Soterios Johnson

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Recent High-Profile Explosions in Manhattan Remain Unsolved

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The attempted bombing of Times Square has sparked a debate about how best to protect the city and the nation. The investigation has led to the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, but there have been several cases in recent years, where bombs actually went off in ...


Mixed Reactions From NY's Pakistani Community

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Members of the city's Pakistani community are reacting to the news that the suspect arrested in Saturday night's failed car bombing in Times Square was originally from Pakistan. WNYC's Habiba Nosheen spent some time in Midwood, Brooklyn yesterday, and joins us now.


Man on Video Sought After Times Sq. Bomb Plot Fails

Monday, May 03, 2010

The city could breathe a passing sigh of relief, as the NYPD bomb squad disabled an improvised explosive device in a parked SUV in Times Square over the weekend. Now police are trying to track down the person who left the rigged vehicle with the ...


Latinos Split Over Hate Crime Verdict in Long Island

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A jury on Long Island has convicted a teenager of manslaughter as a hate crime in the killing of an immigrant from Ecuador. Nineteen-year-old Jeffrey Conroy was one of seven teenagers implicated in the 2008 stabbing death of Marcelo Lucero in what prosecutors say was ...


Future of Pedestrian Plazas Still Uncertain

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not saying if the highly touted street closures in Times Square and Herald Square have fallen short of the city's expectations for improving traffic flow. But he is hinting that initial estimates of a 17 percent improvement have not materialized.

"It's never ...


Panel Issues Recommendations for Greener Buildings

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A series of 111 recommendations has just landed on the desks of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn. The report was submitted by the NYC Green Codes Task Force, a panel of 200 experts that was convened last year with the purpose of ...


WNYC Contest Winner Experiences Tino Sehgal's Exhibit at the Guggenheim

Friday, January 29, 2010

When you walk into the Guggenheim Museum today there will be no paintings, no sculptures, and no objects to look at. Instead you’ll encounter Tino Sehgal’s so-called “situations” -- pieces of art that are created on the spot. Seghal won’t allow any photographs or documentation ...


A Classical New Year on WQXR

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Maybe your New Year's celebration of choice is to have a quiet evening at home on New Year's Eve, and a day away from the maddening crowds New Year's Day. Might we suggest turning on the radio for some company? We've invited Jeff Spurgeon from ...


2009 News Quiz

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Time to put your news knowledge to the test. Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and founding editor of their women's website The XX Factor, and WNYC's morning host Soterios Johnson play quiz-master for the 2009 news quiz.

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Testing, Testing

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It’s time for an end-of-the-year news quiz! Listeners call in and put their knowledge of 2009’s events to the test with Slate’s Emily Bazelon and WNYC's own Soterios Johnson. Then, “unfriend” and “distracted driving” are the words of the year at Oxford and Webster’s.

Contest: Check out the list ...

MTA Expected to Approve More Service Cuts Today

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As Yogi Berra would have said, it's deja vu all over again. Just seven months ago state lawmakers said they had rescued the MTA from a crippling deficit and riders from steep fare hikes and severe service cuts. But Dale Hemmerdinger, who was MTA chairman ...


NJ Senate Delays Same Sex Marriage Bill Vote

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Today was supposed to be the day that New Jersey's state Senate took up the same-sex marriage bill. The measure won a key committee vote on Monday, and attracted at least one Republican in the process.

Senate President Dick Codey says sponsors of the gay ...


Art Basel Miami: Sales May Be Soft, But the Party Goes On

Friday, December 04, 2009

2,000 artists, 33 countries, more than 250 galleries, all spread out on a convention-center floor the size of 10 football fields. That’s how art critic Carolina Miranda describes the scene, at Art Basel Miami – the giant yearly art fair. She joins us by phone ...


NY Lawmakers Work Toward a Budget Deal, But Will It Be Enough?

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Is there a deal, or no deal? That's the question in Albany, where Governor Paterson has been grappling with lawmakers to close the state's more than $3-billion budget gap.

The legislature returns to chambers later this morning and could vote on at least part of the ...


New Yorkers Speak Out at Gas Drilling Hearing

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nearly a thousand New Yorkers turned out last night for the chance to comment on the record on natural gas and drinking water. State regulators have offered a plan to allow gas drilling near the city's upstate reservoirs. The event in lower Manhattan was a ...


Details of Ex-Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Mangers Case

Monday, November 09, 2009

A jury in Brooklyn will begin deliberating today, in the trial of Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, the first Wall Street executives to face criminal charges stemming from the financial crisis. Cioffi and Tannin ran two hedge funds at Bear Stearns that were heavily invested ...


Kerik Pleads Guilty, Faces Up To 33 Months in Jail

Friday, November 06, 2009

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik could be looking at 2-3 years in prison, after pleading guilty to eight felonies in federal court yesterday. The plea agreement resolves all three federal trials that were pending against him. With us to talk about the ...


Kerik's Guilty Plea Explained

Friday, November 06, 2009

Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik could be looking at two to three years in prison after pleading guilty to eight felonies in federal court yesterday. The plea agreement resolves all three federal trials that were pending against him. WNYC's Soterios Johnson speaks with ...


Roger Corman: King of the B-Movies (Nothing to be Ashamed Of)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Roger Corman wore many hats in Hollywood: director, producer, impresario, and mentor to some of the greats, like Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Ron Howard. Later this year he will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with an honorary ...


Museum of the Phantom City

Monday, October 26, 2009

A heliport on top of Bryant Park? that's just one of New York City "ideas" that were never built. But now you can take a self-guided tour of them, with the help of a new iPhone application called "Museum of the Phantom City".

It uses the ...