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It is officially Bike Week over at 'We the Commuters' and to kick things off they visited Roosevelt Island to join a gro...
07/15/2019
It's Never Too Late To Learn To Bike In NYC

It is officially Bike Week over at 'We the Commuters' and to kick things off they visited Roosevelt Island to join a group of adults learning to ride a bike for the first time with Bike New York. Listen to hear all about the basics:

'I grew up in old Bushwick, which is now nice Bushwick. But, we weren't allowed to have a bike, which is why I never learned.'

On this week’s On the Media: How painful news might be making America numb. And, why sometimes it’s okay to tune out...
07/14/2019
Uncomfortably Numb | On the Media | WNYC Studios

On this week’s On the Media: How painful news might be making America numb. And, why sometimes it’s okay to tune out.

How painful news might be making America numb, and why sometimes it's okay to tune out.

This June, four NYPD police officers killed themselves, making for a total of six this year. This week, NYPD Commissione...
07/14/2019
New York City's Top Cop Details New Suicide Prevention Plan | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

This June, four NYPD police officers killed themselves, making for a total of six this year. This week, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced a series of plans to address these issues in the department. And on Friday he joined Jami Floyd to talk about these measures.

After four police officers killed themselves in June, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill says the department needs to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges in the force.

Documentary of the Week: Sea of Shadows follows activists going up against poachers, smugglers and the mafia from Mexico...
07/14/2019
Environmental Thriller | Documentary of the Week | WNYC

Documentary of the Week: Sea of Shadows follows activists going up against poachers, smugglers and the mafia from Mexico to China in an effort to end the trafficking on the rare totoaba fish, which has become more expensive than gold.

The documentary "Sea of Shadows" follows activists trying to save the rare totoaba fish from extinction, going up against poachers, smugglers and the mafia from Mexico to China.

Very few people look at what happened in Washington, DC during the Apollo 11 Moon landing. We very nearly didn't go. 'Wa...
07/13/2019
Washington Goes To The Moon | Specials | WNYC

Very few people look at what happened in Washington, DC during the Apollo 11 Moon landing. We very nearly didn't go. 'Washington Goes To The Moon' from WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio is a two-part documentary that tells this story. Hear part one tonight at 10 PM on AM 820.

The political problems of maintaining a coalition of support to fund the program were just a difficult as were the technical problems that the engineers in the field were facing.

President Donald Trump reiterated Friday that federal immigration authorities would conduct mass arrests starting on Sun...
07/13/2019
ICE Raids Target 2,100 Families, Including Some In New York | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

President Donald Trump reiterated Friday that federal immigration authorities would conduct mass arrests starting on Sunday. Telemundo 47 investigative reporter Pablo Guttiérrez spoke with WNYC's Richard Hake about what may or may not happen.

The on-and-off again threats are creating lots of fear and confusion in the city's immigrant communities—and beyond.

"It's extinction in real time under our eyes entirely driven by profit and greed," says Andrea Crosta the head of Earth ...
07/13/2019
Environmental Thriller | Documentary of the Week | WNYC

"It's extinction in real time under our eyes entirely driven by profit and greed," says Andrea Crosta the head of Earth League International - ELI about illegal poaching in Mexican waters. The documentary Sea of Shadows follows their efforts in fighting for the planet. https://wnyc.news/clttf

The documentary "Sea of Shadows" follows activists trying to save the rare totoaba fish from extinction, going up against poachers, smugglers and the mafia from Mexico to China.

Next week marks fifty years since the Apollo 11 mission, and now a new space race could be on the horizon. On Money Talk...
07/13/2019
Is a New Space Race on the Horizon? | Money Talking | WNYC

Next week marks fifty years since the Apollo 11 mission, and now a new space race could be on the horizon. On Money Talking, host Charlie Herman and Tim Fernholz of Quartz discuss the latest chapter of space exploration.

Fifty years after the moon landing, the state of space exploration today.

On WNYC's All Things Considered, Commissioner James O'Neill joined Jami Floyd to discuss the NYPD's suicide prevention e...
07/13/2019
New York City's Top Cop Details New Suicide Prevention Plan | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

On WNYC's All Things Considered, Commissioner James O'Neill joined Jami Floyd to discuss the NYPD's suicide prevention efforts and how he wants to change the department's "culture of silence." Listen:

After four police officers killed themselves in June, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill says the department needs to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges in the force.

Documentary of the Week: "Sea of Shadows" follows activists trying to save the rare totoaba fish from extinction, going ...
07/12/2019
Environmental Thriller | Documentary of the Week | WNYC

Documentary of the Week: "Sea of Shadows" follows activists trying to save the rare totoaba fish from extinction, going up against poachers, smugglers and the mafia from Mexico to China.

The documentary "Sea of Shadows" follows activists trying to save the rare totoaba fish from extinction, going up against poachers, smugglers and the mafia from Mexico to China.

