Soterios Johnson

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Latest in Races for NYC Mayor and NJ Governor

Monday, October 26, 2009

There's just about a week to go before Election Day, and campaigns on both sides of the Hudson are working hard to engage voters so they'll be motivated enough to vote in an off-year election. With me to talk about the mayor's race in New ...


Gloves Come Off in First Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Last night Mayor Bloomberg and his Democratic rival City Comptroller Bill Thompson squared off for their first broadcast debate at El Museo del Barrio. Early on, it was WNYC's Brian Leher's question on Mayor Bloomberg's push to extend term limits, that produced the most direct ...


Thomas Edison's Workshop Open to Public

Friday, October 09, 2009

When you flip a light switch, pick up your phone or watch a movie, it is thanks to the genius and vision of Thomas Edison. And now you can visit Edison’s workshop, the place where the first sound was recorded and the light bulb was ...


Tracing the Biological Past

Friday, October 09, 2009

The New York Foundling is one of New York City's oldest and largest foster care agencies. It's history goes back to 1869 when the founders, a group of nuns, used to leave a wicker basket for abandoned babies outside a West Village brownstone.

Hundreds of thousands ...


Thomas Edison's Workshop Re-Opens to Public

Thursday, October 08, 2009

EDISON ARCHIVAL RECORDING: By a reason of experiments with the telephone I knew the power of a diagraph could take up sound vibrations. And when experimenting with automatic celestry I felt sure I could record and reproduce the human voice.

HOST: And that's exactly what Thomas ...


Programming Changes Are Coming to WNYC

Monday, October 05, 2009

WNYC's official acquisition of WQXR scheduled for this Thursday night at 8 o'clock, will have an impact on WNYC's own listeners on the next night - Friday. The station plans to offer more news and information programming on weeknights, where currently, there's music. And on ...

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Fall Performance Preview

Thursday, October 01, 2009

A theatrical bus tour of the Bronx, a festival of new performance pieces. These are just a few of the offerings in this Fall’s performance season. They are far from typical Broadway fare, and that is part of their point. Claudia La Rocco is a ...


Comptroller And Public Advocate Races Become Bitter Towards the End

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tomorrow it will be up to the city's Democrats to make the final pick of candidates for Comptroller and Public Advocate. In the two weeks since the current field emerged, the tone of both contests has became more bitter and combative. With us to talk ...


Down But Not Out, Paterson Stands Pat

Monday, September 21, 2009

PATERSON: I have said time and time again that I'm running for governor next year.

REPORTER: Governor David Paterson says he remains committed to running for a full term in 2010, despite pressure from the nation's most powerful Democrat to step aside. Reporter Karen Dewitt joins ...


Analysis of NYC Primary Election Results

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bob Hennelly speaks to Soterios Johnson on the results of New York City's 2009 primary elections.


A Closer Look at OTB's Bankruptcy

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The New York City Off Track Betting Corporation is headed for Chapter Nine bankruptcy. Governor Paterson issued an executive order yesterday, clearing the way for reorganization; saying he didn't have much choice.

PTERSON: This is the only way that we feel that OTB can preserve its ...


Behind Bloomberg's Other Media Network

Thursday, August 06, 2009

NYC-TV is the city's own television station, and it used be, well, a sleepy place not exactly known for cutting edge broadcasts. Under Mayor Bloomberg, who made his fortune in the media business, the annual budget of NYC-TV jumped from about $2-million to over $10-million, ...


WTC Redevelopment Impasse Enters Arbitration

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Back in May two governors, one mayor, and developer Larry Silverstein held a summit at Gracie Mansion to work out their differences.

BLOOMBERG: We cannot allow this not to get done. And we're not going to negotiate in public. we're not going to sit there and ...


Investigation Finds NYC Hospitals Underreport Problems

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hospitals in New York City report fewer adverse incidents to health authorities than others around the state. That could mean they’re safer, but a recent investigation by the New York Daily News suggests these hospitals are just reporting problems less often than others. Daily News ...


NYC's War on Drugs, 40 Years On

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It was during the Nixon administration that the language of waging a war on illegal drugs took root. After 40 years of emphasizing a law enforcement approach and different substances coming and going in waves, the actual supply and demand of drugs has not changed ...


Gov Race Heats Up Amid NJ Corruption Investigation

Monday, July 27, 2009

In New Jersey the dust is still settling after the biggest law enforcement roundup of local officials in a generation. As the work-week starts, most of the elected officials caught up in the sweep still hold on to their public office, despite Governor Corzine's call ...


Court Rules FDNY Unfair to Minority Firefighter Recruits

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A US federal judge has ruled that the Fire Department of New York used recruitment exams that discriminated against blacks and Hispanics. The ruling is the result of a lawsuit filed against the city by a black firefighters' organization and the US Department of Justice.

It ...

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Can Bravo Pick the Next Top Artist?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

You’ve heard of Top Chef and Project Runway, well, now the world of contemporary art is about to get a dose of reality – reality TV.

This past weekend lines formed around the block outside the White Columns gallery, as hopefuls gathered to audition for Bravo’s ...


Anger Rising in NYC

Friday, July 17, 2009

The filmmaker Kenneth Anger grew up in Santa Monica, went to dancing school with Shirley Temple and Judy Garland, and gained notoriety in the late 50s for writing a tell-all book about Hollywood’s rich-and-famous.

He’s become an influential experimental filmmaker with an interest in the occult ...


WNYC to Acquire Classical Station in Three-Way Deal

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You could think of it as a game of musical chairs involving The New York Times, Spanish language broadcaster Univision, and this station, WNYC.

When the music stops, Univision's La Kalle station will move down the radio dial to a more desirable frequency; WQXR, the classical ...