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LuPone Will Sing with the City Ballet

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Patti LuPone will make her debut at the New York City Ballet in the company's 2011 season.

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WQXR News

Calls Mount for Special Investigator into Paterson Allegations

Monday, March 08, 2010

A new poll shows two-thirds of New Yorkers want independent prosecutor to look at alleged abuses by Gov. Paterson.

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WNYC News

Labor Union Blues: Inside the E-ZPass Dispute

Monday, March 08, 2010

Labor disputes usually take place outside of the public spotlight: Unless they disrupt the morning commute, they usually affect too few people to make the media pay attention. But taken together, these disputes add up, and influence the cost of living as well as our own wages and working conditions.

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WQXR News

Queens Imam Says He Knew of Zazi's Plans

Friday, March 05, 2010

A Queens imam has pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to FBI agents investigating a foiled suicide bomb plot against New York City.

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WQXR News

Sander Levin Will Replace Rangel as Chair

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The AP reports that Representative Levin will be the new chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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WQXR News

The Bald Eagle is Back in New York

Thursday, March 04, 2010

State environmental officials say New York's bald eagle population may be at its highest level since efforts to restore it began more than 30 years ago.

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WQXR News

Dessay Withdraws from Hamlet Due to Illness

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Natalie Dessay has withdrawn from the part of Ophelie in the Met's production of Hamlet.

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WNYC News

Harlem Residents React to Rangel Giving Up His Gavel

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Rep. Charles Rangel (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Charles Rangel (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Harlem residents have mixed emotions about news that their Congressman, Rep. Charles Rangel, is stepping down temporarily as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means ...

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WNYC News

If you hated the lawn chairs in Times Square...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

now you have a chance to submit your designs for the five new pedestrian plazas stretching along Broadway from 47th to 42nd Streets. New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan tells ...

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WNYC News

Farewell Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Captain Chesley

Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger sits in the ...

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Rangel Steps Down As Ways and Means Chair

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Harlem Democrat temporarily relinquishes leadership position in House tax-writing commitee.

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Studio 360

Kurt's Visit with the Guru

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Guru, MC of the influential and critically-acclaimed rap group Gang Starr, suffered a heart attack this weekend.  NBC New York and others report that he underwent successful surgery yesterday and remains in a medically-induced coma.

[Update - 4/20: We were sad to learn that, after a ...

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WQXR News

Gowanus Canal Is Now A Superfund Site

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The city had fought the Superfund listing, arguing that it would hinder its rezoning and development plans.

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Another Victory for Atlantic Yards Developers

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Developers behind the massive Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn have scored another legal victory.

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WNYC News

NYC Schools Introduce Violence-Prevention Hotline

Monday, March 01, 2010

A violence prevention hotline, called SPEAK UP, launched Monday in New York City public schools. Students can call the hotline number, 1-866-SPEAKUP, anonymously if they see or know about violent incidents in their schools and communities.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says crime rates are generally down in the city. But ...

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WQXR News

Kennedy Airport Closes Busy Runway

Monday, March 01, 2010

Kennedy Airport has lost one of its busiest runways. The runway, which handles half of all departures at the airport, will be closed for four months while it is being rebuilt.

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WNYC News

Snow Storm Blankets the City, Again

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hundreds of flights were canceled, the Port Authority remains open, but Greyhound, Megabus, Bolt Bus, and Peter Pan Lines buses have been canceled today and students were off from school -- only the ninth time since 1982, but the second time this year.

As of mid-day, the snow accumulation measures ...

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Studio 360

"This is Studio 360, I'm..."

Friday, February 26, 2010

Would you trust this man with your radio program?

First movie greatness; then starring in TV's smartest, funniest show; co-hosting the Academy Awards -- all culminating in his performance as guest host of Studio 360.

It is the role of Alec Baldwin's lifetime.

You ...

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The Arts File

What's Next for the Dance Troupe Morphoses?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Some answers from WNYC's cultural critic, Claudia La Rocco.

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WQXR News

Paterson Suspends Aide, Calls for Investigation

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The move follows a NYT story that questioned whether Paterson's administration interfered in a domestic violence incident.

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