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City Airports Lose Flight Routes

Monday, August 25, 2008

New York City is losing nonstop airplane connections to 25 domestic and international destinations this fall.

One of them is Daytona Beach, where the Continental flights into Newark Liberty regularly traveled at 85 to 90 percent capacity, according to Stephen Cooke, the director of business development ...

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Selected Shorts

Straying spouses and brave new words.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Good works and marital chaos in the suburbs, and SELECTED SHORTS celebrates adult literacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Update

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fred Dicker, State Editor for the New York Post, gives us the latest on the budget negotiations in Albany.

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WNYC News

Legislators Hammer Out Budget Deal

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The New York state Senate is back in session this morning to approve hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts agreed to by lawmakers and Gov. Paterson.

The governor called legislators back to Albany for a special session yesterday to deal with looming deficits projected ...

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WNYC News

Councilman: Corporate Sponsorships of Subway Stations OK

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A City Council Member thinks it would be worth it to let corporations pay the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put their logos on subway stations.

Joseph Addabbo, who is running for state Senate, says the idea is just one way to lessen the need for a ...

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WNYC News

State Legislators Work on Budget Cuts

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

State legislators are finally in session this afternoon, hammering out the details of hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera is at the state house in Albany, as the negotiations continue.

She says lawmakers, at work in the middle of their summer vacation, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stating the State of the State

Monday, August 18, 2008

New York Governor David A. Paterson talks about his first five months in office and what he expects going forward.

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WNYC News

Port Authority Exec Says Infrastructure Improvements Needed

Friday, August 15, 2008

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward says the region must find a new way to finance tens of billions in essential transportation infrastructure needs.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this report.

Building costs are up and tax revenues are down. New York and New Jersey are already deep ...

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WNYC News

State Finds Labor Issues at Car Washes

Friday, August 15, 2008

A probe by the New York State Labor Department has found widespread labor violations within the car wash industry.

A third of the car washes inspected were in New York City, and more than 78 percent of those failed to pay minimum wage and overtime.

Agency commissioner ...

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WNYC News

New Goethals Bridge Design Revealed

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Drawings of a new Goethals Bridge show a wider span with two more lanes connecting northern New Jersey and Staten Island. The Port Authority today released renderings of a proposed replacement for the 77-year-old span, which carries some 80,000 vehicles each day. Motorists have long ...

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Calls for Feds to Boost Infrastructure Improvements

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York and other urban areas will have to curtail short-haul air travel and beef up inter-city train travel. A group of mayors met today to discuss infrastructure needs.

They want the federal government to overhaul the country’s roads, bridges, water systems ...

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WNYC News

Port Authority Ties Flight Auctions to Fed Money

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Port Authority says it's willing to support auctioning off airport slots, but only if the federal government invests more money in the air traffic control system.

Authority owns the region's three major airports and is battling the U.S. Department of Transportation over the best way ...

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WNYC News

Waterboarding as Art?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

For years now we've heard about that controversy surrounding the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. One part of that controversy stems from concerns over the use of waterboarding, a technique that some have equated to torture that's allegedly used to gather information from detainees. It's ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Seatless Subway Cars

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The MTA plans to introduce "standing room only" subway cars in hopes of accommodating more riders during rush hour. Pete Donohue, transit reporter for The Daily News, discusses the details of the plan.

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WNYC News

New Jersey Ready for McCain Visit

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Jersey is preparing for a visit tomorrow from presidential candidate Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy. As WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, the Obama campaign is using the occasion to roll out the "blue carpet."

With Senator Obama on vacation in Hawaii, it fell to ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hot Horticulture

Friday, August 08, 2008

New York’s gardeners often have to get creative with limited space, making the best of fire escapes, roofs, and tiny spaces that get little sun or wind. Horticulturist Gerard Lordahl of the CENYC’s Open Space Greening Program answers your questions about gardening in the New York area. Leave ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Arts in the Parks

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We look into where free, large-scale performing arts festivals are happening in New York – and whether underserved communities are getting their fair share of them. Leonard talks to David Rivel, executive director of the City Parks Foundation. Also here is bachata music star Toby Love, who will ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New Yorkers’ Favorite Foods

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Steve Jenkins, grocer extraordinaire at Fairway, tells us what kinds of food appeal most to New Yorkers, and how he keeps one of the best-known grocery stores in New York running smoothly. His new book is The Food Life.

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Soundcheck

Camp Appeal

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Think the first radical musical work of the twentieth century -- Charles Ives' "Central Park In the Dark" -- minus ragtime, plus reggaeton. That's how composer Joshua Camp describes his new piece in honor of Brooklyn's Prospect Park. He joins us to talk about the piece, and will bring a ...

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WNYC News

Natural Gas Drilling: Is New York Ready?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Marcellus Shale is what industry people call an unconventional play. It’s loaded with natural gas, from Eastern Ohio to the Catskill Mountains. But the gas is very hard to extract. It’s packed tight 7,000 feet deep.

Today, with energy prices at record highs, extracting that ...

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