Julianne Welby

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

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Senate Subcommittee To Hold Hearing on Sexual Assault in the Military

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Senate Subcommittee led by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping to shed more light on sexual assault in the military. Those testifying at the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel on Wednesday include advocates for victims of sexual assault as well as members of the military.

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Old Lever Machine Becomes New Voting Kiosk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WNYC

What’s big, orange and looks like an old lever voting machine? It’s a new voter kiosk unveiled for the first time Tuesday by staff at the New York City Board of Elections, who say deploying them citywide would shorten lines at polls and speed the process of communicating results on election night.

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Imagining the Future Museum

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Museums are places to see art, attend lectures, and perhaps print a plastic toy.

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Two Art Fairs End Today in Midtown Manhattan

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Midtown Manhattan is experiencing an above-normal concentration of art dealers, collectors, or simply art lovers. They are taking part in two large annual art fairs that close this Sunday.

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Following the Blaze, Pratt Students Exhibit Work

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Art students from the Pratt Institute are exhibiting their work for the first time since a fire destroyed many of their pieces last month.

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Cuomo Won't Take Emergency Measures to Speed Budget Passage

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Governor Cuomo said he is unlikely to send an emergency message to allow state lawmakers to bypass a three-day waiting period for the state budget.

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Mental Health Advocates Protest Some Provisions of Gun Law

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Second amendment rights advocates, who have held rallies in Albany recently, are not the only group upset with portions of the state’s recently-enacted gun law. Some people with mental illnesses believe the law unfairly stigmatizes them.

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Bronx Museum Continues Free Admission

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will extend its free admission policy through 2015. That's thanks to a $500,000 gift from Shelly and Donald Rubin, the couple behind the Rubin Museum of Art.

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New Yorkers Remember Hugo Chávez

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Dozens of New Yorkers paid their respects to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday.

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New York Assembly Votes to Ban Fracking for Two More Years

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The New York State Assembly has approved, by a 95 to 40 vote, a two-year moratorium on hydrofracking in New York. While it’s unlikely to be passed in the Senate, the action reflects state lawmakers’ growing worries about potential health impacts from the natural gas drilling process. 

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Poll: Catholic Church Hierarchy is Out of Touch

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

American Catholics feel the church’s hierarchy is out of touch with their needs and concerns, according to a new poll by the New York Times and CBS News.

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Lhota Defends Giuliani from 'Jerk' Comment

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota embraced his former boss, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at a Republican-only mayoral debate hosted by Crain’s New York Business on Wednesday after moderator and columnist Greg David called 2001-era Giuliani a “jerk.”

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Low-Income Heating Oil Program for New Yorkers Continues After Death of Backer Hugo Chavez

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A program that provides home heating oil for low-income New Yorkers is safe for now despite the death of one of its chief backers — former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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Catholic Conversations: Nuns on the Papal Transition

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

As the Catholic Church begins the process of selecting its next leader, WNYC's Amy Eddings is hosting conversations with Catholics to find out what anxieties, concerns and hopes they have during this time of transition.  We're hearing this week from two nuns.

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Roosevelt Island Seeks to Put Cameras on Safety Officers

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

This decision follows an incident in January in which a 20-year-old man was allegedly beaten by the officers, and years of what residents say is excessive use of force by their publ...

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Redesigning NYC's 11,412 Payphones for the Digital Age

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The 11 semifinalists in the Bloomberg administration's Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge imagined payphone kiosks with air pollution sensors, solar-powered cell phone chargers and screens controlled by hand gestures and voice commands. 

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NY Minimum Wage Bill Stalls in State Senate

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The New York State Assembly on Tuesday approved a measure to increase New York’s minimum wage, but the measure is facing resistance in the State Senate.

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New York Senate Republicans Push for Tax Breaks in Budget Negotiations

Monday, March 04, 2013

Senate Republicans are pushing for middle class tax breaks in the new state budget, including a return to the STAR property tax rebate checks curtailed in 2009.

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City Projects $800M Sequester Hit

Monday, March 04, 2013

City officials are sizing up the impact of the federal government's sequestration cuts. At a city council hearing on the Mayor Bloomberg's preliminary budget proposal Monday, Mark Page, the director of the city's Office of Management and Budget, said the city faced a potential $800 million loss of funds.

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Holocaust Survivors Reflect on Astounding New Findings

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The number of camps and ghettos established by Nazi Germany is far more than previously believed, and the findings are shocking both scholars and descendants of Holocaust victims and survivors.

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