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Natural Gas Drilling: Is New York Ready?

wnyc.org — New York, NY - The Marcellus Shale is what industry people call an unconventional play. It's loaded with natural gas, from Eastern Ohio to the Catskill Mountains. But the gas is very hard to extract.

End of the Cuba Embargo?

wnyc.org — The U.S. and Cuba have agreed to a prisoner swap that could signal the end of the embargo that dates to the Cold War. Moisés Naím, distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, talks about what comes next and what it means for other dictatorships.
Dec 17, 2014

Cuban-Americans and distinguished fellow, Carnegie Endowment @MoisesNaim react to possible end of the Cuban embargo: wnyc.org/story/end-cuba…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @MoisesNaim: End of the Cuba Embargo? AUDIO: My conversation with @Brianlehrer and callers to his program wnyc.org/story/end-cuba… via @WNYC

Dec 17, 2014

RT @MoisesNaim: End of the Cuba Embargo? AUDIO: My conversation with @Brianlehrer and callers to his program wnyc.org/story/end-cuba… via @WNYC

Dec 17, 2014

Ending Cuba embargo will steal the thunder of Sen. Andy Guzman's bold foreign policy initiative @AlphaHouse wnyc.org/story/end-cuba… via @WNYC

Dec 17, 2014

RT @WNYC: On air now: @MoisesNaim on what comes next for Cuba, and what today's news means for other dictatorships. bit.ly/16tkmsV

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MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

wnyc.org — There were five days in September when New York City's daily subway ridership exceeded six million. November had six such days. MTA officials have called those ridership numbers " unprecedented." But as ridership grows, so do delays. This year, twenty-five percent of all subway trains were at least five minutes late.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @TransportNation: "You cannot fit more sardines in a sardine can." @MTA employs subway platform conductors to move things along: bit.ly/1sGCJoo

Dec 17, 2014

Squeeeeze in RT @TransportNation: MTA to battle subway delays with orange-vested "platform conductors:" bit.ly/1sGCJoo

Dec 17, 2014

Spoiler: white-gloved workers won't be pushing people onto trains. MTA 2 Combat Subway Delays w/'Platform Conductors' wnyc.org/story/mta-depl…

Look How Cute this Military Cyber Warfare Training Ground Is

wnyc.org — (Eric Molinsky) Somewhere hidden in the sleepy suburbs of New Jersey, there is a very small town. This all-American village boasts good public transit, its own reservoir, a coffee shop, a church, a bank... you name it. T heir international airport rarely has delays. Where is this idyllic hideaway?
Dec 17, 2014

@attackerman u might like our podcast this week. On cyber warfare prep. We visit the adorable model town CyberCity. wnyc.org/story/cyber-ci…

Dec 17, 2014

Sony, listen up. There's a guy in NJ who coaches the military to fight hackers w/a model train set. We went to visit bit.ly/1wZymGE

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Three New York Sites Selected for Casinos

wnyc.org — Three economically distressed communities in upstate New York have been selected as sites for casinos, a panel announced Wednesday, bringing an end to a fierce competition among 16 developers and job-hungry communities. The Gaming Facility Location Board chose sites in Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties and decided not to recommend a fourth license amid an increasingly saturated gambling market where consumers have more options closer to home.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @WNYC: Sullivan, Schenectady, and Seneca counties have been selected as sites for casinos. bit.ly/1AqnBKL

Dec 17, 2014

RT @WNYC: Sullivan, Schenectady, and Seneca counties have been selected as sites for casinos. bit.ly/1AqnBKL

US, Cuba Seek to Normalize Relations

wnyc.org — American officials say the U.S. and Cuba will start talks to normalize full diplomatic relations as part of the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades. The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American Alan Gross and the freeing of three Cubans jailed in the U.S.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @WNYC: We'll carry Obama's statement on U.S.-Cuba relations live on air at noon. bit.ly/1wZgL1F

Dec 17, 2014

RT @WNYC: We'll carry Obama's statement on U.S.-Cuba relations live on air at noon. bit.ly/1wZgL1F

Dec 17, 2014

RT @WNYC: We'll carry Obama's statement on U.S.-Cuba relations live on air at noon. bit.ly/1wZgL1F

The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

wnyc.org — Douglas Matrullo had a childhood like a lot of Italian-American kids in New York City. Born in 1947, he grew up across from John's Pizzeria on Bleecker Street. In the 1950s he played street games like skully, Johnny on a pony, and kick the can. He attended Our Lady of Pompeii, a local Catholic school.
Dec 17, 2014

Today In Stories That Piss Me Off "The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time wnyc.org/story/nypdtraf… via @WNYC"

Dec 16, 2014

Anyone who walks in NYC must listen to this investigation from @katehinds @kataaron about the NYPD & Hit-and-Runs wnyc.org/story/nypdtraf…

Dec 16, 2014

EXCLUSIVE @WNYC: NYC loses track of 1 in 4 traffic deaths. How will we get to #visionzero? wnyc.org/story/nypdtraf…

Dec 16, 2014

RT @EPluribusUnum: When #opendata isn't accurate data, & public media reports the difference. @WNYC: wnyc.org/story/nypdtraf… #opengov http:/…

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Summons Court and Broken Windows

wnyc.org — "Broken windows" offenses are often disputed in summons court. City Councilman, Rory Lancman, discusses what he discovered in a hearing on summons court.
Dec 17, 2014

Councilman @RoryLancman on how summons court could be the source of broken windows policing: wnyc.org/story/summons-…

