents of gun violence by publishing lists from public records of the names and — sometimes the addresses — of gun owners in communities in the Northeast. Randy Cohen was the writer of The Ethicist column for The New York Times Magazine for 12 years.

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Soundcheck

Dirty Projectors: Pushing Musical Boundaries

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Watch the inventive indie rock band Dirty Projectors perform 'Impregnable Question' live in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Cliff and Sandy Bills

Thursday, January 03, 2013

After a last-minute decision to not vote on the Sandy relief bill, followed by strong pushback from New York and New Jersey politicians, the House is scheduled to vote later this week on two separate pieces of legislation. Andrew Grossman of The Wall Street Journal and Molly Ball of The Atlantic discuss the politics and details of the bills -- plus the continuing fallout from the fiscal cliff negotiations.

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The Takeaway

House Set to Adjourn Without Voting on Sandy Relief Package

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The 112th Congress may have avoided a disaster by striking a last-minute compromise on the fiscal cliff-- but that's not the feeling among thousands in the New York/New Jersey region today. The House seems set to adjourn without having voted on an aid package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for our co-producer, WNYC looks at the package and what the delay in its passage could mean for storm victims.

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WNYC News

Best of 2012: Longform Writing About The NY Region

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New York's magazines and newspapers cover the world, but they also produce great journalism about the tri-state region. Eddie Robinson spoke with Jody Avirgan, a contributing editor at Longform about the best 2012 nonfiction about our community.

 

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WNYC News

Cuomo, Schneiderman Offer Differing Campaign Finance Reform Proposals

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants to shine some light on the dark money in politics, while Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants to simplify campaign finance rules.

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WNYC News

Sandy Aid: A Breakdown of the President's $60.4 Billion Dollar Request

Sunday, December 09, 2012

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President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Sandy in late October. The aid request, submitted on behalf of the President by Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients, notes that while damage estimates from Hurricane Sandy are not final, it's on track to be the second or third most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and close to Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Hyper-Local News Brian Missed

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Brian's back from his trip to China today. He kept up on the big news stories, but surely missed lots of hyper-local news. What happened in your town, your school, your block, your community over the last two weeks that we need to know about? Call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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WNYC News

Map | The Region’s Pockets of Wealth and Poverty

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New numbers from the federal government show how incomes vary across New York and New Jersey.

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