Julianne Welby

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

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Thousands Join Anti-Gun Control Rally

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A rally against New York’s newly enacted gun control laws drew one of the largest crowds to the State Capitol in recent decades.

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Catholic Conversations: Priests on the Papacy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

WNYC
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 ...

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Hospitals, Researchers to be Hard Hit by Sequester

Thursday, February 28, 2013

If automatic spending cuts poised to kick in at midnight Thursday, $85 billion will come out of the federal budget – and healthcare, in particular hospitals, will get a larger slice of those cuts than any sector other than the military.

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Areas of Staten Island Hard Hit by Sandy Mull Buyout Option

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Staten Island neighborhood where three people died during Sandy will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday.

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Sequester Cuts Would Mean Millions Lost in Education Funds

Monday, February 25, 2013

New York and New Jersey stand to lose millions in education funds if sequester cuts go into effect on March 1, and already-strapped school districts will be left to trim their budgets for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Automatic Federal Cuts Would Hit Sandy Aid

Sunday, February 24, 2013

WNYC

The cuts in federal spending called for by the debt ceiling deal between the Republican-controlled Congress and President Obama in 2011 are set to take effect Friday and without some last minute reprieve, the cuts will have an impact on Sandy reconstruction efforts. 

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Catholic Conversations: The Young Faithful on the Papacy

Saturday, February 23, 2013

WNYC
Should the next pope spend his energies reaching new audiences?  Or should he turn inward and address the divisions within his own flock, divisions for American Catholics that inclu...

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Birds, Music and the Brain

Friday, February 22, 2013

Next month, President Obama is expected to announce details about dedicating resources to a massive study of the brain. That’s music to the ears of neuroscientists at Columbia University, where some of the research will be centered.

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Calls for Better Evacuation Plans for the Infirm

Friday, February 22, 2013

As state panels prepare final recommendations for improving disaster preparedness, advocates and experts point to a series of failures in evacuating and housing some of society’s mo...

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NY Singles Out Unresponsive Insurers Post Sandy

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WNYC

Thousands of Sandy victims have complained since soon after the storm struck that their insurance companies were failing to help them in a timely manner.  Now, New York State’s Department of Financial Services has vindicated those complaints – at least somewhat.

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Analysis: Archbishop Dolan's Deposition

Thursday, February 21, 2013

For three hours on Wednesday, New York's Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, sat before lawyers and answered questions about the 575 people who claim they were molested by priests in Milwaukee. Dolan led that archdiocese for seven years, prior to coming to New York in 2009. Attorneys for the victims claim Dolan was part of a long standing practice in Milwaukee of shielding church finances and subverting justice.

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Judge Blocks SUNY From Closing Long Island College Hospital

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A New York judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the State University of New York from closing the Long Island College Hospital.

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Atlantic City's Revel Casino Declares Bankruptcy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Governor Chris Christie is putting a positive spin on the bankruptcy filing by Atlantic City's newest casino and hotel. The New Jersey governor says the filing actually shows confidence in Revel because investors are exchanging debt for stock in the company.  

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Cuomo's Budget Amendments Include Mandatory Teacher Evaluation Plan

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will make changes to his budget in what’s known as 30-day amendments. They cover a variety of areas, ranging from a teacher evaluation plan to cutting the cost of hunting licenses.

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Harlem Shake Is the Meme of the Moment

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It started quietly online with a short YouTube video of Spandex-clad dancers gyrating their hips and shoulders. Several thousand video responses and one Superbowl ad later, it's safe to say the dance known as the Harlem Shake has gone from meme to mainstream. 

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At Brooklyn Church, Head of NAACP Denounces Stop and Frisk

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Mayor's recent pledge to stop holding people in jail overnight after they've been caught with small amounts of marijuana has done little to appease pastors and civil rights activists who feel black and latino men are unjustly harassed by police.

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Unapologetic Bloomberg Talks Legacy, and Big Plans

Thursday, February 14, 2013

WNYC
In his final State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the long view. He spoke boldly of his administration’s accomplishments after 11 years in City Hall, and...

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Five-Term Sen. Frank Lautenberg Announces Retirement

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg says he will not seek re-election in 2014.

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Businesses Speak Up for Polystyrene

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg has proposed banning plastic foam cups and food packaging, saying they are bad for the environment. But some businesses are reluctant to part with polystyrene. Here are three reasons why.

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City Loses Another Round in Shelter Battle

Thursday, February 14, 2013

An appeals court has ruled the city may not go forward with a controversial policy that would have made it tougher for poor New Yorkers to qualify for shelter.

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