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President Trump's defense team will continue its arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, likely maintaining that the ...
01/27/2020

President Trump's defense team will continue its arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, likely maintaining that the president was legally justified in freezing military aid to Ukraine.

Hear it live or watch here: https://wnyc.news/ffdp9

Documentary of the Week "Walk, Run, Cha-Cha" uses the beauty of dance to explore the experiences of immigration and rein...
01/25/2020
Dancing from Vietnam to America | Documentary of the Week | WNYC

Documentary of the Week "Walk, Run, Cha-Cha" uses the beauty of dance to explore the experiences of immigration and reinvention. The film has something to teach all of us about new beginnings.

The short documentary "Walk, Run, Cha-Cha" looks at a Vietnamese couple, separated by the war, who reunite in America and recover their lost youth by dancing.

New York City Transit President Andy Byford, who was widely credited with turning around the ailing subway system, resig...
01/24/2020
'This Changes Everything': Andy Byford Quits The MTA

New York City Transit President Andy Byford, who was widely credited with turning around the ailing subway system, resigned on Thursday after just two years on the job.

Train Daddy has left the station.

01/24/2020
Does NYC Have the Best Chinese Food Scene (Outside of China)?

New Yorkers have been obsessed with Chinese food for generations, but in recent years this obsession has hit entirely new heights. Thanks to an immigration boom and the Sichuan revolution, we now inhabit a vast empire of deliciousness, stretching from Little Neck to Bensonhurst to the East Village. How exactly did we get here?

“We wanted to take a moment to think about what it means to be on Earth and what we can learn from these other planets a...
01/23/2020
Gaze Into The 'Worlds Beyond Earth' At The AMNH's New Space Show

“We wanted to take a moment to think about what it means to be on Earth and what we can learn from these other planets about how to protect our future here.”

The curator of the show says he hopes it helps museum visitors understand how scientists know what they know about climate change.

Opening arguments continue in the Senate impeachment trial.Tune in for special coverage from NPR or watch live: https://...
01/23/2020

Opening arguments continue in the Senate impeachment trial.

Tune in for special coverage from NPR or watch live: https://wnyc.news/7ukz8

There have been five people found dead or killed in fires this week around the city.The FDNY has warned the coldest wint...
01/22/2020
Man Dies In Park Slope Fire, Woman In Critical Condition

There have been five people found dead or killed in fires this week around the city.

The FDNY has warned the coldest winter months can pose high risks for residential fires for several reasons, including increased usage of space heaters.

A man was pronounced dead and a woman in critical condition at Methodist Hospital after a fire broke out in their Fifth Avenue apartment.

For generations, the Trump family has used government and politicians as a path to profit. As president, Donald Trump ha...
01/22/2020
Turning Politics Into Money | Trump, Inc. | WNYC Studios

For generations, the Trump family has used government and politicians as a path to profit. As president, Donald Trump has taken things even further. Listen to the latest episode from the Trump, Inc. podcast.

For generations, the Trump family has used government and politicians as a path to profit. As president, Donald Trump has taken things even further.

After more than 12 hours of action on Tuesday, the Senate adopted the ground rules for the coming weeks in President Tru...
01/22/2020
Watch Live At 1 P.M.: Day 2 Of The Senate Impeachment Trial | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

After more than 12 hours of action on Tuesday, the Senate adopted the ground rules for the coming weeks in President Trump's impeachment trial.

The proceedings will begin again today at 1 pm — tune in for special coverage or watch live.

The trial is now on a fast-track with almost no signs of Republican resistance to the actions that led to his impeachment.

01/22/2020
Immigration in 2020: A Civil Talk About The Biggest Controversy

Immigration is perhaps the most polarizing issue in our current political climate, and yet there are several policy proposals that have widespread support — what’s apparently lacking is the political will to bring about reform.
WNYC immigration reporters Matt Katz and Beth Fertig take you beyond the soundbites and lean on historical perspective, lived experience and experts on different sides to talk over achievable solutions to this controversial issue.

How many days are there in 24 hours? And what exactly do we mean by the word, "exactly"?Brian Lehrer and Jeremy Stahl an...
01/21/2020
How Many Days in 24 Hours? | Impeachment: A Daily Podcast | WNYC Studios

How many days are there in 24 hours? And what exactly do we mean by the word, "exactly"?

Brian Lehrer and Jeremy Stahl answer these questions and more on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast.

The Senate will today debate a resolution governing the rules of Trump's trial. What are the sticking points? And what will this debate mean for the process moving forward?

If you take a closer look at the Madison Square Park statue of Navy Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, and listen — you'll ...
01/21/2020
Old Madison Square Park Statue Becomes Voice Of Refugees

If you take a closer look at the Madison Square Park statue of Navy Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, and listen — you'll realize, that’s not Farragut at all.

A new installation features audio of refugees, speaking through the park's statue of Navy Admiral David Glasgow Farragut.

