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Pilot Program to Reserve Lanes for Slow Buses

Monday, September 15, 2008

City officials are trying to speed up one of the slowest buses in the city. Officials are set to unveil new bus lanes along 34th Street today. Only cars and trucks turning right will be allowed in the new lanes, which run from 1st Avenue ...

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New Club Taps Into Diversity of Performance Arts

Monday, September 15, 2008

Last night the Signal Ensemble performed Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians" at one of Manhattan's newest venues, Le Poisson Rouge.

Located at the site of the historic jazz club The Village Gate, Le Poisson Rouge is opening at a time when venues of all genres ...

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City Will be 20% Seniors by 2030

Monday, September 15, 2008

The city is predicting 20 percent of its population will be senior citizens by 2030 and it's working now to get ready.

REPORTER: Jo Ivey Boufford, head of the New York Academy of Medicine, says the city doesn't necessarily need to provide many new programs, just ...

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"Block the Box" Crackdown Criticized

Monday, September 15, 2008

The NYPD started cracking down on motorists who block the box last week, but the measure has some police officers upset. Anthony Miranda of the National Latino Officers Association says traffic agents are not trained to stop moving cars and issue summonses, the way police ...

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New Sounds

Signal & Steve Reich

Friday, September 12, 2008

For this edition of New Sounds, we’re joined by Brad Lubman, the leader of Signal, New York's new-music “supergroup,” a flexible army of 13-30 musicians who combine the intimacy of chamber music with the power of a compact orchestra. The bandsemble includes all of So Percussion, along with members of ...

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Report: Brooklyn Job Forecast Sunnier Than Rest of City

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce says the borough may be best suited to weather the economic downturn through mid-2009. It's releasing a labor market review today that says a diverse population and work force are the key to the borough's survival. Chamber President Carl Hum ...

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Candidates Discuss Service at Forum

Friday, September 12, 2008

Both Barack Obama and John McCain appeared on the same stage at Columbia University last night for a forum on national service on the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: The premise of the forum, sponsored by the group ServiceNation, ...

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Laura Bush Addresses Service Summit

Friday, September 12, 2008

Leaders from the business, nonprofit and political worlds convened today in New York City as part of the ServiceNation summit. First Lady Laura Bush recalled the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and said it was a time that inspired national service.

BUSH: From the ...

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Paterson Gives Moynihan Station Idea Last Chance

Friday, September 12, 2008

Governor Paterson is giving the troubled Moynihan Station proposal in West Midtown one last shot. He is giving the city and stat agencies involved 45 days to come to an agreement on how to renovate renovation Penn Station and create a new train hall in ...

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City to Station STD Specialists at Large Hospitals

Friday, September 12, 2008

New York's Health Department wants to put more specialists in sexually transmitted diseases in some of the city's largest hospitals. The goal is to reach out to the partners of newly diagnosed HIV patients. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: Researchers in a recent study say specialists ...

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Food for Thought for the Aging New Yorkers

Friday, September 12, 2008

The city is overhauling the way it provides services to the 1.3 million senior citizens who live here. The Bloomberg administration says it needs to streamline how it serves the graying population because this over-60 sector is growing fast. In nearly 20 years, one-fifth of ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kids Coping

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Psychologist Dr. Michael Cohen, president of the Michael Cohen Group, explains how we should talk about September 11th to children.

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Seven Years Later

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, covers the 9/11 memorial service in Lower Manhattan.

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9/11 Families Meet President Clinton

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001, got to bend former President Bill Clinton's ear about a scholarship fund that he helped set up... but which they say isn't working. WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

So far, nearly 1,000 students have gotten awards, and ...

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NYPD Releases New Data on Shootings by Officers

Thursday, September 11, 2008

City police officers are using their weapons less.

Incidents in which police fired last year were the fewest since the department began recording the statistic three decades ago.

According to an NYPD report, in 2007 there were 111 incidents in which firearms were discharged, including shots fired ...

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Looking Back on 9/11

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Family members and loved ones of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, gathered yesterday to get an update on the memorial, learn about the latest in DNA identification efforts, and find out about treatment programs for those who remain sick from the aftermath of ...

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Seven Years after 9/11 - Where Did $21 Billion Go?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New York City received $21 billion in federal aid after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman joins Amy Eddings on All Things Considered, and outlines what was spent - what hasn't - and how Lower Manhattan is doing today.

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Official: Water Supply Safe From Natural Gas

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New York State's top environmental official says the city's water supply will not be threatened by drilling for natural gas upstate.

Environmental Conservation Commissioner Peter Grannis spoke yesterday at a City Council hearing to allay fears about chemical contamination in the water and the need for ...

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City Marks Anniversary of Attacks with Silence, Song

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It began with a moment of silence, to mark the time the first plane hit the North Tower, and ended with a chorus singing "I Will Remember You."

REPORTER: The seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was marked with solemn remembrance ...

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Giuliani Addresses Crowd at Ground Zero

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The names of the dead from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks reverberated through Lower Manhattan today. Family members, and students from the 92 countries that lost citizens in those attacks read the names.

REPORTER: They were interrupted by four moments of silence marking when the ...

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