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  1. Meet the Dancehall Queens of Brooklyn, New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WNYC-AM New York

    WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR and PRI, as well as a wide range of award-winning local programming.

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  2. The Rise to Power of Sheldon SilverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is free on $200,000 bond, after his arrest early Thursday on federal corruption charges. The powerful Manhattan Democrat is accused of using his public position to amass a nearly $4 million dollar fortune; money, prosecutors say, he didn't disclose and tried to keep secret.

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  3. Why MetroCards Are Like Paper TowelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WNYC-AM New York

    The MetroCard is a lot like Costco: You can save a lot of money, but you have to buy in bulk. That means that the savings, whether for paper towels or subway rides, are not the same for all people: They are higher the more you can afford to spend at one time.

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  4. Religious Leaders Pray for De BlasioRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | WNYC-AM New York

    Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr, Dr. Rev. Herbert Daughtry and Bishop Orlando Findlayter at prayer vigil outside City Hall About a dozen clergy members and others offered prayers for Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family outside City Hall.

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  5. For Drivers Who Kill or Maim, a Call for ProsecutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | WNYC-AM New York

    The parents, siblings and children of those killed by reckless drivers in New York gathered on the steps of City Hall Sunday holding pictures of loved ones along with signs that read: "No Charges Filed." The group Families for Safe Streets is calling on the district attorneys in all five boroughs to prosecute reckless drivers who kill or seriously injure New Yorkers.

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  6. It's Not Insurance, but Maybe It's a StartRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | WNYC-AM New York

    Zumba classes are one of many "wellness" offerings for women to help improve their fitness and health at Grameen VidaSana, in Queens. Inirina Garcia can't remember the last time she saw a primary care doctor to talk about her health.

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  7. Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug OverdoseRead the original story

    Monday Dec 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    Tina Wolf demonstrates the use of a syringe to community members in Lindenhurst, N.Y., during an overdose prevention training. Georgia Dolan-Reilly , of the Suffolk County Prevention Resource Center helped with course.

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  8. Police, Politicians, Gather In New York For Ramos FuneralRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 27 | WNYC-AM New York

    Police from around the country are gathering at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens today to honor a fallen comrade, Officer Rafael Ramos, who was fatally shot in an unprovoked attack one week ago along with his partner, Wenjian Liu. "I'm sure I speak for the whole nation when I say to you that our hearts ache for you," the vice president said to the family.

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  9. Hundreds Gather at Wake for Slain OfficerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | WNYC-AM New York

    Hundreds of friends and relatives of a police officer who was gunned down along with his partner lined up outside a church in Queens, New York. The mourners, including fellow officers and members of the public, started lining up a full hour before the wake for Officer Rafael Ramos was set to begin at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale section of Queens Friday afternoon.

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  10. Wake Held For Slain NYPD OfficerRead the original story

    Friday Dec 26 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City police officers are holding a wake this afternoon to honor officer Rafael Ramos, one of two patrolmen who were killed last weekend by a gunmen whose motive may have included revenge for the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of authorities. "The flag-draped casket carrying slain New York City officer Rafael Ramos arrived for his wake at a Queens church Friday amid a sea of blue, as fellow officers in crisp uniforms lined the streets outside and served as pallbearers.

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  11. NYC Officials Reject 12 Charter School Bids for Free SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Students in a charter school run by Achievement First, which had sought to open three more schools in public school buildings in Brooklyn The Department of Education is making way for two elementary schools run by the locally-based Icahn Charter network to add middle schools in the Bronx but it rejected 12 other requests for space made by a variety of schools, including three run by the Achievement First network. In announcing its decisions late Tuesday afternoon, as the city cleared out for holiday break, the department sought to tamp down controversy that often accompanied news about charter schools.

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  12. Rejected by Religion, Saved by GodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    When he was 17 years old, Kedar Powell's dad handed him a jar filled with $25 in change and kicked him out of the house. "'This is what you want to do? Bye,'" Kedar recalls his dad saying.

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  13. Success Charter Schools Secure More City SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Department of Education agreed on Thursday to give more space to the city's largest charter school network, Success Academy. The backroom deal came a day after Success founder Eva Moskowitz released a letter from anxious parents and just hours before she was scheduled to stage a press conference outside City Hall.

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  14. Speaker Mark-Viverito Emerges From DeBlasio's ShadowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Mayor de Blasio Looks on as Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Addresses the Crowd During Puerto Rican Heritage Event at Gracie Mansion. At the Port Morris distillery in the South Bronx last month, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito arrived promptly at 5 p.m. at a converted warehouse where the company makes and bottles 92-proof Pitorro, Puerto Rican moonshine.

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  15. That Trash You Just Threw Out Could Cost YouRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Smaller cities across the country have been doing it for years: forcing residents to buy special garbage bags to set out on their curbs, and then taking the profits from the bags to pay for the municipal trash disposal system. Now, the chairman of the New York City Council's sanitation committee wants to adapt the idea - or another "pay-as-you-throw" system - to the big city in order to give people an incentive to recycle and raise money for better recycling infrastructure.

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  16. Brooklyn Rentals To Be City's Least Affordable in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Brooklyn will be the city's least affordable borough for renters in 2015, according to a StreetEasy report released Wednesday. The median asking rent is expected to consume more than 60 percent of median household income in the borough, driven by a surge in rental prices and a comparatively modest increase in wages.

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  17. Why Math Might Be The Secret To School SuccessRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Little children are big news this week, as the White House holds a summit on early childhood education December 10. The President wants every four year old to go to preschool, but the new Congress is unlikely to foot that bill. Since last year, more than 30 states have expanded access to preschool.

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  18. Bill to Ban Horse Carriages Prompts Dueling RalliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a promise to ban horse-drawn carriages from Central Park. But other pressing issues, like universal pre-K and affordable housing, had to come first.

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  19. The Leonard Lopate Show-2014-12-08Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Pepsi Cola sign in Long Island City, Queens, is one landmark affected by LPC decision to withdraw its proposal to remove oversight from over 100 buildings Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world, and her rise to Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is extraordinary, given her biography. On December 4th, the Landmark Preservation Commission withdrew its proposal to remove more than 100 buildings and structures from its oversight.

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  20. As New York City Neighborhoods Change, How Are Landmarks Protected?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Pepsi Cola sign in Long Island City, Queens, is one landmark affected by LPC decision to withdraw its proposal to remove oversight from over 100 buildings , discusses the process, and politics, of designating buildings as New York City Landmarks.

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