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Schumer Says US Airlines Should Halt Flights From Countries With Lax Security

Sunday, January 03, 2010

US Senator Charles Schumer says airlines based in the United States should threaten to stop flying to airports with lax security. The New York Democrat says the foiled terrorist attack on Christmas Day shows that airport security is appallingly lax. Schumer wrote to the heads ...

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No Booze at Last Giants Stadium Game

Sunday, January 03, 2010

The Jets take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night in the last game ever at Giants Stadium. As WNYC's Isaac-Davy Aronson reports, there'll be pageantry, but no booze for sale.

REPORTER: A Jets spokesman says given the late start of the game - twenty past eight ...

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Bloomberg Pledges He Won't Run Out of Ideas in Third Term

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg is promising to shake things up as he starts a third term in office.

BLOOMBERG: Conventional wisdom holds that in a third term, mayors run out of energy and ideas. But we've proven conventional wisdom wrong time and time again, and I promise you, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Teachers Contract

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

During the school break, Anna Phillips, reporter with Gotham Schools, a news site focusing on NYC schools, looks at the city's contract negotiations with the teachers' union.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Safe City

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

For the second time in three years, New York will break its record for lowest homicide rate in a twelve-month period. Al Baker, New York Times police bureau chief, and Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talk about the city's ...

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WNYC News

Percy Sutton Dies at 89

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89. The cause of death is not yet known.

The Texas-born Sutton moved to New York City following ...

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New Yorkers Respond to Attempted Attack on Airplane

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The attempted attack on an international flight heading into Detroit has travelers in New York thinking about security measures.

REPORTER: Carole Galante was at Newark Liberty International Airport Christmas Day for a flight to Ireland. She said she's not surprised a man could get through security ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Healthcare's Cost to NY

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

When healthcare reform takes effect, New York State will have to pick up more of the tab for Medicaid funding. Hon. Eliot Engel, Democratic congressman from the 17th district (parts of the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland counties) discusses what healthcare reform will cost New York and how ...

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City Digs Out After Snowstorm

Sunday, December 20, 2009

People around the New York area spent Sunday digging out after the first big snowstorm of the season, which dropped about a foot of snow in the city, and nearly double that on parts of Long Island and in areas of New Jersey, and led ...

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Suspects Held in Narcoterrorism Case

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Three accused al-Qaida associates charged with plotting to ferry drugs in Africa to raise money for terror attacks have been ordered held without bail in New York. Oumar Issa, Harouna Toure, and Idriss Abelrahman appeared Friday in federal court in Manhattan. The men didn't enter ...

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City to Cover Rent for Families Who've Lost Section 8 Vouchers

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The city's Department of Homeless Services plans to temporarily cover rent for about 1800 families who lost their Section 8 housing vouchers.

REPORTER: Yesterday, the city's Housing Authority acknowledged it revoked the vouchers, citing a shortfall in federal funds. Homeless Services Commissioner Rob Hess says the ...

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Broadway Theater Cleaners Get New Contract

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Workers who clean Broadway theatres have a new 3-year tentative contract.

REPORTER: The deal averts an unwelcome strike during the booming holiday season. The cleaners, porters and matrons are set to get an increased contribution to their pension fund and a six-percent raise. In addition, Hector ...

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Sanitation Officials Prepare for Snow Storm

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The city's Sanitation Department says it's ready for a lot of snow. Deputy Commissioner Vito Turso says since the summer, salt stockpiles and plow trucks have been equipped for the winter weather.

TURSO: right now our weather forecasting services are telling us that we could be ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More Reasons to Love NYC

Friday, December 18, 2009

In spite of a challenging year, there are still plenty of reasons to love our great city. From Gail Collins to graffiti, New York Magazine senior editor David Haskell, shares some of those reasons.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: MTA Needs New Funding Sources

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The MTA board has approved an austerity plan to close a nearly $400-million funding gap by eliminating the W and Z subway lines, and more than 20 bus routes.

Mayor Bloomberg says it probably won't be the last doomsday budget for the state-run transit agency. He ...

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MTA Expected to Approve More Service Cuts Today

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As Yogi Berra would have said, it's deja vu all over again. Just seven months ago state lawmakers said they had rescued the MTA from a crippling deficit and riders from steep fare hikes and severe service cuts. But Dale Hemmerdinger, who was MTA chairman ...

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Council Expected to Override Veto of Parking Grace Period

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The City Council is poised to override Mayor Bloomberg's veto of a bill that would allow motorists a five minute grace period before a parking ticket is issued.

REPORTER: The mayor nixed the bill last week, saying it would create confusion between drivers and traffic enforcement ...

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Peddler's Pistol Traced to Virginia Gun Show

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A machine pistol used by a street peddler and aspiring rapper shot dead in a Times Square gunfight was purchased from a Virginia gun shop by a woman who reported it stolen 10 days after she bought it, police say. Raymond Martinez, who wrote songs ...

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H1N1 Vaccines Now Available to All New Yorkers

Friday, December 11, 2009

With supplies high and demand low, officials are making the swine flu vaccine available to ALL New Yorkers. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Previously, the vaccine was only available for people in priority groups, such as pregnant women, caregivers of newborns and people with chronic ...

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Bike Access to Office Buildings Now In Effect

Friday, December 11, 2009

A new law mandating bike access to office buildings goes into effect today, but there's a catch. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: The city's planning commission says biggest obstacle to increasing bike commuting is limited access to safe bike parking. The new law will begin to ...

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