Brian Zumhagen

Brian Zumhagen appears in the following:

Sex and the City: Does it Do it For You?

Friday, May 30, 2008

Manhattanites were tripping over the filming for months, and it's been previewed in a massive media blitz: the film version of the popular TV show Sex and the City was released nationwide today. So pour yourself a cosmo and sit back and enjoy or... not. ...


Customs Officers Arrested in Drug Probe

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Two New York-based Customs and Border Protection officers are among seven people charged in a federal drug probe.

Prosecutors say the group imported hashish and other drugs and contraband into the US through JFK. Those arrested include a Customs supervisor who allegedly accepted and solicited bribes ...


New Yorkers React to Acquittals in Sean Bell Shooting

Saturday, April 26, 2008

WNYC's Arun Venugopal talks with Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about the reaction to the acquittals in the Sean Bell shooting, and what's next for the NYPD detectives involved.


Appeals Court Upholds Cell Phone Ban in Schools

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The city's ban on cell phones in public schools has been upheld by a state appeals court.

The Department of Education passed the ban in September 2005, saying the phones were disruptive.

Parents and students argued that the ban was irrational and unsafe and that it intruded ...


Niblack Named Council Finance Director

Friday, April 18, 2008

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has appointed Preston Niblack as finance director for the New York City Council, effective May 5. He comes to the Council from the city's Independent Budget Office, where he has served as Deputy Director for the past eight years. He's ...


BAM Revives Anti-Apartheid Play

Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's not every day that a piece of theater gets its creators detained. But that’s what happened 30 years ago in South Africa, when two black actors staged a play that challenged the rules of apartheid and asked tough questions about fundamental aspects of human ...


Sizwe Banzi is Dead

Saturday, April 05, 2008

It's not every day that a stage play gets its creators detained….. But 30 years ago in South Africa, two black actors staged a piece of theater that challenged the rules of apartheid and asked tough questions about fundamental aspects of human identity. And now, ...


Harlem Debates 125th Street Rezoning Plan

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Supporters and opponents of a rezoning plan for 125th Street faced off at a city planning commission meeting this week. The first comprehensive plan for Harlem’s main street in more than 40 years seeks to create a regional business corridor with new condos and hotels, ...


A Look at Albany DA's Report on Travel Document Scandal

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Daily News Albany columnist Bill Hammond talks to Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about David Soares' report on former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's attempt to discredit his political rival, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.


Writers' Guild Considers Tentative Agreement with Producers

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New York-based entertainment writers are optimistic that they can end their three-month-old strike and get back to work this week.

REPORTER: Writers' Guild East president Michael Winship says union members are reacting positively to a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers:



Nurse Program Expanded

Monday, February 04, 2008

REPORTER: The Colorado-based program aims to improve the health of low-income first-time mothers and their children.

New York's partnership director Lisa Landau says it's a voluntary program.

LANDAU: Women are referred throughout the city - from health providers, from community-based organizations - and women can decide whether ...


Bloomberg Addresses National Issues in California and Texas

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg insists he's not considering an independent bid for the White House. But he's been addressing national issues during visits to delegate-rich states.

REPORTER: Speaking in California Saturday, the mayor assumed the role of the outsider delivering a rebuke to Washington. He said politicians in ...


Record Breaking Year for City Visits

Monday, January 14, 2008

A rising number of international travelers chose New York City as their destination in 2007, spurring a record-setting year.

WNYC's Brian Zumhagen reports.

With a final count still pending, the city's tourism office says an estimated 46 million people visited the city in 2007 - that's up ...


Presidential Hopefuls Face off in New Hampshire Debate

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Last night's Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire could be described by paraphrasing Bill Clinton: it depends on what the definition of "change" is.

REPORTER: John Edwards was at pains to latch onto the rising star of Illinois Senator Barack Obama, who's fresh off a victory ...


New York Politicians Blast Proposed Counterterrorism Cuts

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Bush administration's proposed cuts to counterterrorism grant programs would threaten the safety of U.S. cities, according to several New York politicians.

REPORTER: US Senator Charles Schumer is blasting the plan, which would cut Homeland Security grants for states and cities from $3.4 billion in fiscal ...


Bottleneck at Area Airports

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

One of the reasons the skies are so crowded is that airspace routes have not been changed since the 1960's. The FAA is looking to re-design the airspace over the New York region and Philadelphia to create more arrival and departure routes. But the redesign ...


Airline Passengers' Group Fights for Bill of Rights

Sunday, November 18, 2007

With millions of people expected to board airplanes this Thanksgiving week, many travelers are worried about delays that could keep them stuck at the gate or on the runway for hours. After she spent 9 hours stuck on the tarmac in late 2006, Kate Hanni ...


New York City Honors Veterans

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces are being honored this weekend in ceremonies across the metro area.

REPORTER: In Midtown Manhattan, the 88th annual Veterans Day Parade begins with the Eternal Light Monument Ceremony at Madison Square Park at Fifth Avenue and 24th Street. The parade ...


Stagehands Demand Respect from Producers

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Striking stagehands say they won't go back to the bargaining table until Broadway producers start acting "honorably."

REPORTER: Members of the Local One union say Broadway producers are making false accusations about the union's demands. The League of American Theatres and Producers wants flexibility about how ...


Hollywood Writers' Strike Would Affect Thousands of New Yorkers

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Hollywood writers' strike expected to begin Monday will affect some 2,000 New York-based writers who work on late-night comedy shows, soap operas, and series like "Law and Order."

REPORTER: Adam Brooks is a screenwriter and a member of the executive council for the Writers' Guild ...