Tuesday, December 24, 2013
It may be a bright and merry Christmas for most of the country, but for 280,000 people in Michigan it’s looking pretty dark. An icy blast of freezing rain has hit the state along with parts of Eastern Canada, turning off street lights and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. Joining The Takeaway from Detroit is Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Meet Marshall Cox. He's the founder and CEO of a New York City startup called Radiator Labs that's working to solve your heating woes, dampen the noise your radiator makes and even reduce energy expenditures and pollution.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The nor’easter, which prompted voluntary evacuations in some Sandy-damaged communities in New York and New Jersey, could still cause flooding.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Winter can be tough on your vocal cords. Coughs, colds and sore throats all make using our voices a lot less pleasant – and, if dealt with incorrectly, could lead to bigger problems down the road, like a vocal fold hemorrhage or polyps. (Yuck!)
Dr. Lucian Sulica, Director of Voice Disorders/Laryngology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins us to explain what's actually happening when winter respiratory ailments cause sore throats or laryngitis -- and shares some tips on how to keep our vocal cords healthy in inclement weather.
Friday, December 21, 2012
From San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band, listen to songs about winter for this New Sounds program. There's the rare bit of instrumental music from Meredith Monk along with music for cellist Zach Miskin, written by guitarist Bryce Dessner (the National, Clogs), as well as keyboard music from David Borden. Also, from New York-based Matt McBane and Build, hear "Imagining Winter." Listen to Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson's take on winter, as well as Japanese pianist/composer/producer Ryuchi Sakamoto's music, "Ice." That, and more.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Friday is the first day of winter and today, we asked you to choose your favorite musical depiction of winter. We played the piece that makes you want to bundle up at noon.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
I'm going to take you somewhere, but before I do, I should warn you that there's something not quite right about what you'll see. This place I'm going to show you will be astonishingly beautiful. It will be cold. It will be wet. But it will also be a touch -- more than a touch -- mysterious. So watch carefully.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
It's been a particularly mild winter (remember the days of Snow-mageddon?), with temperatures today reaching into the upper 50s. Are you a "man with a plow", do you sell winter hats or organize ski trips? How is the mild winter affecting your bottom line? Give us a call 212.433.WNYC, or post your story here!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Mild winter temperatures are putting a damper on the ski season.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Some small business owners say this mild winter is freezing them out of a profit. Hardware stores anticipating a harsh winter like last year stocked up on winter weather items like shovels and sleds — only to have those item sit on the shelf in what has thus far been a mild winter weather.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Over the weekend a bad winter storm surprised many with an early arrival, dumping inches upon inches of snow on the Northeast, causing power outages for millions, delaying flights and forcing some areas to cancel school and even declare a state of emergency. That and this morning's other top headlines.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
When the TV cameras are gone, what is it like to spend the night at Occupy Wall Street? It's been a month since protesters first began to occupy Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street in New York City. Since then, temperatures have been dropping as the number of protesters in New York and across the globe grows. This leaves many wondering how many protesters will be left when winter hits. Well, we aimed to find out — and to understand better just who was spending the night there and why.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
A massive winter storm slammed huge swaths of the country this week with snow and freezing rain. And the worst may be yet to come. Central and northern Midwest can expert up to 15 to 20 inches of snow. Up to two-feet of snow — a record — could land in Chicago. Stephen Fybish, a weather historian, says he predicted this would be a rough winter back in 2003.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
THIS WEEK: Frigid temperatures settled over the city but work at One World Trade Center steamed on. Workers, stuffing hand warmers into their gloves and boots, said the frigid temperatures somewhat slowed down progress but more than 52 floors have been completed and steel is up to the 56th floor.