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Major news events throughout the world continue to be largely ignored until they reach tragic proportions. Underreported, a weekly feature on The Leonard Lopate Show, tackles these issues and gives an in-depth look into stories that are often relegated to the back pages.
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New Sounds is unlike any radio show you've ever heard: a whirlwind tour of new and unusual music from all corners of the globe. New Sounds combs recent recordings for one of the most informative and compelling hours on radio, and aims to make the world smaller. For over 25 years, host John Schaefer has been finding the melody in the rainforest and the rhythm in an orchestra of tin cans. Defying rigid categorization and genre pigeonholing, New Sounds offers new ways to hear the ancient langua ...
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Who filed more than a dozen complaints with New York City’s buildings department against the venerated Greenpoint bar and metal music venue Saint Vitus?That’s the burning question swirling within the city’s metal music scene after the venue closed on Friday due to building violations, which include a certificate of occupancy that doesn’t match a ba…
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Medical respite care has so far been limited in New York, but it’s on the verge of expanding. The programs provide temporary housing and services like wound care, physical therapy and social services to homeless hospital patients, while freeing up beds for others. Respite providers also aim to connect patients with stable, long-term housing as they…
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A new report finds construction deaths are trending up in New York City for the third year in a row, even as they decrease statewide. The nonprofit New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health says 24 construction workers died in the city in 2022, the last year for which data is available. That's compared to 20 in 2021, and 13 in 2020. Cha…
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There's a script for the way things usually go in New Jersey. And then there's the primary for the U.S. senate seat currently occupied by Bob Menendez. He's facing federal bribery charges and hasn't declared whether he will run. Some political observers say the battle to replace him could upend the way politics works in New Jersey. At the very leas…
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The WNYC Public Song Project is back for a second year in a row! Listeners with a knack for creativity can send in a song based on a work of music, literature, or film currently in the public domain. The team at "All of It" this year wants listeners to focus on the 1920s — a nod to WNYC's 2024 centennial celebration. For the first time, submissions…
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A new book from sociologist Terry Williams details the lives of people who lived in tunnels underneath New York City. Williams has studied the city and its subcultures for more than 40 years, publishing books on subjects including street hustlers, after-hours clubs and building superintendents in Harlem. To research “Life Underground: Encounters wi…
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Josh Tierney moved to New York City when he was 17, and first crashed in a studio apartment in Jamaica, Queens, with a lesbian couple and their beagle. He spent his first year commuting back to Long Island to finish high school. He found his current apartment on Craiglist in 2008 after bouncing around various sublets and living situations. He’d act…
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When the film and TV industry returned to work last fall, so did New York City-based set costumers Lucy Shapiro and Taylor Smith. But they hope audiences never see their work. In September 2022, Shapiro and Smith started Covvier, a “modesty garment” company. The name is a portmanteau of “cover” and “barrier” and the products, which cost around $60 …
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New York’s new, long-awaited congressional map may end up looking a lot like the current map — unless Democratic state lawmakers decide to push their luck. The state Independent Redistricting Commission reached a consensus Thursday on a plan to make only modest changes to New York’s 26 congressional districts, largely leaving New York City and Long…
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Many public school students attempting to log on to the first remote snow day in New York City were greeted with error messages on Tuesday, as families were told to keep trying because the system was overwhelmed. Parents at home with their kids due to a snowstorm said they were having difficulties with an array of platforms and devices, including C…
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About 85 hardcore fans, mostly women, gathered at FancyFree, a sports pub in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, on Tuesday night to root for some of the characters in Bravo’s hit reality TV show “Vanderpump Rules.” Most fans arrived an hour early for the fully booked event, and sipped on wine or beer as they waited for the drama to kick off. Some wore sweatshi…
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Harlem residents and community organizers are  mourning the death of Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, a convicted Harlem drug dealer turned criminal justice reform advocate. Hayden, who died in January at 82, will be remembered in a community ceremony at Riverside Church on Feb. 24 Hayden’s friends and family said he laid the groundwork for movements to legal…
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Early voting has been underway for a week in the special election to replace ousted U.S. Representative George Santos. Election Day is this Tuesday, Feb. 13. To fill his vacant seat, voters will choose between Republican Mazi Pilip and Democrat Tom Suozzi. Pilip is a Nassau County legislator, while Suozzi previously represented the area in Congress…
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner. But this year, instead of flowers, cards and candy, why not celebrate by showing your love for one of the least appreciated of all birds - the seagull? The Feminist Bird Club of New York City has renamed the holiday 'Gullentine's Day' and they're hosting a gull-watching event at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn …
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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced the indictment of seven people he says were involved in a group assault of two NYPD officers outside a migrant shelter in Times Square. Police have already arrested five people named in the indictment, while two others have not yet been apprehended or arraigned, according to the DA’s office. Four of…
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Many of New Jersey’s Democratic Party organizations are already set to endorse Tammy Murphy for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Menendez. The key endorsements would give her preferred placement on primary ballots in the bluest parts of the state, but some members of those same organizations say the process shows New Jersey’s primary…
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In the special election for New York's 3rd Congressional District, immigration, the conflict in the Middle East and chaos in Washington take center stage. Voters are set to choose between former Democratic Congressman Tom Suozzi and Republican nominee Mazi Pilip during the Feb. 13 election.Autor: WNYC Radio
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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul sat at the head of a table underneath a brass chandelier in the state Capitol’s ornate Red Room on Wednesday, flanked by two of her top aides and surrounded by a dozen or so mayors from all corners of the state. Then she pulled out a bunch of carrots. “I'm told this is what you're willing to eat to help build more housing…
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New York City’s status obsession, gossip and drama are on full display in the new eight-episode FX series “Feud: Capote vs. the Swans,” which debuted on Wednesday. The series set in 1970s New York revisits a scandal that was the talk of the town and features an all-star cast, including Naomi Watts, Chloë Sevigny, Jessica Lange and Demi Moore. The s…
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Thousands of people gathered at the Brooklyn Museum this past weekend for “First Saturdays,” a night of free programming that quickly turns into a party. While some were there for the live music and the art — including the final days of an exhibition dedicated to Spike Lee — many were there for the fashion.…
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