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

    Wednesday Apr 15 | 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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  2. The Council's BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | 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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  3. How You Can Vote to Spend $1M to Improve Your CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | 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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  4. Heems: 'If Someone's Got To Do It, It Should Be Me'Read the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Queens rapper spoke with Microphone Check about Partition, assimilation and how the Patriot Act is used. We also talked about what success does to - and sometimes for - your family: "J.

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  5. Council Renews Call for 1,000 More OfficersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | WNYC-AM New York

    When the New York City Council delivers its response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's preliminary budget Tuesday, it will once again include proposed funding for one thousand more police officers - including 350 for a counter terrorism unit. It's the second year in row the council is calling for the NYPD funding, which was not included in the mayor's preliminary budget proposal.

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  6. Defeating The Disease That Paralyzed AmericaRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | WNYC-AM New York

    Tens of thousands of Americans - in the first half of the 20th century - were stricken by poliomyelitis. Polio, as it's known, is a disease that attacks the central nervous system and often leaves its victims partially or fully paralyzed.

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  7. Two Queens Women Are Accused of Trying to Build a BombRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | WNYC-AM New York

    Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, were arrested Thursday. Federal investigators say the women espoused violent jihadist beliefs, visited Web sites with Islamic State group propaganda, researched explosives and began gathering the ingredients for a bomb at stores like Home Depot.

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  8. 'Boulevard of Death' to Get Protected Bike LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | WNYC-AM New York

    At a community board meeting in Queens Tuesday night, the city's Department of Transportation will unveil an ambitious, $100 million plan to transform Queens Boulevard - a road officials describe as one of the city's most "chronically dangerous" corridors. The first phase will take place this summer along a 1.3 mile stretch, which will get "incredible safety improvements," according to city transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg.

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  9. Should the Public Pick the Public Art?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | WNYC-AM New York

    A recent work slated for Long Island City is proving controversial, so Jimmy Van Bramer , city councilman from the 26th District , majority leader and chair of the Council's Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committees, talks about the bill he's introducing to include more public input in the works commissioned for the city's Percent for Art program.

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  10. In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key to HarmonyRead the original story

    Monday Mar 30 | WNYC-AM New York

    Queens, N.Y., is one of the most diverse urban spaces in the world, and one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Queens is Astoria, across the East River from upper Manhattan. Astoria has a reputation as New York City's Greektown, but it's more like an urban United Nations.

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  11. Twenty Years of Life in Hidden Areas of New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    A new exhibit shows how Brooklyn, Queens, and other parts of the city looked like starting in the 1990's. The New York Public Library is showing 86 black and white photos by American photographer William Meyers .

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  12. Affordable Housing Push Takes Express Train to MTA BoardroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | WNYC-AM New York

    The MTA has a lot of real estate. At its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, it approved the sale of two pieces in Long Island City - one of which would give the developer the right to build the tallest building in Queens: a 930-unit apartment building that will be over 70 stories tall.

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  13. The Lament of the C Train RiderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | WNYC-AM New York

    When the R-32s - the cars that currently operate on the C line - were first unveiled, it was such a big deal that the Transit Authority's 20-piece band played at the official ceremony, held at Grand Central Terminal. The gleaming new cars were known as Brightliners because of their stainless steel exteriors, a first for the transit system.

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  14. Israel-US Relations; Borough Presidents & Family SecretsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | WNYC-AM New York

    Israelis walk past by campaign posters showing Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party's candidate running for general elections, Benjamin Netanyahu on March 12, 2015. After Netanyahu's win in the Israeli elections last week, The New York Times ' Jodi Rudoren discusses where U.S.-Israel relations stand.

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  15. Might A Brush With Death Set The Stage For Greatness?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | WNYC-AM New York

    Izola Ware Curry was 98, and died in a nursing home in Queens. In September 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King was signing books in a Harlem department store when Izola Curry stabbed him with a letter opener.

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  16. Possible Immigration Loophole Found in Queens Family CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into an alleged immigration scheme involving Queens Family Court. According to a report by WNYC's partners NBC News 4 New York, a federal law intended to protect undocumented victims of child abuse is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status.

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  17. Keeping the Floodwaters at BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | WNYC-AM New York

    Broad Channel, Queens is one of several neighborhoods in New York City at risk of daily flooding due to rising sea levels. It was hit particularly hard during Sandy .

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  18. Inside or Outside? Two Ways to Protect Jamaica BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | WNYC-AM New York

    When Sandy hit more than two years ago, most of the hundreds of thousands of people who live on the shores of Jamaica Bay were not expecting to get wet. The bay was protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the Rockaway Peninsula, after all, and many areas were not even ordered to evacuate.

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  19. De Blasio Touts Early Enthusiasm for Expanded Pre-KRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City will offer more pre-kindergarten seats for the fall of 2015 and families are eagerly responding, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. Nearly 22,000 families applied for full-day pre-k on the first day of the application period, compared to 6,500 last year.

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  20. Pre-K, Year Two; Blurred Copyright Lines & A Defense of MoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio , along with Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, visits Pre-K classes. Registration is now open for the second year of the city's universal pre-k program.

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