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NY Cop Remembered as Family Man, Full of Promise

Thursday, June 04, 2009

This morning thousands of police officers from across the country are gathering for the funeral of NYPD Officer Omar Edwards. He was shot and killed by another NYPD officer last week, in what police believe was a friendly fire tragedy. This week, WNYC's Bob Hennelly ...

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Census Bureau in PR Blitz to Reach NY Immigrants

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The federal government is gearing up for the 2010 Census, and here in New York that means reaching deep into communities that tend to be undercounted. For city officials, an accurate count can mean a difference of billions of dollars in annual federal funds. But ...

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Eight NYC Supermarkets Not Paying Baggers Hourly Wages

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

If you tip the bagger at your local supermarket, it might be all that worker earns for the day. A sweep of eight supermarkets across the city found none paying baggers an hourly wage.

At least one store owner said he didn't consider the baggers hourly ...

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FLY: Five First Ladies of Dance

Friday, May 29, 2009

Five black women at the top of their field. Germaine Acogny, Carmen de Lavallade, Dianne McIntyre, Bebe Miller and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar are dancer-choreographers who are pioneers in the dance world. They perform this weekend in a rare program of solo pieces, at the ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hip Hop Justice

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor, professor of Law at George Washington University, and author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice talks about how to fix a broken criminal justice system.

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NY Judge Rises From Bronx Projects to Supreme Court Nominee

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New York judge Sonia Sotomayor is president Obama's pick for the Supreme Court. She's 54 years old and, if confirmed, she would be the third woman ever to serve and the first ever Hispanic. Sotomayor is a self-described "Nuyorican" and grew up in a Bronx ...

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Nuyoricans Say Sotomayor A Voice for Community

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nuyoricans are brimming with pride at the nomination of New York federal court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents, and she grew up in the Bronxdale Houses in the South Bronx. Cesar Perales, president of the ...

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A Momentous Nomination

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We've been hearing reports all morning that President Obama plans to nominate Bronx native Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United State Supreme Court. There is already buzz among many within the Latino community about the potentially historic nature of the nomination.

Joining me now to tell ...

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Obama Picks Sotomayor for High Court: AP Sources

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Barack Obama tapped federal appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court today, officials said.

If confirmed by the Senate, Sotomayor, 54, would be the the first Hispanic in history to wear the robes of a justice.

Administration officials say Sotomayor would bring more judicial experience ...

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Riverdale Residents Shaken By Plot

Friday, May 22, 2009

Neighbors and officials at the two Riverdale synagogues say they were shocked by the news of the alleged bomb plot. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: By subway it takes more than an hour to get to Riverdale from downtown Manhattan. But once you're there, it feels ...

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Diaz Sworn in as Bronx Borough President

Friday, May 22, 2009

Former Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Junior has been sworn in as the 13th Bronx Borough president after winning in a special election last month with only five percent of Bronxites voting. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports on yesterday's ceremony.

REPORTER: A who's who of state and city politics ...

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Jewish and Muslim Leaders Call for Solidarity

Thursday, May 21, 2009

This afternoon at the Islamic Cultural Center on the Upper East Side, New York Jewish and Muslim leaders called for mutual understanding in the face of the alleged terror plot. Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding said he was gratified by the ...

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Four Bomb Suspects Arraigned

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Four suspects in an alleged terrorist plot to blow up two Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes based at Stewart Airport have been arraigned in federal court in White Plains. The lawyer for the fourth suspect told a Federal judge that her client was ...

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Rabbi Says Be Vigilant, Yet Open-Minded

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Now that four suspects have been arraigned in federal court in White Plains in connection with an alleged terrorism plot against two Bronx synagogues, congregants are being advised to remain vigilant. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the union for reform Judaism, says he's also asking ...

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NYPD Makes Record Number of 'Stop and Frisks'

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A report says New York City police officers stopped and frisked 171,000 -- a record number -- in the first three months of this year.

REPORTER: The New York Civil Liberties Union says nine out of 10 stops resulted in no charges or citations and the ...

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Kick Off for Kosher Tequila

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

It's Cinco de Mayo -- a celebration of Mexican independence and culture and a day to introduce what its creators claim is the world's first kosher Tequila. Star Industries President Marty Silver says the new product isn't just for Cinco de Mayo in Boro Park:

SILVER: ...

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South Bronx Native on Supreme Short List

Friday, May 01, 2009

A South Bronx native is on the short list of possible replacements for Supreme Court Justice David Souter who has announced he's retiring.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, is one of several women - and the ...

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Analysis Suggests Racial Profiling in NYPD Stop and Frisk

Friday, May 01, 2009

A new analysis of NYPD stop-and-frisk data is prompting critics to raise new questions about the tactic's effectiveness. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Columbia University Law Professor Jeffrey Fagan did his analysis for the City Council, and he based it on the NYPD's 1.7 million stop ...

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Immigrants Rally for Equal Rights

Friday, May 01, 2009

Immigrants demanding equal rights and fair treatment rallied at Madison Square Park in Manhattan today. A woman who would only identify herself as Mary from Zimbabwe held up a sign that read stop separating families. She says she wants to bring her children and grandchildren ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Striking Out

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Indian men living in the US used to have a leg up when searching for a wife back in India. Shefali Anand, Wall Street Journal reporter, on how the recession has hurt their chances of ending up with an Indian bride.

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