Amy Pearl

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Breast is Best, But Bring on the Solid Food!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"I decided to try breastfeeding pretty much from the time I got pregnant," says Valery Upson, 32, of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. "I'd heard the whole 'breast is best' cry often enough to know it was something I should be doing." The Obama administration agrees. In January, the Office of the Surgeon General issued a call to action to support breastfeeding, and in February, Michelle Obama announced that she would promote breastfeeding as part of her campaign against childhood obesity.


The Piano Lesson

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

9-year-old Patrick and 7-year-old Julia are brother and sister and they are both taking piano lessons from Rebbecca Rossi.

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A Lifetime at the Piano

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When Harriet Wingreen first sat down at the piano, America was repealing Prohibition and Mao Zedong was beginning the Long March. Almost 80 years later, she is still at it, as a member of the New York Philharmonic.

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Moving Pianos with Brain Power

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bill Hennessy of Keyboard Express has been moving pianos for 24 years and he says the key to tackling the ivories in New York City is parking and brain power. Check out WNYC's video o...


When Moving Pianos, Brains meet Brawn

Friday, January 21, 2011

Being a piano mover in New York City involves a host of special talents. Bill Hennessy, the owner of Keyboard Express, says that the biggest keys to moving a nine-foot concert grand a...

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In Photos: Snowfall in the City

Friday, January 07, 2011

The city and surrounding areas, still reeling from the debilitating Dec. 26 blizzard, got relief when the storm that threatened Friday commutes packed far less punch. Take a look at images from the most recent storm and tweet us yours @wnyc.


Helping New York City's Wild Birds

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

During the spring and fall migration, birds are often injured flying into plate glass windows, or become disoriented and exhausted by the bright lights at night. But unlike other citi...

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Puccini's Wild West Opera Returns, with Horses

Friday, December 03, 2010

Like any good Italian, Puccini loved his American Westerns. The result was a cowboy opera, La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West). This week, the opera returns to the Met...

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Franklin The Turkey: Alive and Well and Living in Brooklyn

Monday, November 22, 2010

Franklin will be far away from the platter this Thanksgiving. WNYC spent some time with him at his home at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo.


Going Nuts For Squirrel Hunting

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Watch WNYC's video about this bushy-tailed pastime or check out our recipe for "Pork Rind-Crusted Fried Squirrel with Molasses Red-Eye Gravy" here.


Luxury Pet Products: It's Not Just Kibbles & Bits Anymore

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WNYC took a look around the "No Place Like Home" National Pet Home Decor Showcase where 25 "petrepreneurs" displayed the latest in high-end doggy and kitty goods.


Brooklyn Kids Learn to 'Bike Like Drivers' to School

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Throngs of Brooklyn kids will be riding their bikes to school on Wednesday for the first time. That's thanks to a recent "Bike Like A Driver Clinic" held at Middle School 51 which tau...


WNYC's Halloween Preview: Timothy Haskell Likes to Scare People

Monday, October 11, 2010

At Timothy Haskell's haunted house, they have a theory: Real men scream. Haskell has been haunting New York audiences for seven years with his "Nightmare House" creations.

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New York Philharmonic Uses Staten Island Junk for 'Kraft'

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Composer Magnus Linberg and members of the New York Philharmonic headed out to Edkins Auto Sales and Salvage on Staten Island to find scrap metal for the New York premiere of "Kraft." The unlikely group searched piles of crushed cars, hills of discarded tires and heaps of disembodied axles, gas tanks and bumpers for something that would create a "sound world" which is rarely heard in classical music.


New York Philharmonic Uses Staten Island Junk for 'Kraft'

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, and other alternative spaces. But on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, and several percussionists, were scouring a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall in October.


Siting the Harvest Moon

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall began on Wednesday with the rising of a full moon. The Harvest Moon, so-called because of the extra light it gave farmers to work later for bringing in their crops, rose on the autumnal equinox, a rare cosmic event which hasn't happened for almost 20 years. It won't happen again until 2029.


Live at WNYC: Scott Simon

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, recently published the book "Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption". WNYC's Amy Pearl caught up with him after he spoke on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Growing Up South Asian in the Wake of 9/11

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What is it like to grow up South Asian in the wake of 9/11-- whether or not you are a muslim?



Elliott Sharp and Dither Want Audience Participation, in Chalk

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Composer and performer Elliott Sharp teams up with the New York-based Dither guitar quartet to perform at the Whitney Museum tonight at 7 p.m. to perform Christian Marclay’s Chalk Boa...


"I Like Kale": Questions for Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gary Shteyngart says the characters in his new novel "Super Sad True Love Story" are the first ones he has written that he has really loved. The novel is set in the near future, which for Shteyngart is the easiest thing to write about. "To write about the present now is impossible," he says.