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Due to Climate Change, New Jersey Is One of Nation's Top Hot Spots

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Garden State has the third highest rate of warming in the country. It's already having dire consequences.

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Jail Conditions Scrutinized After Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

After alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a federal detention center in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Correctional Center is under increased scrutiny.


The Criminal Justice System Is Bad For You, Says NYC

Friday, August 09, 2019

NYC's health commissioner says even brief contact with the criminal justice system can have lasting health consequences. 


New York City Council Member from El Paso Shaken by Mass Shooting

Monday, August 05, 2019

Councilman Carlos Menchaca was born and raised in the border city and still has family there.

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Changing the Rules of New York City: A Guide to the 2019 Charter Review

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A slew of proposals could dramatically change the way the city operates. Let's dig in. 

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Five Years Since Garner's Death, Has the NYPD Changed?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

No police officers have been charged in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But NYPD leadership says many of its strategies for policing has evolved. 

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A Very Special Pride March

Monday, July 01, 2019

Marches and events marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.


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.