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  1. 1,000 Songs From Holocaust Survivors ArchivedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | WNYC-AM New York

    In the summer of 1948, an amateur folklorist named Ben Stonehill recorded more than 1,000 songs from Holocaust survivors in the lobby of New York City's Hotel Marseilles. This week, 66 of those songs become available online, complete with translations; another 300 songs will go up over the next few months - all free for anyone to hear. 6 comments

  2. New Squad Would Expedite Repairs at NYC Homeless SheltersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | WNYC-AM New York

    The city is creating a SWAT team of workers to improve health and safety standards at the city's 500 homeless shelters. The shelter repair squads will have hundreds of workers from the homeless, buildings, fire, health and housing departments.

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  3. Thousands Gather To Remember Slain OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    Thousands of officers from around the country lined the streets of Seaford, Long Island for the funeral of 25-year-old NYPD officer Brian Moore's funeral. Thousands of police from around the country came together at a slain New York City officer's funeral on Friday, mixing grief with calls for respect at a time when law enforcement is being deeply scrutinized.

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  4. 1964 World's Fair Tent of Tomorrow to be Painted "American Cheese"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WNYC-AM New York

    The "Tent of Tomorrow" was built as part of the fair's New York State Pavilion. Over the years, it's fallen into disrepair.

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  5. Mayor Unveils Changes to Developer Tax Cut, Calls for City Mansion TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WNYC-AM New York

    Just weeks before it is set to expire, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced an overhaul of a controversial real estate tax cut used to spur development of affordable housing. He also called for the creation of a city mansion tax to fund more affordable apartments.

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  6. Political Chaos in the CapitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WNYC-AM New York

    After Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was arrested on federal corruption charges earlier this week, Democrats in the senate are calling for him to step down. New York State Senator and deputy leader Michael Gianaris , whose district includes Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside in Queens, explains why the Democrats are calling for Skelos to step aside.

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  7. Seeking Museum Leader: Must Love Brooklyn, Not ManhattanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Brooklyn Museum is in the final stages of choosing a new director. It's a vital transition at an important arts institution.

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  8. Turmoil in the State Legislature as Democrats Try to Force Skelos to Step DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | WNYC-AM New York

    State government business was disrupted in Albany once again this week as legislators attempted to take down the latest leader to become ensnared in a corruption scandal. The Senate Democrats tried to make Republican Senate Majority leader Dean Skelos step down after he was arrested with his son Monday on charges he used his position to shake down lobbyists for cash.

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  9. 'Re Jane' Gives 'Jane Eyre' A Korean SpinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | WNYC-AM New York

    Author Patricia Park first read Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" as a 12-year-old child of Korean-Argentine parents. She was particularly struck by Jane's status as an orphan in the novel, and how that status made Jane an outcast in her own family.

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  10. Texas Attack; Tensions Thaw and Power in the UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | WNYC-AM New York

    Many police officers turn their back while Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu. This, despite please from the police commissioner not to protest at funerals.

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  11. Stricter Rules Fail to Dent Black Market for Vendor PermitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    Spring means the return of food vendors, to the streets of New York. But there's a shadowy backstory to kimchi tacos and falafel platters.

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  12. Jackson Heights Vigil for Nepal Draws HundredsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | WNYC-AM New York

    As earthquake aftershocks continue to rattle Nepal, hundreds of people gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens Sunday evening to pray for those who perished and raise money for displaced victims. The event in the neighborhood's Diversity Plaza drew a diverse crowd of South Asian New Yorkers, and included prayers representing several faiths and and songs in several languages.

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  13. Local Nepalese Respond to Earthquake Back HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | WNYC-AM New York

    Many thousands died in the Saturday earthquake that devastated Nepal. One day later, the aftershocks continue to terrorize survivors.

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  14. Getting in Shape for FreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | WNYC-AM New York

    Some options include walking in Central Park on Saturdays at 9:30 AM, cardio training in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on Fridays at 12 PM and stretching and meditation at the Conference House Park in Staten Island on Saturdays at 8 AM. The Rise, NYC, is a fitness group that holds morning exercises in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, Monday through Friday.

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  15. How to Choose the Right CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    Brayan Sanchez was accepted to a handful of colleges, some in New York City and some elsewhere in the state. As the first member of his family to attend college, distance was a key factor in deciding where to enroll.

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  16. Local Armenian-Americans Reflect on Anniversary of GenocideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    Students and staff members at Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School celebrate their cultural heritage, even as they reflect on their people's tragic history. At the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, Queens, congregants pack the basement social hall to watch an elaborate commemorative ceremony broadcast live from the holy city of Etchmiadzin.

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  17. Stringer: City Shelters Harming AnimalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Comptroller Scott Stringer and animal rights advocates accuse the city Health Department and its contractor of mismanaging shelters in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Hundreds of doses of controlled substances are unaccounted for at municipal animal shelters, according to a new audit by the City Comptroller's office.

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  18. City Council Budget; Backfilling Charters; Ukraine Conflict; Losing FaithRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Thousands of seats in higher grades go unfilled in charter schools. Capital New York reporter Eliza Shapiro and Princess Lyles , the executive director of Democracy Builders, discuss a new bill that would require charters to fill the empty spots.

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  19. The Council's BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Julissa Ferreras , the City Council member representing Queens district 21 and the chair of the finance committee, gave the official response to the mayor's budget from the City Council -- she discusses where they agree and where they don't.

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  20. How You Can Vote to Spend $1M to Improve Your CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    Daneek Miller , Queens City Council Member, and Ydanis Rodriguez , Northern Manhattan City Council member, discusses the participatory budgeting process, which allows anyone over the age of 14 who lives in a New York City district to vote on the allocation of $1 million for community improvement to parks, libraries, streets and more.

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