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Lin-Manuel Miranda Reportedly To Exit 'Hamilton'

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Say it ain't so. Miranda who wrote and stars in "Hamilton" says he will move on after his contract expires in July.

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JFK Cracks Jokes About Sweatshops While Dedicating One of Manhattan's Storied Co-Ops

Thursday, May 26, 2016

In May 1962, President John F. Kennedy dedicated the Penn South Co-Ops in Chelsea. His speech didn't sound much different than what you might hear from an elected leader today.


Alexander Hamilton Grabs the Mic at WNYC

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ok, it's not THAT Alexander Hamilton. But in 1956, a descendant of the founding father joined the station to talk about immigration.


POTUS to Deliver Rutgers Commencement

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rutgers University will be celebrating its 250th anniversary, and its commencement speaker will be none other than President Obama.


You Remind Me of my Jeep: A Vehicular Love Story

Thursday, April 14, 2016

During World War II, WNYC aired a lot of war-related programming, including one show about tender feelings between a soldier and his SUV.

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For Victims of Child Sex Abuse in New York, Justice Can Be Hard to Find

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Advocates for victims of child sex abuse continue to push for changes to New York state laws severely limiting the amount of time a victim has to file charges.


That Time WNYC Used a Ghost to Tell People to Conserve Water

Thursday, March 31, 2016

When the city needed to get folks to cut back on water they produced a hilarious radio play about a man who cops an attitude with a ghost and pays the price.


A-Rod Says He Plans to Retire After 2017 Season

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The 40-year-old slugger, fourth the career home-run list with 687, revealed his intentions Wednesday during an interview with ESPN.


When This Former First Lady Was a DJ on WNYC

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped a freestyle in the Rose Garden, WNYC got presidential when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt spun some beats on our airwaves in 1957.


Now Batting for Donald Trump...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A day after former Yankee slugger Paul O'Neill endorsed Trump, ex-Bomber Johnny Damon said he is also backing the GOP front-runner.

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World Trade Center Transit Hub Opens

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The opening comes after years of delays and billions of dollars in cost overruns.

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Donald Trump Wins, But Gov. Chris Christie Trends

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The hashtags #FreeChrisChristie and #Christieface caught fire on social media following Gov. Christie's appearance at Donald Trump's Super Tuesday victory speech.


Before Bernie, There Was Shirley Chisholm

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Before Bernie Sanders' accent turned heads on the campaign trail, Brooklyn's own Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to seek a major party nomination.

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From Brooklyn to Queens... By Streetcar?

Thursday, February 04, 2016

In his "State of the City" address, Mayor de Blasio proposed a streetcar that would run from Sunset Park to Astoria. But competing priorities could make the project a tough sell.

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Wiseguys and Goodfellas

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi was published 30 years ago this month. Hear Pileggi talk about gangsters and a young Martin Scorsese discuss adapting books to film.


Big Changes for Big Bird: The New Sesame Street

Friday, January 15, 2016

The 46-year-old program debuts on HBO with a new look and feel.


Three Columbia Students Die in Honduras Bus Crash

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The crash happened on a highway east of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Officials reported that the bus was traveling from the town of San Juancito when it veered off a road.


A Transit Strike with a Side of Smack Talk

Thursday, January 07, 2016

During the longest transit strike in New York history, union leader Mike Quill stopped running the trains, but kept running his mouth. Hear an excerpt of Quill's words for Mayor Lindsay.

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Donner and Blitzen and Dancer and Mosey?

Thursday, December 24, 2015

In 1950, kids from city hospitals attended a Christmas party at City Hall with Santa. St. Nick couldn't quite get his own reindeer names right but the kids still got a nice treat.


Vilified Pharma CEO Arrested on Fraud Charges

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turin Pharmaceuticals who was criticized for raising the price of an HIV drug by 5,000 percent, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges.