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JFK Airport to Close Busiest Runway For Repairs

Friday, February 26, 2010

An airport bottleneck is about to get tighter, as one of the busiest runways in the country shuts down for four months of repair, starting next Monday. The runway is at John F. Kennedy International Airport, which handles more than 40 million passengers every year. ...

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Politics and the Suburbs: Collaboration and Contention

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The February weekly series on life and politics in the suburbs continues with Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. Today's topic: The collaborative and contentious relationship between cities and suburbs.

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Paterson Aide Suspended

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In reaction to a story published in The New York Times alleging misconduct by a top aide, Governor Paterson has suspended David Johnson and called for the Attorney General to investigate the matter and the subsequent actions by his security detail. WNYC's Bob Hennelly breaks down the latest, ...

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Paterson Suspends Aide, Calls for Probe

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Governor Paterson says he's suspended a close aide and asked for an investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The request follows an article in today's New York Times which raises questions about the governor and state police intervening in a domestic abuse case involving the ...

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Candidate Schiff

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Republican Peter Schiff discusses his candidacy for the nomination for a US Senate seat in Connecticut.

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Soda Tax

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dr. Richard Daines, Commissioner of Health for New York State, talks about leading the charge to get a sugary beverage tax adopted in NYS.

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Paterson Suspends Top Aide, Calls for Investigation, in Wake of Times Report

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson has suspended a close aide and called for an investigation into his own administration, following a report by The New York Times that questioned whether Paterson exerted improper influence in trying to protect the aide and avoid political embarrassment.

The newspaper ...

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Counting Prisoners: The Population Politics of the Census

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If someone is behind bars in a jail far away from home, how should they be counted by the state? The controversial prisoner census issue splits largely along an urban and rural divide. New York City politicians are pushing to end the practice of counting ...

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Counting Prisoners: Upstate New York Seeks Political Boost

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If someone is behind bars in a jail far away from home, how should they be counted by the state? The controversial prisoner census issue splits largely along an urban and rural divide. New York City politicians are pushing to end the practice of counting ...

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NY ACORN Regroups Under New Name

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New York ACORN is being dissolved and a new group is taking over. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez has more.

REPORTER: New York Communities for Change says it's made up of leaders in the progressive community and former ACORN staff members. ACORN has been struggling to stay alive ...

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Advocates Believe New York May Be Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

As of last month, when New Jersey signed it into law, there are 14 states that allow the use of medical marijuana. Some people think New York could be No. 15, and are watching as a bill winds its way through the state Senate and ...

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Paterson's Reelection

Monday, February 22, 2010

Governor Paterson officially announced his bid for reelection. Danny Hakim, New York Times Albany bureau chief, discusses Governor Paterson’s decision and the recent series of NYT articles Hakim has written about the governor.

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Rockaway Ferry Service Ends Soon

Monday, February 22, 2010

The city's latest experiment in waterborne transportation, a publicly subsidized ferry to the Rockaways, will end within 30 days. The Bloomberg administration says too few people are riding it. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the details.

REPORTER: The route debuted in May 2008 after the local City ...

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Judge to Decide If Monserrate Can Remain in NY Senate

Friday, February 19, 2010

A federal judge will decide today whether former State Senator Hiram Monserrate should remain expelled by the State Senate.

WNYC's Ailsa Chang watched lawyers for Monserrate and lawyers for the state make their arguments in court yesterday.

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New York Dems

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's a big year for New York Democrats. Jay Jacobs, the chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee, discusses the 2010 elections and and the state of the New York Democratic party.

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How NY Is Faring One Year Into the Recovery Act

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

President Obama is marking the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In a White House report released last night Vice President Joe Biden says the federal stimulus project has so far created or saved 2 million jobs, while some $453 billion have ...

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Immigration Reformers Launch NYS Tour

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Immigration reform has been on the back burner in Congress but a group of New Yorkers wants to end that with a road trip. The group plans to visit towns across the state and pressure politicians to join in their cause. Kevin Kwok is one ...

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Feds Probe Queens Senator's Charity

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the New York State Senate for documents relating to community groups that received state money at the request of Senate President Malcolm Smith. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The subpoena asks for several years of paperwork for state money directed to ...

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Gig Alert: From Valentine's Day to Fat Tuesday

Friday, February 12, 2010

That's the sound of Rain Machine, one of bands featured in our latest Gig Alert. Every day WNYC's Culture Team helps curate the city's music scene for listeners, offering daily downloads from our website from artists performing in the city that night. And on the ...

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More NYC Students Sign Up for AP Exams

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More city students are taking advanced placement tests, a measure of college readiness. WNYC's Beth Fertig reports.

REPORTER: About 25000 students took at least one AP exam last year in topics such as English, Calculus and Biology. That's up 6 percent over the previous year. The ...

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