07/11/2019

#WeTheCommuters is coming to you live from The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR with a night all about biking! WNYC and Gothamist reporters talk with guests about bike safety, Citi Bike, delivery guys and more. Plus, test your bike-related knowledge with our trivia.

A Manhattan pastor is suing the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies after her name was placed on ...
07/11/2019
Manhattan Pastor Sues Government Over U.S. Border Surveillance

A Manhattan pastor is suing the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies after her name was placed on a surveillance list of 59 immigrant rights activists and journalists who went to Mexico last winter. WNYC's Beth Fertig reports.

The pastor says that migrants are now afraid to come to her Park Avenue Church on the Upper East Side

TONIGHT: We the Commuters comes to you live at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR with a night of news you can use, Missed Co...
07/11/2019
We the Commuters: Biking NYC | The Greene Space

TONIGHT: We the Commuters comes to you live at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR with a night of news you can use, Missed Connection Theatre and performances by some incredible street-level talent. Up for discussion: Biking (and bicyclists’ safety), Citi Bike, delivery guys and more.

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All week long, we've been broadcasting Here's The Thing on FM at 9 PM, but tonight we're starting an hour early with a s...
07/11/2019

All week long, we've been broadcasting Here's The Thing on FM at 9 PM, but tonight we're starting an hour early with a special conversation between host Alec Baldwin and Julie Brown who stopped by The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR to talk about her reporting on one of the most explosive criminal justice stories in recent memory. https://wnyc.news/q8pzf

The United States Women's Soccer team parade was more than a celebration of athleticism; it turned into a boisterous ral...
07/11/2019
Fanfare and Politics at Ticker Tape Parade for Women World Champions | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

The United States Women's Soccer team parade was more than a celebration of athleticism; it turned into a boisterous rally to support the team's fight for pay equity, and a call for tolerance. WNYC's Gwynne Hogan reports on the spectacle from the Canyon of Heroes.

The crowd heckled US Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro with chants of "Equal Pay" and "Cut the Check."

Tune in to FM at 9 PM all week long to hear a series of intimate and honest conversations with artists, policy makers an...
07/10/2019
Here's The Thing on WNYC | Specials | WNYC

Tune in to FM at 9 PM all week long to hear a series of intimate and honest conversations with artists, policy makers and performers on Here's The Thing hosted by Alec Baldwin 📻

Hear conversations with artists, policy makers and performers on what inspires them, the decisions that changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work.

New York lawmakers failed to reach a deal to legalize recreational marijuana during the legislative session that ended l...
07/10/2019
Weed Dealers on Legalization: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Left in the Dark’ | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

New York lawmakers failed to reach a deal to legalize recreational marijuana during the legislative session that ended last month. This was received with mixed emotions from one group of New Yorkers who would be affected by any new laws: weed dealers.

One said he's relieved marijuana wasn't legalized in New York this legislative session, saying it gives him and others more time to prepare.

New York City will throw its 207th parade in the "Canyon of Heroes" today at 9:30 AM for the World Cup winning U.S. Wome...
07/10/2019
Ticker Tape Parades Have Changed, As Have Our Heroes | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

New York City will throw its 207th parade in the "Canyon of Heroes" today at 9:30 AM for the World Cup winning U.S. Women's national soccer team. WNYC's Jim O'Grady says ticker tape parades have changed a lot, as have our heroes.

The honoree at New York City's 207th parade in the "Canyon of Heroes" is the U.S. Women's national soccer team, fresh off its World Cup victory in France.

We the Commuters is coming to you LIVE at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR on July 11 with a night of news you can use from...
07/07/2019
We the Commuters: Biking NYC | The Greene Space

We the Commuters is coming to you LIVE at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR on July 11 with a night of news you can use from WNYC and Gothamist reporters, Missed Connection Theatre with Colin Burgess and Aida Osman, and performances by some incredible street-level talent. Get your tickets today!

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On Friday, the city's Department of Education addressed concerns from NYC's Congressional delegation about lead paint an...
07/07/2019
DOE Will Enhance Lead Paint Inspection Protocol In Schools - Gothamist

On Friday, the city's Department of Education addressed concerns from NYC's Congressional delegation about lead paint and lead dust in public schools. Hear more from Christopher Werth about the steps the agency is taking to "enhance" its protocols:

Under the new plan, visual inspections will now take place three times a year, instead of only once a year.

American as Ella, Louis, Frank and Mel — the Songbook with host Paul Cavalconte with Sunday brunch at noon caps the pe...
07/07/2019
American Standards | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

American as Ella, Louis, Frank and Mel — the Songbook with host Paul Cavalconte with Sunday brunch at noon caps the perfect long weekend.

American Standards is an unparalleled showcase for this timeless music spanning the entire history of the songbook, from early Tin Pan Alley recordings to interpretations by contemporary artists. This is your home for enduring music by legendary composers and songwriters, bought to life by Ella Fitz...