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold before the Senate today, with an expected vote on Majority L...
01/21/2020
Watch Live At 1 P.M.: The Senate Impeachment Trial | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold before the Senate today, with an expected vote on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's preferred rules.

Tune in NOW for special coverage from NPR or watch the proceedings here:

The first several days of the trial are now almost certain to be tangled in procedural motions playing out on the Senate floor or, more likely, behind closed doors.

Determined crowds forged through snow on Saturday to join the New York City Women's March: https://wnyc.news/ju79e
01/21/2020

Determined crowds forged through snow on Saturday to join the New York City Women's March: https://wnyc.news/ju79e

Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period ...
01/20/2020
Three Jazz Works | Fishko Files | WNYC

Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music.

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Fishko Files looks at a few cases where the movement and the music came together.

From the archives: Major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music.

King Stories is a documentary of captivating stories told by close friends and associates of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....
01/20/2020
King Stories: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Specials | WNYC

King Stories is a documentary of captivating stories told by close friends and associates of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hear about the personal and private sides of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at 2 pm on AM 820.

Captivating stories told by close friends and associates of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last Sunday, WNYC and the Apollo Theater presented the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “The Str...
01/20/2020
Watch Live: 'The Strategic King: MLK's Visionary Leadership' | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

Last Sunday, WNYC and the Apollo Theater presented the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series.

Celebrate with us by tuning in for an encore at 12 pm!

WNYC and The Apollo's event focuses on Dr. King and his colleagues’ influence on politicians in helping pass key legislation in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

For years, climate change experts have said that hotter and drier summers would exacerbate the threat of bushfires in Au...
01/18/2020
Climate Change, News Corp, and the Australian Fires | On the Media | WNYC Studios

For years, climate change experts have said that hotter and drier summers would exacerbate the threat of bushfires in Australia. But the conservative press in Australia is telling a different story.

Hear about the media landscape of denial On the Media.

In Australia, the conservative press has been denying that climate change is fueling the bushfires.

A new audit by the state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is the third time in less than a year that DiNapoli criticized Bowe...
01/17/2020
State Comptroller Criticizes Lackluster Homeless Outreach In The Subway

A new audit by the state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is the third time in less than a year that DiNapoli criticized Bowery Residents’ Committee for its lackluster performance doing homeless outreach

The report says that the nonprofit outreach provider exaggerated the number of homeless people they placed in shelters.

Just last week, Governor Cuomo bragged that the L train tunnel would be done on time and way under budget:  $76 million ...
01/17/2020
MTA: Cuomo's L Train Fix Is Saving Money, Trust Us

Just last week, Governor Cuomo bragged that the L train tunnel would be done on time and way under budget: $76 million below expected costs.

But exactly how did the governor came up with his figure?

'It would be easier to trust the governor and MTA's numbers if we could see the data for ourselves.'

Bloomberg's “Women for Mike!” rally had all the trappings more likely found at a victory celebration, not a rally for a ...
01/16/2020
Bloomberg Throws 'Women For Mike' Rally, Without A Trace Of Irony

Bloomberg's “Women for Mike!” rally had all the trappings more likely found at a victory celebration, not a rally for a candidate polling in the single digits.

But for supporters of the former NYC Mayor, the gathering was to be the beginning of a “groundswell movement.”

Repeatedly, women in attendance talked about Bloomberg’s ability to get things done.

If you use Grand Central for its subways, you know that several elevators and escalators have been taken out of service ...
01/16/2020
Those Broken MTA Elevators In Grand Central? We Have Answers

If you use Grand Central for its subways, you know that several elevators and escalators have been taken out of service for scheduled work, but you may be wondering why there aren't more alternatives.

We have answers.

“We know that maintenance needs to be done, but sometimes I think that commuters feel like we are not cared for enough.”

A program that has moved several thousand families from New York City homeless shelters and into their own homes is spar...
01/16/2020
NJ Says No To NYC Program That Relocated Homeless To NJ

A program that has moved several thousand families from New York City homeless shelters and into their own homes is sparking a backlash from leaders across the Hudson.

“You just can’t send people to Newark, give them a check for a year and say you’re on your own. What happens after that?” Mayor Ras Baraka asked.

More than six years after a mysterious multi-day traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge, Chris Christie, Bridget An...
01/15/2020
Supreme Court Appears Inclined To Toss Bridgegate Convictions

More than six years after a mysterious multi-day traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge, Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni reunited, in a way, at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Former NJ governor Chris Christie made a surprise appearance to observe Tuesday’s hearing.

NOW: The House is moving forward with the impeachment process by voting to send the impeachment articles to the Senate. ...
01/15/2020

NOW: The House is moving forward with the impeachment process by voting to send the impeachment articles to the Senate.

Watch live or tune in for special coverage from NPR. https://wnyc.news/a57hp

01/15/2020
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