Soterios Johnson

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Un-Cabaret Comes To New York

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

This week the Un-cabaret is visiting New York from it's home in LA. The Un-cabaret is a venue where comedy writers, who usually write jokes for other people, get to tell their own stories. And, its atmosphere is different from most comedy clubs: no divisive ...


Hidden Oasis in Jersey City

Friday, July 21, 2006

There’s a hidden patch of land in Jersey City that preservationists call an oasis of nature right in the middle of the urban jungle. The 14 acres in the Jersey City Heights used to be a city reservoir, but when it became obsolete about 15 ...


A History of Drag Kings and Queens

Friday, June 16, 2006

Among the parades and rallies to celebrate Gay Pride Month, we noticed a gathering tomorrow at the New York Public Library about drag performers. Billed as "Kings and Queens of New York City," participants will range from old-timers like Flawless Sabrina, who began doing her ...


Pressure Mounts for Weld to Drop Gov Bid

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Pressure is mounting for Republican William Weld to drop out of the race for governor. After a surprising and decisive loss to John Faso at last week's state convention, Weld is now being asked to bow out by those who initially wanted him in the ...


Conservative Party Convention

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

New York's Conservative Party has backed Republican John Faso's bid to be Governor. The Party had its convention yesterday in Manhattan and Faso's rival, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld didn't even bother to show up. But Liz Benjamin did. She's a reporter for the Albany ...


Shad Devotees Keep Hudson River Tradition

Friday, April 28, 2006

What would you say if I told you you could stick a net in the Hudson River and pull out a delicacy that devotees liken to ambrosia. I'm talking about shad.

The Latin name for this fish translates to “most delicious herring.” And each Spring, schools of shad that were born ...

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Mob Boss Says Mafia Cops Innocent of Murder

Friday, March 31, 2006

A former mob boss created quite a stir yesterday in the trial of the so-called Mafia Cops. Anthony Casso, the former boss of the Luchese crime family, now says detectives Louis Eppolito and Steven Caracappa are innocent of some of the murder charges they're facing. ...


Will Budget Agreement Put School Funding Lawsuit to Rest?

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Late last night the New York State legislature announced it had reached an agreement on next year's budget. Coming in at just over $112 billion, the deal includes cuts in property and sales taxes, eliminates the so-called marriage penalty and provides billions more in funding ...


Trial Begins for NYPD's "Mob Detectives"

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Lawyers laid out their cases yesterday in the trial of two former NYPD detectives accused of colluding with mobsters. Louis Eppolito and Steven Caracappa are charged with joining the payroll of the Luchese crime family and being involved in eight homicides. Newsday reporter Tony DeStefano ...


Time is Running Out for Pataki and the Budget

Friday, March 03, 2006

Governor Pataki says he is running the state of New York from his hospital bed and although he made an appearance for the cameras earlier this week to reassure voters he was in control, the clock is ticking. There is just one month left to ...


NY Lags Behind in Modernizing Voting System

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The US Justice Department is threatening to sue New York State because it's so far behind modernizing its voting system. WNYC's Soterios Johnson has more.

REPORTER: The Justice Department says New York is "further behind" every other state in complying with the federal "Help America Vote ...


Dr. Stephan Lynn Remembers John Lennon

Friday, December 09, 2005

John Lennon was shot and killed 25 years ago today. Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were returning home to the Dakota apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side a little before 11 o'clock that night. They had just come from a recording session. That's ...

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Election Wrap Up: Bloomberg and Corzine

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg rode a landslide of votes to re-election in New York last night and Democrat Jon Corzine garnered nearly 54 percent of the vote yesterday to easily beat Republican Doug Forrester. Jonathan Trichter, Director of the PACE poll, and WNYC's Bob Hennelly ...


New Voting Machines on the Horizon

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

If you plan on voting in New York City and in many other jurisdictions in our area, it will likely be one of the last times you'll be using the old lever voting machines.

After the voting debacle in Florida five years ago, Congress passed the ...


Investigation of the Body Snatchers

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

There's a booming industry in the city that largely operates off the radar, the sale of body parts and tissue from corpses that are used for surgery and other medical procedures. It is legal and the technology is becoming more and more common what with ...


Einstein's Miracle Year at NY Hall of Science

Friday, October 21, 2005

This year marks the 100th anniversary of what's been called Albert Einstein's "miracle year" or "wonder year." It was the year he presented three ideas that rocked the world.

The New York Hall of Science and New York Public Library are marking the anniversary starting tomorrow ...


Record Energy Use in NYC

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A hot summer and the growing use of electronic appliances have pushed electricity demand to levels never seen before in the New York City area. ConEdison says electric usage has grown by nearly 20 percent over the last decade, when the city has experienced power failures, battles over building new ...


Cultural Institutions at Ground Zero

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A year ago, four cultural institutions were selected to take up residence at the World Trade Center site. Then this past May designs for a building to house the Drawing Center and the International Freedom Center, were unveiled. Soon after, critics began to question the ...


Latino Cultural Festival

Friday, July 29, 2005

The 9th annual Latino Cultural Festival is underway at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens -- 12 days of performances by Latin and Latino American artists.
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Pataki: From Albany to Washington?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

George Pataki ended months of speculation yesterday and announced he will not seek a fourth term as governor of New York.

The nation's longest-serving governor faced popular and well-funded opposition in the form of likely Democratic nominee Eliot Spitzer. Polls also show votes give Pataki the ...