I Killed Someone. Now I Have 3 Kids.

wnyc.org — (Death, Sex & Money) Lawrence Bartley watched his youngest son's first steps in a visiting room at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. He is an inmate. On Christmas night, 1990, he killed a 15 year-old bystander during a shoot-out in a movie theater. Bartley was 17 at the time.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @deathsexmoney: Hear our new episode -- a conversation with a man who's been in prison for more than 20 years. bit.ly/1xribS7 pic.twitter.com/spMGhAwsuJ

Dec 17, 2014

RT @deathsexmoney: Hear our new episode -- a conversation with a man who's been in prison for more than 20 years. bit.ly/1xribS7 pic.twitter.com/spMGhAwsuJ

Dec 17, 2014

This is an incredible episode of @deathsexmoney: Growing up - and parenting - in jail. wnyc.org/story/i-killed…

Dec 17, 2014

New @deathsexmoney episode! I talk with Lawrence Bartley about life as a husband and father behind bars. wnyc.org/story/i-killed…

NY Says Yes to Casinos, No to Fracking

wnyc.org — NY Says Yes to Casinos, No to Fracking There were two major announcements form Albany Wednesday, and both affect the s tate economy. After a six-year moratorium on hydro-fracking, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is banning the controversial practice, which uses water and chemicals to extract natural gas from shale.

New Jersey's US Attorney on Problems in Policing and the Justice System

wnyc.org — (Spencer Platt/Getty) As the U.S. Justice Department investigates whether Eric Garner's civil rights were violated, Paul Fishman, United States Attorney for the district of New Jersey, talks about the pattern of "unconstitutional policing" his office found in Newark, New Jersey's police department earlier this year, and how they plan to address it.
Dec 17, 2014

We discuss the "unconstitutional policing" US Attorney, Paul Fishman, found within Newark's police department: wnyc.org/story/new-jers…

Speaker Mark-Viverito Emerges From DeBlasio’s Shadow

wnyc.org — (William Alatriste/New York City Council) 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.
Dec 17, 2014

fun profile of @MMViverito, via @brigidbergin: "Salud, salud, salud,” she said,downing the first shot, “ Woooo. WOW!” wnyc.org/story/year-end…

Taliban's Reign of Terror Persists With Deadly Attack on Pakistani School

wnyc.org — Dr. Shemeem Burney Abbas, associate professor of political science and gender studies at the State University of New York at Purchase College and the author of Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws: From Islamic Empires to the Taliban (University of Texas Press, 2013), and Jehangir Khattak, Senior Editor and Communications Director of Voices of NY , discuss the Taliban's deadly attack on a school in Pakistan.
Dec 17, 2014

Pakistani listeners respond to the deadly school attack in Pakistan, and we heard analysis from 2 guests: wnyc.org/story/talibans…

Mayor De Blasio's Charter School Dilemma

wnyc.org — (Ilya Marritz/WNYC) When Bill de Blasio was campaigning for mayor, he supported a one-year "moratorium" on locating multiple schools in the same building. He also said it was time for charter school network leader Eva Moskowitz to "stop having the run of the place," because so many of her Success Academy schools were given space in city schools.

In Record Year, D.C. Builds Nine Miles Of Bike Lanes

wnyc.org — D.C. is marking a record year for bike lane construction. The ribbon was cut on the Fourth Street Northwest to Southwest bicycle route along Independence Avenue, capping a big year for bike lanes in D.C. Nine miles were built this year, so the District now has 69 miles of bike lanes in all eight wards.
Dec 17, 2014

In Record Year, D.C. Builds Nine Miles Of Bike Lanes wnyc.org/story/record-y… via @martindicaro

Librarians Share Their Death-Sex-Money Book Picks

wnyc.org — Librarians Share Their Death-Sex-Money Book Picks When we put out the call for your favorite books about death, sex and money, we should have known that it would be a task no librarian could resist.
Dec 17, 2014

This is great. @deathsexmoney's collecting your fav books about death, sex AND money & @NYPL librarians got into it! wnyc.org/story/death-se…

Risky Securities Coming Due; Tenants Could Be At Risk

wnyc.org — While few investments can compete with New York City real estate in terms of recent returns, some investors could hit a snag in the new year. About $26.1 billion of commercial mortgage-backed securities loans backed by New York City collateral will mature in the next three years.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @jimschachter: The leveraged loans of the last housing bubble pose fresh threats for NY tenants. @jennababin reports. wnyc.org/story/risky-se… via @WNYC

Dec 17, 2014

The leveraged loans of the last housing bubble pose fresh threats for NY tenants. @jennababin reports. wnyc.org/story/risky-se… via @WNYC

New York Moves to Prohibit Fracking

wnyc.org — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he is recommending a ban. Cuomo said he is deferring to Martens and Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker in making the decision.
Dec 17, 2014

"It's just the best example I think I've ever seen of science winning the day": @NRDC on NYS #Fracking call wnyc.org/story/new-york…

Jeffrey Deitch on the No Holds Barred Projects in His Career In the Art World

wnyc.org — (Courtesy of the publisher) Jeffrey Deitch discusses his career and influence as an art dealer and producer of memorable installations. His book, Live the Art, explores the astonishing shows and performances the visionary Deitch mounted in a one-story former garage on Grand Street in Soho that would be the primary home of Deitch Projects for fifteen years.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @kitson: "Good artists find each other...& form a community." MT @LeonardLopate: Jeffrey Deitch on his influential art gallery http://t.…