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The Leonard Lopate Show

It's Cold Outside, but the Planet's Still Heating Up

Friday, February 07, 2014

A look at the wacky weather we've been experiencing in the larger context of climate change. 

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WNYC News

You Can't Get There From Here — Not on Unshoveled Sidewalks

Friday, February 07, 2014

New York is a city of walkers, but with several days of snow and freezing rain, the walking isn't easy.

On West Houston Street, Lou, who declined to give her last name because her children told her not to leave the house while the streets are still icy, ran into a ...

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WNYC News

It's Gross Out There; Here's How to Get Around

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Another winter storm hit the area late last night and its aftermath is making for a tricky commute. We have everything you need to know about transit, plowing, parking and everything else for a slushy evening.

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Schoolbook

Cold Calculations: How NYC Schools Declare a Snow Day

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Here we go again. Public schools are open in New York City while many private schools and suburban districts are closed. Why? Here's a statistic to consider: NYC schools have closed for snow only 11 times in the last 35 years. 

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WNYC News

Yep, it's Snowing Again. Here's What You Need to Know

Monday, February 03, 2014

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So much for that balmy weekend weather. Expect eight inches of snow in the New York-area today, and commuter problems that are already piling up. We have all you need to know right here, including information on school closures and transit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

If You're Mocking the South's Snow, Are You a Jerk?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cities like Atlanta and Birmingham ground to a halt this week as freak snow and ice storms caused traffic jams, power outages, and mass disruption. Why did the South cope so poorly, and should Northerners who are mocking the response think twice? Brian Lehrer Show listeners from the South chime in with some context.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"It's So Cold That..." Our Favorite Responses

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's 18 degrees out there! We asked for your favorite one-liners to describe the cold - here are the best ones.

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WNYC News

Kids Rejoice: Study Says Snow Days Not Bad for You

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snow days have no negative effects whatsoever on student performance, according to a Harvard study. In fact, closing schools when inclement weather strikes may actually help keep kids on track.

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WNYC News

All Your Snow Updates Right Here. Also, It's Freezing Outside

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

School closures, transit updates, airport news, snow plow maps and more. This is where you'll find the latest information to help you navigate today's snowy, single-digit-temperature commute.

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Transportation Nation

Everything You Need to Know for Your Tuesday Evening/Wednesday Morning Commute

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Is the subway running? What do airport delays look like? What about bike share? Your snow transit tracker has the answers you need, below.

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WNYC News

It's Gross And Slippery Outside Right Now

Friday, January 10, 2014

Freezing rain is creating some slippery conditions outside today.

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The Takeaway

Polar Vortex's Breathtaking Chill Freezes Millions

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

As many as 200 million Americans are coping with extreme weather this week brought on by what meteorologists are calling a polar vortex. Joining The Takeaway to explain the science behind the polar vortex is Jennifer Francis, research professor at Rutgers University's Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Business owner Richard Thomas of the R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Atlanta, GA explains how his business is coping in the frigid weather.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Stay Safe in the Cold

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Thomas Farley, commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, offers advice for dealing with today's extreme cold temperatures.

 

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WNYC News

Stepping up Help for the Homeless as Temperatures Plummet

Monday, January 06, 2014

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Extra vans, staff and outreach for those most vulnerable to the bitter cold.

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WNYC News

How to Survive the Super Cold Weather

Monday, January 06, 2014

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It's downright frigid in New York today.

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WNYC News

On Snow Response, Mayor de Blasio Earns High Praise

Friday, January 03, 2014

It was his first week on the job and his first big test. How well did New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio handle the snow storm? Overall, the reviews are fairly positive. 

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The Takeaway

Blizzard is de Blasio's First Big Test - How'd he Do?

Friday, January 03, 2014

A winter storm settled in across the northeast and parts of the Midwest last night, affecting an estimated 100 million people nation wide. This nor'easter is also providing a test for some incoming and outgoing mayors. Joining The Takeaway to give an update on the storm from across the country are Andrea Bernstein, metro editor for WNYC; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for our partner WGBH; and Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Snow Storm Update

Friday, January 03, 2014

WNYC reporters and listeners report on the snow removal in the area, and how local government is managing in the five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey.  What's your snow story?  Call us at (212)433-9692, that's (212)433-WNYC.

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WNYC News

Danger of Hypothermia Spreads as Wind Chill Dips

Friday, January 03, 2014

It's Code Blue in New York City as the wind chill factor threatened to dip below zero late Friday and early Saturday.

 

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WNYC News

Map: The Best Sledding Hills in New York City

Friday, January 03, 2014

It's a snow day, and with five inches and counting in some parts of the city, we need your help finding the best sledding spots.

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