Brian Zumhagen

Brian Zumhagen appears in the following:

Rececssion Specials in the Arts

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Recession Specials are all the rage –- from Gray’s Papaya hotdogs to sales at retail stores all over New York. And the same is true in the arts. Cultural critic Claudia La Rocco talks to WNYC Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about some of the ...


Big Apple Circus Founder Prepares to Step Down as Artistic Director

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Big Apple Circus is back in town for its holiday production.

REPORTER: This year's show at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park is called "Play On!" It features a live band and acrobats from 12 countries. And of course, there are animals -- including eight dogs who ...


Term Limits Law Faces Another Lawsuit

Monday, November 10, 2008

Opponents of a change to the city's term limit law are set to announce another lawsuit today. WNYC’s Brian Zumhagen reports.

REPORTER: City Comptroller Bill Thompson, City Council member Letitia James and other elected officials will discuss the details of the legal action early this afternoon ...


PA's Latino Voters on Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

There’s been much talk of racism this election season, and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states, and over the past year, many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...


Marathon Founder Fred Lebow Profiled in Documentary

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The arrival of marathon day in New York City can seem as inevitable as the coming of November itself. But it wasn't always that way. WNYC's Weekend Edition host Brian Zumhagen talks with director Judd Ehrlich about his documentary "Run for Your Life." It explores ...


Harlem Gun Buyback brings in More than 500 Firearms

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Five Manhattan churches held a gun buyback Saturday, collecting hundreds of weapons in exchange for cash.

REPORTER: One man, who asked to be called Mr. Heston, says he was happy to get a $200 bank card for his weapon:

HESTON: It would just sit there and sit ...


Quinn Backs Bloomberg's Effort to Change Term Limit Law

Sunday, October 12, 2008

City Council speaker Christine Quinn is backing Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's term limit law.

REPORTER: Quinn, who has mayoral ambitions of her own, told reporters at City Hall that she made the decision she did because she fears that the effects of the ...


Children's Fiction Tackles Economic Uncertainty

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Children's author Erica S. Perl tells WNYC's Brian Zumhagen about how kids' books dealt with tough times in the '70s, which authors have taken on the topic in recent years, and why children don't need to be protected from harsh economic realities.


Another Volatile Day on Wall Street

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It was another volatile day on the stock market, with the Dow Industrial Average closing a half hour ago down 29 points, or 0.3 percent. The NASDAQ composite index increased 2.35, or 0.1 percent, to 2,155.68, led by a rally in chipmakers.

In Washington, DC, Federal ...


Bloomberg Says City Will Not Return to the '70s

Sunday, September 21, 2008

This week's meltdown on Wall Street will not lead to a re-run of New York's 1970s budget crisis, according to Mayor Bloomberg.

REPORTER: Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" today, the mayor said the city's mistake back then was to stop policing the streets and supporting ...


Giants and Jets End Talks With Allianz

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The New York Giants and Jets have canceled negotiations on stadium naming rights with a German insurance company that once had ties to the Nazis. Allianz had been seeking a deal to put its name on the stadium being built by both teams in the ...


The Uneasy Mix of Art and Politics

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Politics are dominating conversations these days -- and the arts are not immune. Cultural Critic Claudia LaRocco discusses a handful of performances around town that mix art and politics.

More on the Obama ballet

More on Hugh Matkin's YouTube videos


Corzine Signs Highlands Master Plan

Saturday, September 06, 2008

New Jersey Governor Corzine has signed off on a plan to help protect the northwest portion of the state, which supplies many residents with drinking water. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The Highlands Master Plan covers 88 towns in seven counties, including portions of Bergen, ...


Critical Mass Riders and NYPD Continue Cat-and-Mouse Game

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The standoff between the NYPD and cyclists in the monthly Critical Mass ride has been going on for years. WNYC's Arun Venugopal talks to Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about how riders and police interacted during the August ride.


Giuliani Says Obama Should Have Chosen Clinton as VP

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's choice of Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate is getting the thumbs-up from much of New York's political establishment. But the passing over of Hillary Clinton has baffled one of the New York Senator's longtime opponents.

Appearing on ...


Gov. Paterson Wants $600 Million in Budget Cuts

Monday, August 18, 2008

The state legislature is set to hold a special session tomorrow to address New York's budget crisis. Governor Paterson hopes lawmakers will agree to $600 million in cuts to plug this year's growing deficit.

REPORTER: Some assembly members are fighting the cuts saying they will hurt ...


Bloomberg Has His Man for Buildings Dept.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A day after the City Council passed a bill to loosen the qualifications for the city's department of buildings commissioner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he wants to make the acting commissioner Robert LiMandri official.

Speaking on his weekly show on WOR, Bloomberg says the Buildings Department ...


The New York International Fringe Festival

Friday, August 15, 2008

The NY International Fringe Festival is underway -- 200 companies from all over the world..... performing in more than 13 hundred performances. Those are big numbers, but is really big really better?

Fringe Festival website


Corzine and Obama Target Oil Market Speculation

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's campaign is responding to high prices at the pump by calling for an end to excessive speculation in the energy market.

REPORTER: Supporting Obama's position during a conference call today, New Jersey governor Jon Corzine said hedge fund managers and investment bankers ...


New York Reconsiders its Approach to Juvenile Offenders

Saturday, June 14, 2008

For years the state legislature has taken a get-tough approach in matters of juvenile justice. As a result, New York is now one of only two states in the country that treats offenders over 16 as adults. But now it appears that attitudes might be ...