Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Dr. Susi Vassallo, clinical associate professor in the department of medicine at NYU Langone, explains what happens to your body, brain, and behavior when the temperature rises.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
We're not the only species that felt the unusually long and bitter winter. WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen, explains how rats were forced to eat trees. Asian tiger mosquitoes were also hit hard. And new kinds of birds are in the area. What signs of a long winter are you seeing in the city's natural world? Birders, which species are you seeing? Wildlife watchers and gardeners, what other signs of the polar vortex are you observing as spring begins?
Monday, April 07, 2014
No matter what you believe about climate change, there seems to be many more extreme weather events occurring more frequently. These natural disasters upset lives and destroy property, leading to escalating clean-up and reconstruction costs. "Adapting To Climate Change" explores the plans that engineers, scientists, government officials, business leaders, NGOs, and community groups around the world are making to deal with future catastrophic events and shifting weather patterns.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014
Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 9 and as we turn the clocks forward, we want you to look forward too. What signs of spring are you seeing? Green shoots? What about the birds? What will convince you to pack away the winter woolies? We’re asking for your stories, your sounds and your sights of spring. Your photos that capture the first signs of the season can be sent here to our Facebook page , or by tweeting or instagraming us a photo with the hashtag #MySpringSign. We'll collect your pics and stories, and we’ll celebrate the arrival of spring here at TheTakeaway.org.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
How miserable has your winter been? Is it the worst winter ever? The worst winter since that one winter when you were a kid? If you’re a Minnesotan, there’s no need to be so imprecise. For the last several decades, Pete Boulay, Assistant State Climatologist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, has been measuring just how miserable winters are with his Winter Misery Index. It scores each winter on how cold it is, how much it snows, and how long snow stays on the ground to measure exactly how much misery the winter has inflicted.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Did you catch the scene in "House of Cards" where a character says Long Island wine tastes like "piss"? Turns out, there are lots of vineyards in Nassau and Suffolk counties, making some pretty well-respected wines. We discuss the local wine scene, the economic impact of all this snow, and take your recommendations.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Mayor de Blasio took to the streets of Maspeth Queens, shovel in hand, to face a familiar foe.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 4 p.m., and until then, up to four inches of snow could accumulate before turning to rain in the afternoon. You know, slush. We may have forgotten what summer feels like, but we haven't forgotten what you need to know to get from A to B. Check out our Transit Tracker for help navigating your commute.
Monday, February 17, 2014
A call-in segment with your descriptions of a warm day (remember those?) on this chilly Monday. Tell us about a really warm memory. Remember that feeling of taking your shoes off and walking barefoot on fresh green grass? Remember how it smells on the beach, that mixture of sunscreen and salty air? Tell us what a grill sounds like on the 4th of July. Let’s remember a warmer time. 212-433-WNYC. 212-433-9692. Describe what it feels, sounds and smells like when it's actually hot out.
Friday, February 14, 2014
By Joseph Capriglione : WNYC/NJPR
With more snow coming this weekend and a shortage of rock salt in the region, what are you supposed to do with your iced-over driveway or sidewalk? We've got you covered.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
Looking for a table at a top restaurant? A ticket for an in-demand event? Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Wildly falling snow plus a forecast for 10 inches of accumulation and freezing rain — all that wasn’t enough to warrant a snow day for New York City schools on Thursday. Take a look at the havoc the wintry weather is wreaking on New York City’s streets today.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
Criticism of Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña's decision to keep schools open today is piling up almost as quickly as the snow. But on one point both sides agree: the city must do a better job letting the public know how it makes such decisions.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Ice and a nasty wintry mix is causing major problems in states from Louisiana to North Carolina, effectively shutting down roads, closing schools, and cancelling flights nationwide. According to reports, the sleet, snow and freezing rain has left more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power. To get a sense of how people are coping, The Takeaway turns to Joshua Stewart, Morning Edition Host for Georgia Public Broadcasting; Pat Duggins, News Director for Alabama Public Radio; and Kearns Little the co-owner of Little Hardware in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
By Kate Hinds
Falling ice from the World Trade Center caused big problems for PATH riders for the second time in five days.