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Timothy Dolan Named New York Archbishop

Monday, February 23, 2009

New York's Roman Catholic Archdiocese has a new leader. The Vatican announced today that Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan will replace Cardinal Edward Egan, who is retiring as archbishop of New York after nearly nine years in the post. Dolan will oversee an archdiocese that includes ...


Stimulus: All Is in the Details

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

As the stimulus bill works its way through the U.S. Senate, New York State and city officials are keeping a close watch on the details, which could make a huge difference for local and state government. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has been tracking the bill as ...


Abuse Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Allegations of child sexual abuse in Brooklyn's insular Hasidic Jewish community have prompted the Brooklyn District Attorney's office to open 10 investigations. And some say that may be just the tip of the iceberg. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty joins us now.

Listen to Hagerty's feature story ...


Firefighters Recall "Black Sunday" in Trial

Monday, February 02, 2009

Black Sunday is what the New York Fire Department calls the winter day in 2005 when six firefighters jumped out of a fourth floor window while battling a blaze in the Bronx. Two of them died.

The four survivors and other firefighters who were there have ...


Upstate Congresswoman Chosen for Clinton's Senate Seat

Friday, January 23, 2009

Governor David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat. Joining us now for more on Paterson's choice is Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio.


What's in Store for NYS Legislature

Thursday, January 08, 2009

So what's next, now that Gov. Paterson has delivered his first state of the state speech? Will lawmakers join him in his call for sacrifice? Joining us now to look at how things may play out is James Madore, Albany bureau chief for Newsday.


What's Up With NYS Senate Democrats?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The New York State Senate is poised to announce a leadership deal today, but just what the leadership will be remains in doubt. Three dissident Senators said last week they'd been given plum state senate leadership positions, but the announcements were met with dismay by ...


More on Entergy v. Riverkeeper

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Both sides are preparing to make their arguments today before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Entergy Corporation v. Riverkeeper.

The owner of the Indian Point nuclear power station is petitioning to halt an order that would require an expensive new cooling system be ...


A Closer look at Governor Paterson's Budget Proposal

Thursday, November 13, 2008

For the third time this year, a rapidly deteriorating economy has forced Governor Paterson to propose cuts to the current state budget. The latest round targets $2 billion dollars in cuts, much of it based on reduced spending for local schools and Medicaid. With us ...


Greening Your House One Tool at a Time

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

So, you want to be green? Looking to buy some eco-friendly soap or flooring or a TV? OK, but how do you know if they really are good for the environment?

MATRANGA: I think all of us are confused.

REPORTER: That’s Vicky Matranga. She’s not looking to ...


Questions Continue for Informant in Fort Dix Trial

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Last spring the FBI arrested six men for an alleged plot to attack the Fort Dix army installation base in Burlington County, New Jersey. The trial for five of them is underway. Joel Rose is covering the story for NPR, and he joins us now.


Chris Shays Knocked Out of Office After 21 Years

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The tidal wave of support for Barack Obama swept Connecticut Republican Congressman Chris Shays out of office after 21 years. He was the last Republican from New England left in Congress and he was taken down by Democrat Jim Himes.


Is NJ Prepared for Election Day?

Monday, November 03, 2008

In New Jersey, an early Presidential primary and the heated battle between Senators Obama and Clinton helped draw over a half-million new voters to the rolls. That voter excitement has continued since, with with tens of thousands of prospective voters registering just in time to ...


A Music Marathon, Literally

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Consider CMJ to be a ramping up of a normal week of music in NYC. Rather than have to decide between two intriguing shows on any given night, now you'll have to consider five shows or more, some stuffed with four or more bands worth ...


Hofstra Readies for Big Debate

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The final presidential debate takes place here in New York tomorrow night at Hofstra University on Long Island. Joining us now to talk about the preparations that have been underway for weeks now is Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz.


New Rating Method Shakes Up NY Radio Landscape

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New York radio could be changed forever. That's the warning from politicians and industry execs now that the "Personal People Meters" have debuted in New York. The small electronic devices are carried by a select group of people and can sense what radio stations they're ...


The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein

Thursday, October 02, 2008

WNYC is taking part in a city-wide festival celebrating Leonard Bernstein. Soterios Johnson talks to music critic, Steve Smith, about the composer, musician and educator's legacy.


NJ Governor Corzine Questions Proposed Toll Hikes

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Governor Corzine says he doesn't want potential toll hikes to be as high as what's been proposed.

Corzine says he's open to approving toll increases to fund transportation improvements, but he is ordering the Turnpike Authority to first pare down its $480 million operating budget.

The governor ...


Republicans Cheer Sarah Palin

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Over the last week, the world has been learning more about the GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. WNYC's Fred Mogul was on the floor of the Republican National Convention last night for her much anticipated speech, and he joins us now from the Twin ...


AIDS Activists and Researchers Gather at International Conference

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that they've been under-counting the number of people in the U.S. who get infected with HIV each year. Earlier estimates put the number at around 40,000. Now the CDC says that number is closer ...