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WNYC News

Outreach to Homeless in Deep Freeze

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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WNYC's Mirela Iverac went on a midnight run with outreach workers looking for homeless people living on the street in the bitter cold.

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99% Invisible

121- Cold War Kids

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

During the 1961 Berlin Crisis—one of the various moments in the cold war in which we came frighteningly close to engaging in actual war with the Soviets—President John F. Kennedy vowed to identify spaces in "existing structures both public and private ...

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WNYC News

Hundreds of Homeless Get a Fancy Meal from a Chinese Billionaire

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Three busloads of residents from the homeless shelter New York City Rescue Mission arrived at Central Park for a three course meal at a restaurant on a lake — paid for by Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao. 

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WNYC News

Fire Smolders for Second Day in East Harlem

Thursday, March 13, 2014

At the site of the explosion on 116th Street, residents walked around wearing surgical masks and a backhoe filled a dump truck with wreckage.

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Soundcheck

Roll Over Beethoven: Music To Calm Your Dog

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Inspired by Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop's tale of canine separation anxiety woe, today on the show we attempt to get to the bottom of the question -- can music help a dog in distress? 

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2010, Part III

Sunday, January 06, 2013

For this edition of New Sounds, listen to more highlights from the annual new music extravaganza, recorded live this past June of 2010 at the World Financial Center.  We'll hear the concert version of "Shelter" by founding Bang on a Can composers Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang, as performed by the new music supergroup, Signal, led by Brad Lubman.

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Radio Rookies

American Heaven

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Danielle was 13 when she left her home and her mother in the Congo.  She came to New York to pursue the American dream, but she wound up living in a homeless shelter.  

Schoolbook

A New Co-Location Issue: Shelters and Schools

Thursday, November 08, 2012

While the use of school buildings as shelters makes sense in the short term they are not necessarily meant for the long-term sheltering of displaced people. Take a listen to the discussion about school facilities and emergency planning.

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Schoolbook

Three Shelter Buildings to Remain Closed

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Three school buildings that served as hurricane shelters will remain closed on Wednesday while students will return to other schools that had provided shelter to hurricane evacuees the past week.

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WNYC News

Without Housing Assistance, Victims of Domestic Violence Face Hard Choices, Report Says

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A new report finds without housing assistance more domestic violence victims are leaving city shelters without having a safe place to go.

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WNYC News

Mayor's Report Card Gives Homeless Situation Poor Marks

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Homelessness is up among families, single adults and those living on the streets. That's according to the Mayor's Management Report for fiscal year 2012.

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The Takeaway

Richard Codey Pretends to Be Homeless: What's Your Take on the Senator's Actions?

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Last Monday, as most elected officials returned home, one state senator spent the night out… at a homeless shelter. Former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey is now a state senator from Essex and Morris Counties. On Monday night, disguised with a pasted-on gray beard and some effective make-up, the man who once ran New Jersey slept at the Goodwill Mission in Newark. His night out marked the end of a four-month investigation into the state’s services for the mentally ill. New Jersey, like a number of states across the country, has been hit with severe budget cuts in the wake of the financial crisis. Codey was determined to find out just how these service cuts have affected citizens in his district. 

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WNYC News

City to Stop Paying Rent for Thousands of Formerly Homeless

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Department of Homeless Services announced on its web site Friday that it will not pay February rents for at least 9,000 formerly homeless families and individuals currently receiving rental assistance through the Advantage housing program.

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WNYC News

City No Longer Has to Pay Rent for Formerly Homeless: Court

Thursday, February 02, 2012

A court has ruled that New York City is no longer required to pay rent for 11,000 formerly homeless individuals and families that are receiving a housing subsidy funded by the city and the state.  

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2010, Part III

Thursday, December 29, 2011

For this edition of New Sounds, listen to more highlights from the annual new music extravaganza, recorded live this past June of 2010 at the World Financial Center.  We'll hear the concert version of "Shelter" by founding Bang on a Can composers Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang, as performed by the new music supergroup, Signal, led by Brad Lubman. 

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WNYC News

Council Challenges Controversial New Homeless Policy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Before a controversial homeless policy goes into effect on Monday, City Council members questioned whether the city has the proper state approval to implement it. The policy would require single adults to demonstrate they have no other place to go before being considered eligible for staying in a shelter. 

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WNYC News

As Subsidies Dry Up, Homeless Families Struggle to Find Housing

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

For decades, homeless families with children entering a city shelter could count on receiving housing subsidies to help them transition out of homelessness and into their own apartments.

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WNYC News

City Can End Rent Subsidy for Former Homeless Families: Judge

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New York City can stop paying rent for more than 16,000 families that were previously homeless, a judge ruled Tuesday.

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The Takeaway

Rebuilding and Recovering in Joplin, Missouri

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One month ago today, President Obama visited the town of Joplin, Missouri, where a tornado killed 156 people and caused millions of dollars in damage. Today we’re going back to the scene of the devastation to see how Joplin residents are recovering one month after President Obama told Joplin, "There’s no doubt in my mind that Joplin will rebuild. And as President, I can promise you your country will be there with you every single step of the way...The cameras may leave. The spotlight may shift. But we will be with you every step of the way until Joplin is restored and this community is back on its feet. We’re not going anywhere."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Three-Quarters Houses

Thursday, December 16, 2010

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez joins staff attorney for MFY Legal ServicesTanya Kessler, to discuss Cindy's story on the so-called "three-quarters houses" -- boarding homes that pack in poor people, and collect welfare funds or disability checks as rent.

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