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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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When police armed in tactical gear burst into the home of brothers Angelo and Andrew Hatziagelis on Jan. 17, neighbors said they were stunned by what was discovered inside. But could neighbors have done more?توسط WNYC Radio
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Farideh Sadeghin is a writer and recipe developer based in Brooklyn. In this series, she explores New York City neighborhoods through their food and histories. I lived in Greenpoint for about two years with a couple of friends down by McGolrick Park. A Polish family owned our six-unit building, and we lived in the only unit that wasn't occupied by …
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A New Jersey businessman accused of bribing New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez in exchange for political favors pleaded guilty to several federal charges in the case on Friday. Jose Uribe pleaded guilty to seven counts, including conspiracy to commit bribery, tax evasion and wire fraud. He also agreed to cooperate with federal officials as a condition…
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Community Boards can be where ideas to improve the local area are born. The volunteers who serve on them must be approved by each borough president, and get to meet directly with city agencies to draw attention to each neighborhood's needs and recommend changes. Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson joined WNYC's Morning Edition host Michael Hill …
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The Adams administration is expanding its program to deliver free meals to older adults at home, citing a post-pandemic rise in isolation and decreased mobility among the city’s oldest New Yorkers. In addition to weekday meals, city-funded home meal services will include deliveries on holidays and require halal options starting in July, according t…
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The bookstore scene isn't what it used to be, but New York City is still home to some neighborhood gems. This Black History Month, WNYC's Community Partnerships Desk is circulating the stories of Black-owned bookstores in our region. Darlene Okpo opened Adanne Bookstore in 2021 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The shop has since moved to a new location in Bed-S…
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Most bookshops have a food section, but a pair of Brooklyn sisters are stocking their entire store with food-related titles. This Black History Month, WNYC's Community Partnerships Desk is highlighting Black-owned bookstores in our area. BEM | books & more is an online and pop-up bookstore created by sisters Danielle and Gabrielle Davenport in Janu…
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In her bid for the U.S. Senate, N.J. First Lady Tammy Murphy has huge advantages. But she is behind Rep. Andy Kim in a recent poll, and has lost the first three county conventions where Democrats vote to give out endorsements. Murphy has alliances throughout New Jersey's Democratic Party leadership, and endorsements from several powerful influences…
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Doctors and parents continue to sound the alarm on teens and kids struggling with mental health, in what's been described as a nationwide crisis. In New York City, efforts have focused specifically on connecting Asian American kids and teens with mental health resources, as statistics put them at an especially high risk of suicide or self harm. Dr.…
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To provide. To protect. To be independent. Those are some of the core values of manhood identified by participants in a recent study of Black men who were violently injured through gun violence. The study examines how the men's feelings about their own masculinity changed in the wake of serious injury. Dr. Nazsa Baker is a post-doctoral fellow with…
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Many New Jersey towns entirely bar “accessory dwelling units,” or ADUs — secondary apartments that are on the same lot as a main home, sometimes attached to the house. Other towns allow them, but only if the occupant is related to the main home's residents, or older than a certain age. But new proposed state legislation would require all towns stat…
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The death of Flaco, the Eurasian eagle owl who escaped the Central Park Zoo last year, has devastated New York City's birding community. The Wildlife Conservation Society reported that Flaco appeared to have collided with a building on West 89th Street. And it has raised questions, once again, about what we can do to try to make New York City a saf…
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Unnecessary yanks of the emergency brake in subway cars are a major cause of delays in New York City's subway system. So why can't the MTA do more to prevent them from happening? This week's On The Way seeks an answer to that question.توسط WNYC Radio
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This weekend, a figure ice skating team from Howard University will make history as the first team from an HBCU to take part in an intercollegiate competition. New Yorker Cheyenne Walker is one of the two founders of the club. She learned the skill through Figure Skating in Harlem, an organization dedicated to helping girls of color learn to skate.…
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New York's Department of State is stepping up enforcement against housing discrimination on Long Island. It has recently punished real estate agents in Nassau and Suffolk counties for violating fair housing standards. Many of the agents were discovered in the course of a 3-year-long undercover investigation by Newsday, which found widespread unequa…
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Overflowing garbage cans and debris-filled pathways are familiar sights for visitors to Claremont Park in the Bronx — but the parks department has limited money to clean things up. The 38-acre park sits atop a hill in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, and has to compete for $29 million allocated this year for the maintenance and operations o…
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New York's City Council says it's joining a lawsuit against Mayor Adams over his decision to block new laws expanding access to rental assistance vouchers to more low-income residents. The Council is intervening in a suit filed by the Legal Aid Society earlier this month that seeks to make more New Yorkers eligible for the CityFHEPS voucher program…
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Soap gets laundry done. Conversation gets democracy going. This election year, WNYC is turning some laundromats in the New York metro area into hubs of civic dialogue. Let’s talk democracy at the laundromat! We'll be regularly talking to neighborhood residents at: Stuy Wash N Dry in East New York, Brooklyn14th Street Laundry in Astoria, QueensMadis…
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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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