Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

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New York Hunters Killed 1,487 Black Bears Last Year

Monday, March 01, 2010

(Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Due to an increased black bear population, hunters in New York State 'harvested' the second highest number of black bears ever recorded last year, according to the State Department of Environmental Conservation. They ...


Why is My Flight Delayed? An Air Traffic Controller Explains

Friday, February 26, 2010

(Photo by Stephen Nessen)

Stephen Abraham, the president of the local National Air Traffic Controllers Association at JFK (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

Starting Monday, air traffic controllers at John F. Kennedy International airport are going to have to work with one less runway. The busiest ...

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Original Superman Comic Sells for $1 Million

Thursday, February 25, 2010

action comics
While a print by Damien Hirst recently fetched £12,655 at auction, that's nothing compared to a copy of Action Comics #1, in which the Man of Steel makes his first appearance (at that time, Superman was simply known as 'The Man of ...


From the WNYC Archive: The Revolutionary Fabric Nylon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Here at WNYC, we combed the archives and present an episode from Adventures in Research, a radio program produced by KDKA Westinghouse Labs that explores the invention and creation of nylon.


City's Smart Phone App Competition: Trying to Make NYC Easier to Navigate

Friday, February 05, 2010

WayFinder app

WayFinder app

The winners of the city's 'BigApp' competition, which invited software developers to devise applications for smart phones and the Web using the city's raw data, were announced Thursday night. The Best Overall App goes to a program called


Extension of No. 7 Subway Line on Track

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the expansion of the No. 7 subway line is on schedule and on budget. On a tour of the half-finished tunnel, more than 100 feet underground, with MTA chief Jay Walder nearby, the mayor says workers have not run into unexpected ...


Remembering Howard Zinn

Monday, February 01, 2010

Howard Zinn (photo by Douglas Brown/by-nc-sa)

Howard Zinn (photo by Douglas Brown/by-nc-sa)


The historian and civil rights activist Howard Zinn died last Wednesday. Perhaps best known for his book of historical revisionism, “A People’s History of the United States,” Zinn examines American ...


Today in History: Edison Patents the Electric Light Bulb

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On this day in 1880, Edison patented the electric light bulb: U.S. Patent 0,223,898.


2010 State of the Union

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The themes of Obama's speech? Jobs, spending and the economy.


Apple Posts Record Profits

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Apple has posted its most profitable quarter ever. In the last three months of 2009, the company sold twice as many iPhones and 33 percent more computers than the same quarter last year.


How to Avoid a Trashed Umbrella Today

Monday, January 25, 2010

(Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

When it rains in the city, many New Yorkers seem caught off guard. They scramble to the nearest bodega or street vendor and buy one of those folding black umbrellas. That's a ...

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Air America Radio Closes, Will File for Bankruptcy

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Air America Radio is shutting down its operations.

Launched in April 2004, Air America was billed as the liberal alternative to right-wing radio. A statement on the company Web site explains the decision: "This past year has seen a 'perfect storm' in the media industry ...


Today in History: Amelia Earhart Takes First Solo Flight From Hawaii to California

Monday, January 11, 2010

On this day in 1935 Amelia Earhart completed the first solo flight from Honolulu to Oakland, California.


Today in History: John Lennon Killed

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

John Lennon is murdered.


Today in History: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Monday, December 07, 2009

A day that will live in infamy.


Bloomberg Sues Thompson for Blocking Plan to Re-Open Brooklyn Jail

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is suing his former rival, City Comptroller Bill Thompson, for blocking his plan to re-open a Brooklyn jail. Thompson has refused to sign off on a $34-million contract to renovate the Brooklyn House of Detention, a project he calls flawed, wasteful, and a ...


Today in History: Rosa Parks Arrested

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Rosa Parks is arrested Dec. 1, 1955.


Today in History: JFK Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

JFK laid to rest.


Independent Bookstore Week Events on Tap

Monday, November 16, 2009

As we roll into the sixth day of Independent Bookstore Week (11 days actually) there are still plenty of events to check out. Grab some free food, take part in photo scavenger hunt, or attend readings, lectures, and costume parties.... There are ...

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Happy Birthday Aaron Copland

Saturday, November 14, 2009


The Brooklyn-born, American composer Aaron Copland was born Nov. 14, 1900. He is best known for incorporating indigenous American music, jazz and folk, into his compositions. A child of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, he eventually went on to study music in France. When he ...

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