Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Senate rejected a measure to expand background checks, a vote President Obama called "shameful." Glenn Thrush of Politico discusses the vote, and what comes next. Plus: Actor Alan Alda on his experience helping his granddaughter overcome her dyslexia. And April's series on recycling continues. This week: paper and coordinating recycling between cities, businesses and manufacturers.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Former New York Governor David Paterson discusses the recent political scandals in Albany and what kinds of reforms could discourage abuse. Plus: highlights from Brian’s forum on housing with mayoral candidates. Then, how external forces – like a specific shade of pink or photographs of a light bulb, for example – can change the way we feel and behave; an April series on recycling looks at organics with Ron Gonen, NYC’s first-ever deputy commissioner of recycling and sustainability; and a 400-year history of Greenwich Village.
Friday, April 05, 2013
At the end of a week marked by two big political corruption charges in New York, two city council members, Brad Lander and Melissa Mark-Viverito, discuss trying to increase transparency in government with participatory budgeting. Plus: a new series all about recycling in New York City; the connections between college basketball and the U.S. Constitution according to Rami Khouri; the lawyer bubble; and Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg on her new book.
Friday, March 15, 2013
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
Times Square now has 30 solar-powered trash and recycling stations that compact waste and even send wireless signals to alert workers when cans need to be emptied.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
The destruction from Sandy is expected to leave more than 12 million cubic yards of debris in New York state and New Jersey. The vast majority of it will be taken to landfills.
Monday, December 10, 2012
By Ilya Marritz
As unsalvageable, flood-damaged cars get hauled off the streets, they have to go somewhere. Recyclers are now beginning to report an uptick in business due to Sandy.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The average American produces 102 tons of garbage in a lifetime. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edward Humes looks at what’s in that trash; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way transform waste into energy and prosperity. He investigates the trail of trash in Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Garbage.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
By Tracey Samuelson : WHYY
Electronics manufacturers are required by law to take back their products for recycling when consumers are done with them. But figuring out how to turn a product over for recycling – and how to get it there – is the job of the consumer.
Monday, October 25, 2010
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
A new recycling facility is expected to help revive Brooklyn's industrial waterfront.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
A sweeping overhaul of New York City's 21-year-old recycling program was passed into law earlier this week. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed 11 bills that are intended to expand what is recycled in the city, hold city agencies responsible for their own recycling habits, find out how much waste businesses are generating and how well they're recycling.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
By Amanda Angel
Gabriel Prokofiev’s new release is a series of pieces written for discarded items, including oil cans, plastic bags and Fanta bottles. He joins a continuum of composers who have taken musical detritus and folded it into their own work.