On Intelligence Squared US: Five esteemed foreign policy thought leaders will argue for or against a number of motions r...
07/06/2019
Intelligence Squared US: Trump and U.S. National Security | Specials | WNYC

On Intelligence Squared US: Five esteemed foreign policy thought leaders will argue for or against a number of motions revolving around some of America’s most pressing national security issues. Tune in to AM 820 at 10 PM to hear the debate.

For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. What does this all mean for U.S. national security?

Tourism is on the rise, and our planet is feeling it. If you're traveling this weekend or not, find time to learn what r...
07/06/2019
What Does Responsible Tourism Look Like? | The Takeaway | WNYC Studios

Tourism is on the rise, and our planet is feeling it. If you're traveling this weekend or not, find time to learn what responsible tourism looks like from The Takeaway. Happy trails!

Across the globe, tourism is on the rise, and our planet is feeling it. By some estimates, global tourism accounts for nearly 10 percent of the world’s carbon emissions.

25 percent of New York City high school students struggle to graduate in four years. Radio Rookies reporter Shamari Ridl...
07/06/2019
Trying to Graduate From High School at 21 | Radio Rookies | WNYC

25 percent of New York City high school students struggle to graduate in four years. Radio Rookies reporter Shamari Ridley is one of them. But that didn't stop him from finding the support he needed to succeed.

Once a student drops out, the chances of earning a high school diploma go way down. Radio Rookie Shamari Ridley is trying to buck the odds.

Leonard Cohen's "So Long, Marianne" was written in 1964 for his lover Marianne Ihlen, we get to know her better in our '...
07/06/2019
Leonard Cohen in Love | Documentary of the Week | WNYC

Leonard Cohen's "So Long, Marianne" was written in 1964 for his lover Marianne Ihlen, we get to know her better in our 'documentary of the week,' "Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love."

In the documentary "Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love," filmmaker Nick Broomfield profiles Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen's lover and the subject of his songs.

We the Commuters is coming to you live-in-studio with a night of news and performances focused on biking. Roll on over t...
07/06/2019
We the Commuters: Biking NYC | The Greene Space

We the Commuters is coming to you live-in-studio with a night of news and performances focused on biking. Roll on over to The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR on July 11 to join the conversation!

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After Jean-Michel Basquiat’s death, Keith Haring arranged to have “Defacement” cut out of his wall and displayed i...
07/06/2019
Review: A Better Basquiat Show | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

After Jean-Michel Basquiat’s death, Keith Haring arranged to have “Defacement” cut out of his wall and displayed in a comically ornate gold-leaf frame, and now it's displayed at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the exhibition 'Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story.' https://wnyc.news/8acp7

Chaédria LaBouvier is the first solo black woman to curate an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.

In 'Life After Overdose,' The Takeaway crosses the state for a look at the opioid crisis in Ohio through the eyes of two...
07/05/2019
The Takeaway | Life After Overdose | WNYC Studios

In 'Life After Overdose,' The Takeaway crosses the state for a look at the opioid crisis in Ohio through the eyes of two women who have experienced overdose and lived, and the different trajectories their lives have taken in the aftermath. Listen:

The Takeaway is America's weekday conversation.

We have an eviction epidemic in this country. We’ve had one for a long time. And in this new four-part series from On ...
07/05/2019
On the Media: Scarlet E | WNYC Studios | Podcasts

We have an eviction epidemic in this country. We’ve had one for a long time. And in this new four-part series from On the Media, host Brooke Gladstone seeks out the why and the wherefore — in search, ultimately, of a cure.

WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our worldview.

WNYC and Gothamist reporters Shumita Basu, Jake Offenhartz, Stephen Nessen and Chris Robbins We the Commuters LIVE at Th...
07/05/2019
We the Commuters: Biking NYC | The Greene Space

WNYC and Gothamist reporters Shumita Basu, Jake Offenhartz, Stephen Nessen and Chris Robbins We the Commuters LIVE at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR on July 11. Join us for a night full of news you can use all about biking.

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Savion Glover hears inanimate things and then interprets them through his tap and movement, which sounds like a magic tr...
07/05/2019
Savion Glover is Here to Make You Respond | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

Savion Glover hears inanimate things and then interprets them through his tap and movement, which sounds like a magic trick.

On REBEL he tells WNYC's cultural critic Rebecca Carroll, “I am a vessel of energy that has been put here to make people respond, make people cry, make people laugh, make people do things and have outer body experiences, I'm here for that, and I acknowledge it.”

In his new show at the Joyce Theater, tap legend Savion Glover calls upon choreographers and performers who came before him to have a conversation conducted through dance.

During the most perilous years of the last century, one young composer went in search of a sound that melded many of the...
07/04/2019
The Sound of America | On the Media | WNYC Studios

During the most perilous years of the last century, one young composer went in search of a sound that melded many of the nation's strains into something new. His name was Aaron Copland. On this July 4th, WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells his story on On the Media.

Composer Aaron Copland and the search for an American national identity.

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