Julianne Welby

Senior Editor, NYC Recovery/Education/Transit, WNYC News

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Catholic Conversations: Homosexuality & the Faith

Friday, March 22, 2013

"As long as there's that level of fear of female power and a degradation of gay and lesbian families and transgender people I'm still not ready to see this Pope as a moral guide for me." - Jamie Manson.

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Kimani Gray's Wake & Funeral This Weekend

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old who's shooting death by plain clothes police officers sparked a series of protests in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, will be laid to rest this weekend.

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CUNY Administration, Union At Odds Over 'Pathways' Initiative

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The union representing faculty and staff at the City University of New York opposes an initiative that’s aimed at making it easier for students in the two-year community colleges to transfer to four-year college programs. Union leaders say the curriculum changes, known as Pathways, are too restrictive, and that they water down CUNY’s academic standards.

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Cuomo Might Relax Part of New Gun Law

Thursday, March 21, 2013

WNYC

When Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff huddled with lawmakers earlier this year to craft the toughest gun control law in the country, he wanted to limit the capacity of magazines from 10 bullets down to five.

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American Jews Eye US-Israel Relationship

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

While much of the world is watching President Obama's visit to Israel closely, the trip has special meaning in the New York and New Jersey area – home to one of the largest Jewish communities outside of Israel. 

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Domestic Violence Victims Sue to Obtain Public Housing

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ten women, all of them domestic violence victims, have sued the New York City Housing Authority for allegedly botching their applications for public housing. Domestic violence victims are supposed to receive the highest priority for public housing apartments once they've proved they are being abused by submitting police reports, orders of protection and other documents.

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LIRR Disruptions to Last Through the Work Week

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The MTA says Long Island Railroad trains will be cancelled and re-routed through Friday, all due to a train derailment on Monday night.

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New Gun Law's Magazine Limit Could Change

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The governor and legislative leaders are talking about amendments to the state’s new gun control laws. The Assembly Speaker raised the possibility that a ban on 10 bullet magazines might be reversed, but Governor Cuomo said that’s not the case.

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NY Budget Talks Could Stretch Into Weekend

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The New York State budget is crawling to a conclusion, as legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo continue closed door meetings to try to strike a final deal.

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Officals Testify No Specific Disaster Plans for Disabled

Monday, March 18, 2013

A federal trial is continuing in the case of disabled New Yorkers, who say the city needs a protocol for evacuating them during disasters, such as Sandy.

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NY Budget Talks Will Go Another Day

Monday, March 18, 2013

State lawmakers are close to agreeing on a new state spending plan that would include a deal to raise taxes on the wealthy, and raise the minimum wage. They failed to seal a pact Monday night, but say they will be back Tuesday morning to try again.

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Federal Class Action Against NYPD Stops to Begin

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The city is facing the most comprehensive legal challenge to the NYPD's stop, question and frisk tactic starting Monday. A federal, class action suit will challenge the practice on the basis it is unconstitutional.

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Liu Announces Mayoral Run Amid Crowds of Supporters

Sunday, March 17, 2013

City Comptroller John Liu announced he is joining the crowded field of Democratic mayoral hopefuls in a chaotic scene at City Hall on Sunday. Hundreds of supporters crammed in to stand behind him as he announced, and others were moved to overflow areas, which forced Liu to deliver his speech twice.

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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Kimani Gray

Friday, March 15, 2013

WNYC

It’s been nearly a week since 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot by plainclothes officers in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Days of protest have followed with people in the community expressing anger as the city defended the officers' use of deadly force. His mother, Carol Gray, has been struggling this week to separate the details of her son’s life with how he died.

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Catholic Conversations: Educators on What's Needed Now from the New Pope

Friday, March 15, 2013

WNYC
Outreach to immigrants, especially Latinos, is a key part of the recent three-year strategic plans issued by the struggling Catholic school systems in the Archdiocese of New York a...

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Community Leaders Blame 'Outside Groups' For East Flatbush Violence

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Community leaders in East Flatbush, Brooklyn say violence that has erupted over the past few days, following the killing of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, has been caused by people from outside the community.

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Cuomo: Budget Deal Appears Unlikely Before Weekend

Thursday, March 14, 2013

State lawmakers are hurrying toward getting a budget agreement in place, with a stepped up schedule of conference committees and meetings with Governor Cuomo.

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Micropolis: Director Michel Gondry Takes on Bronx Teens

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Director Michel Gondry has worked with Bjork, Kanye West and Radiohead, as well as A-list actors like Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, but for his latest project, "The We and the I," he opted to cast a bunch of non-actors: regular kids living in the Bronx.

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Latin American New Yorkers Celebrate Argentine Pope

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Corona, Queens, celebrated mass on Monday evening, just hours after the new Pope Francis was announced.

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Thinking About the Brain

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Neuroscientists are trying to get New York City kids excited about the brain. Columbia University faculty members and students hosted a Community Brain Expo on Wednesday in Washington Heights, where parents, high schoolers, and elementary school students tried experiments and watched demonstrations aimed at teaching a younger audience about neuroscience.

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