Brian Zumhagen

Brian Zumhagen appears in the following:

Finger-pointing Continues Over Deutsche Bank Fire

Saturday, September 29, 2007

More than a month after the seven-alarm blaze at the former Deutsche Bank building that left two firefighters dead, the bureaucratic finger-pointing continues. WNYC's Bob Hennelly gives Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen an update on the investigation.


Security and Traffic Rituals of the UN's Opening Session

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The opening of the United Nations General Assembly has been in the news a lot lately, but it's something that happens every September, as New York welcomes leaders from the world's 192 nations. Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen talks with WNYC's Bob Hennelly about the ...


Last Chance for Summer Music Festivals

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, but there’s still time to take advantage of a handful of music festivals. Gisele Regatao, Senior Producer of WNYC’s live, daily music talk show Soundcheck, joined Brian Zumhagen with some advice on last chance summer music ...


Where Nature and Culture Meet

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Summer in the city means it’s time to get outside – lounging in your neighborhood park, hanging out in the garden. But it can also be a chance to get up close to some great art. Lee Rosenbaum is an art critic who checked out ...


Live Earth at Giants Stadium

Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Big Green Hoedown called Live Earth is underway in 9 cities and on all 7 continents, including right nearby at Giants Stadium. Former Vice President Al Gore and his crew of producers have put together an all star line-up. The Police, the Smashing Pumpkins, ...


Driver Who Caused Corzine Crash Not Charged

Sunday, April 15, 2007

New Jersey State Police have declined to charge the pickup truck driver who left the scene of a crash that critically injured Governor Corzine on the Garden State Parkway Thursday evening. The 20-year-old man, who was found Friday night at an Atlantic City casino where ...


Remembering Yiddishist Mordkhe Schaechter

Sunday, March 11, 2007

ZUMHAGEN: You’re listening to Weekend Edition on WNYC. I’m Brian Zumhagen.

The Yiddish language, spoken by Jews of Eastern European origin, has lost one of its most passionate advocates. Philologist Mordkhe Schaechter -- whose voice you’re hearing now -- died in the Bronx last month at ...


Port Chester Election Blocked in Voting Rights Case

Saturday, March 03, 2007

A federal judge in Westchester County has blocked the March 20th election for two trustee seats in Port Chester. U.S. District Judge Stephen Robinson ruled Friday that the at-large system used to elect the six trustees who govern the village violates the Voting Rights Act ...


Clarence Norman Vows to Appeal Conviction

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Former assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic Party head Clarence Norman says he'll appeal his grand larceny conviction in what prosecutors call a scheme to shake down a judicial candidate. In a mixed verdict, the jury also found Norman guilty of one count each of attempted grand ...


Final Approval of NJ Property Tax Plan Expected Today

Monday, February 05, 2007

New Jersey's plan to cut property taxes is expected to get final legislative approval in the State Senate today, after the plan was found to be constitutional. WNYC's Brian Zumhagen has more.

State AG Stuart Rabner dismissed Republican objections and ruled that lawmakers have broad discretion ...


Betram Powers Labor Legacy

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Bertram Powers, who led one of the nation's longest and most crippling newspaper strikes, has died. He was 84. Powers was known as a tough negotiator when he served as president of Local six of the International Typographical Union from 1961 until his retirement in ...


Judge Rules Grasso Must Return Millions

Friday, October 20, 2006

A New York judge has ruled that the former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange -- Richard Grasso -- has to pay back as much as $100 million of the money he received as compensation from the exchange. This is the latest twist in ...


City to Add 200 Miles of Bike Lanes

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bicycle advocates are applauding the city's announcement that it will expand its network of bike lanes.

REPORTER: The city plans to add 200 miles of bike lanes and paths to the five-borough network over the next three years. Noah Budnick of the group Transportation Alternatives says ...


Budget Talks Continue in Albany

Monday, March 27, 2006

New York lawmakers will resume negotiations today on their version of a state budget. They say they expect to complete it today ahead of Friday night's midnight deadline.

Legislators and staff worked through the weekend in an effort to pass an on-time state budget for ...


Feds to Create Regional Frequency for Emergencies

Monday, September 19, 2005

The federal government is helping the city create a radio frequency to connect emergency responders throughout the region. WNYC's Brian Zumhagen reports.

A $6 million grant from the Department of Justice will help set up a regional command and control frequency for police, fire and emergency ...


NYC Olympic Bid Offers Free Marketing

Monday, April 18, 2005

The city has sweetened its bid for the 2012 Olympics by offering financial and promotional incentives.

Mayor Bloomberg made a pledge to market every Olympic sport - for free - in the seven years leading to the 2012 Summer games. His comments came Sunday at a ...


Nesting Stories

Saturday, April 05, 2003

A look at one of literature's great tricks — stories told within stories. Produced by Brian Zumhagen.


Nesting Stories

Saturday, October 26, 2002

Producer Brian Zumhagen looks at one of literature's great tricks — stories told within stories



Saturday, December 23, 2000

A look at the satirical and grotesque stone ornaments that perch on the roof of cathedrals and office buildings. Produced by Brian Zumhagen.