Monday, March 11, 2013
By Caitlyn Kim
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.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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.
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.
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.
Monday, January 21, 2013
In a program less than a hour long, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and upstate New York were heard from, or invoked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
By Jody Avirgan : The Brian Lehrer Show
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.
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.
Sunday, December 09, 2012
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
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.
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!