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How Far Have LGBTQ Rights Come Since Stonewall?

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Kathy Tu and Tobin Low of WNYC's podcast "Nancy" weigh in on what their listeners are worried about.


Activists Rallying After a Transgender Woman Died on Riker's Island

Monday, June 10, 2019

New York City's Department of Correction said 27-year-old Layleen Polanco was found unconscious in her cell on Friday afternoon. No evidence of violence or foul play was reported.


Justice and Journalism Thirty Years After the Central Park Jogger Case

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Decades after the grisly case and wrongful convictions consumed New York City, have the media and law enforcement taken full responsibility?

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Ask Governor Murphy

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

WNYC, WBGO and WHYY present the latest installment of our live, monthly call-in special with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

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Passing, Identity and Race

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Over 125 years after an African-American woman named Anita Florence Hemmings passed as white at Vassar College, her story has helped inspire a conference on the topic.

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Damon Young Is Getting Blacker by the Minute

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Damon Young talks black masculinity, parenting a black girl in an all-pervasive white supremacist country, and being labeled gay as a young high school teacher.  


When Rudy Giuliani Defended Purdue Pharma

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

When opioid maker Purdue Pharma faced criminal prosecution that could have cut into its business, it called on a prominent New Yorker to help keep the drug on the market and plentiful.

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As Birds Migrate North, NYC Is Their Biggest Obstacle

Friday, March 29, 2019

New York City Audubon estimates that more than 90,000 birds die every year while trying to navigate the city's maze of windows. 

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City Plan To Close Rikers Moves Ahead, Faces Pushback

Friday, March 22, 2019

Officials continue to face community opposition to the new jails that will be built in four boroughs.


Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Different Queens District Attorney Candidates Have Different Answers

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The topic is being debated among different advocacy groups and is being considered by Albany lawmakers.


Reputed Boss of Gambino Crime Family Killed

Thursday, March 14, 2019

53-year-old Francesco Cali was found dead outside his Staten Island home.


Congressman Bill Pascrell on Why He Wants President Trump's Tax Returns

Monday, March 11, 2019

New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell says the House Ways and Means Committee will make the request.


New York City Schools Are Open, But Many Others Delay Opening for Snow

Friday, March 01, 2019

Snow is expected throughout the morning Friday and many schools are delaying opening. 


New Jersey Failed to Document Contaminated Sites

Monday, February 25, 2019

ProPublica's Talia Buford reports that the state did not create a list for a decade.

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School Closings and Delays for Tuesday

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New York City schools are open, but several suburban schools are closed or delayed because of the snow. Check here for details.


Watch Live: Brian Lehrer Hosts Public Advocate Forum on Affordable Housing

Friday, February 08, 2019

Live from the Christian Cultural Center in East New York, Brian Lehrer is moderating a forum for New York City Public Advocate candidates about affordable housing for working families.

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Ben Carson: 'There's Plenty of Blame to Go Around' for NYCHA's Woes

Friday, February 01, 2019

HUD Secretary Ben Carson told WNYC that "it would be nice [for the federal government] to be able to give more," but that he's satisfied with HUD and the city's deal to improve NYCHA.

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NJ Lawmaker Said African-Americans Should Be Thankful for Slavery. Now, He Wants a New Job

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In 2008, Michael Patrick Carroll said African-Americans should be grateful for slavery. Now, he wants to be voted into a post where he'd determine wills, estates and guardianship issues.

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Review: Chris Christie's Memoir Is Heavy on Kushner Criticism, Light on Gubernatorial Record

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

WNYC's Matt Katz, the author of "American Governor" who spent years covering Gov. Christie, weighs in on what the new book accomplishes, and what it leaves out.

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Reporting on Police Misconduct Prompts Changes From New Jersey AG

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

An Asbury Park Press series about drug use among cops—and the maneuvers used to protect officers from discipline—led Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to demand immediate reforms.

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