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  1. An African Village Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New YorkRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

    Norma Melendez, a community health worker with City Health Works, walks along 2nd Avenue on her way to meet a client. City Health Works is an organization that is attempting to bring an African model of health care delivery to the United States.

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  2. Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-ReadyRead the original story

    Yesterday | WNYC-AM New York

    Kristy Rodriguez is sprinting on a treadmill. She's wearing dark green shorts, a matching T-shirt, and white sneakers.

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  3. The Magic Number for Astoria CoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | WNYC-AM New York

    Last week, Mayor de Blasio called the Astoria Cove development project in Queens "a real game-changer" because 27 percent of the planned units will be set aside for low- and middle-income households. But other developers say the deal won't be profitable enough, and that might mean that the project won't be built at all.

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  4. Housing Deal In QURead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | WNYC-AM New York

    Now that a City Council committee has approved the Astoria Cove housing development in Queens, it could set a new paradigm for how New York City negotiates with developers for more affordable housing. The Committee on Land Use voted 17 to 0 in favor of the project, with one abstention, in favor of the project that will require 27 percent of the units to be set aside for low and moderate income families.

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  5. Leading the Way to School Discipline Without SuspensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | WNYC-AM New York

    Suspending a student is supposed to be a last resort. But because the city's school discipline code allows for suspension when students "disobey authority" some troubled schools have used it to deal with all kinds of behavior issues.

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  6. Wild Moccasins, 'Eye Makeup'Read the original story

    Thursday Nov 6 | WNYC-AM New York

    Someone once told Andy Warhol that he and his 1970s New York art pals invented punk. "No," he replied .

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  7. If NYC Fixed This Intersection, Why Do People Keep Dying There?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | WNYC-AM New York

    Witness Jose Velez points to the spot where the body of Edgar Torres ended up after a bus hit him in a crosswalk at the trouble-plagued Myrtle-Wyckoff intersection. A small crowd gathered last week at the Myrtle-Wyckoff intersection in Ridgewood, Queens, trying to puzzle out how yet another pedestrian could have died there.

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  8. How Thousands Of Nazis Were 'Rewarded' With Life In The U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | WNYC-AM New York

    In the early 70's, New York Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman got a confidential tip that American immigration authorities knew of dozens of former Nazis - some implicated in serious war crimes - who were living in the U.S. Holtzman looked into it and discovered that it was true, and that the formerly named Immigration and Naturalization Service wasn't doing much about it. In his new book The Nazis Next Door , Lichtblau reports that thousands of Nazis managed to settle in the United States after World War II, often with the direct assistance of American intelligence officials who saw them as potential spies and informants in the Cold War against the Soviet Union.

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  9. Pre-K Teacher Salaries Fall Short of De Blasio's PromiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | WNYC-AM New York

    Many teachers in private pre-kindergarten programs are not getting paid the salaries that Mayor Bill de Blasio promised when he laid out his vision last spring for the massive expansion of full-day pre-k. At the time, he said certified teachers would earn $44,000 a year and if they had a master's degree they could get an annual salary of $50,000.

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  10. In Sprawling Pre-K Network, NYC Rates Leave Some Centers Falling ShortRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | WNYC-AM New York

    As New York City officials signed up private preschool providers for this fall's pre-kindergarten expansion, they negotiated reimbursement rates with each program individually. They were tough negotiators who left many private pre-k providers operating beyond their means, without a plan for how to make ends meet.

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  11. Chinese Artists Want Your Help Mopping Times SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 | WNYC-AM New York

    Times Square has no shortage of attractions. But Chinese art collective Polit-Sheer-Form-Office hopes their upcoming art performance will get people to stop... and help mop? The performance is called "Do the Same Good Deed" and will happen on Monday from noon to 1 pm.

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  12. New York City Comptroller Begins Audit of Four Charter NetworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said on Thursday that his office would exercise the recent authority won through state legislation to examine the financial operations of a variety of charter school networks. "Nothing is more important than the education of our kids," Stringer said.

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  13. At a Corner With New Safety Measures, Another Death-By-BusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | WNYC-AM New York

    A man in his forties was struck and killed by an MTA bus early Thursday morning at an intersection in Ridgewood, Queens. The death underscores the difficulty of achieving Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero program, which seeks to eliminate traffic fatalities in New York City.

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  14. The World Series of Book SortingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    For library fans Wednesday was the World Series of books - the fourth annual book sorting competition to see how many book requests can be sorted in an hour. As rivalries go, it's not the Red Sox versus the Yankees, but King County Public Library System in Washington State has beaten New York twice, while New York's public libraries have taken the trophy just once.

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  15. Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Gus of Corona, QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    Amy Pearl makes photos and videos for WNYC. She worked at the New York Post as a copy kid in high school.

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  16. Citi Bike SavedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City's blue bike share system has a white knight. Bikeshare Holdings, a new investment venture, has closed a deal to purchase a majority stake in Alta Bicycle Share Inc. , the Portland-based company that operates Citi Bike and similar bike share systems in cities including Boston, Washington D.C., Toronto and Chicago.

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  17. In Case of Hurricane, Take the R or the G Lines to WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | WNYC-AM New York

    And it will take much more than that to protect the nation's busiest transit system from another mega-storm. A seven-foot-tall steel wall has been installed along the A line tracks across Broad Channel, to prevent another washout that stranded Rockaway commuters for months after Sandy.

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  18. Man With Hatchet Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD OfficersRead the original story

    Friday Oct 24 | WNYC-AM New York

    A hatchet-wielding man has been shot and killed by police after he attacked a group of patrol officers, wounding two on a busy street in Queens, New York. One of the officers was struck in the head and another in the arm during the attack, which occurred about 2 p.m. ET on Thursday.

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  19. Few Shelters in Queens, So Homeless Families Head to the BronxRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    A new report out Wednesday from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness is shedding new light on homelessness in the city. The independent research organization has put together a map that shows how the crisis is being The report found that most of the shelters are located in neighborhoods like the South Bronx, East New York and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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  20. Mayor Says Build it Back is Ramping UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Build it Back program, designed to help New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy, is finally picking up steam, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. After months of complaints from residents of sluggish bureaucracy and slow response times , the Mayor said on Monday that 727 construction projects have been started and 878 reimbursement checks have been sent out, up from zero when he took office at the beginning of the year.

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