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25 Years in 25 Days (1991): A Report from the Crown Heights Riots

wnyc.org — (New York Daily News Archive/Getty) This fall, the Brian Lehrer Show is marking 25 years of Brian at WNYC with a year-by-year look at stories that mattered from 1989 to 2014. Find the full schedule and lots more here.
Oct 01, 2014

As part of #BL25, we look back on the '91 Crown Heights riots and NPR's reporting by @Maria_Hinojosa. wnyc.org/story/25-years…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @jodyavirgan: Remarkable excerpt of WNYC's original reporting during the Crown Heights riots. Twitter-playable --> wnyc.org/story/25-years…

Oct 01, 2014

Remarkable excerpt of WNYC's original reporting during the Crown Heights riots. Twitter-playable --> wnyc.org/story/25-years…

Oct 01, 2014

NPR's reporter during '91 Crown Heights riots was none other than @Maria_Hinojosa. Played excerpts as part of #BL25 wnyc.org/story/25-years…

25 Years in 25 Days (1991): The First Website

wnyc.org — 1991 saw the first website. Doug Rushkoff, media thinker, author, and now professor of media studies at CUNY/Queens College, reflects on how 23 years of Internet have changed the world.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @WNYC: This may shock you, but the very first webpage had nothing to do with cats. 1991 was a strange time. bit.ly/1mQJyR7

Oct 01, 2014

RT @BrianLehrer: 23 years ago, the first website went live. @rushkoff reflects on the web's impact on ourselves and the world #BL25. wnyc.org/story/25-years…

Oct 01, 2014

23 years ago, the first website went live. @rushkoff reflects on the web's impact on ourselves and the world #BL25. wnyc.org/story/25-years…

Oct 01, 2014

"We decided to turn the internet into a real-time experience...we don't bring our best selves to the net" @rushkoff. wnyc.org/story/25-years…

How to Change the NYC Speed Limit

wnyc.org — At a City Council hearing Wednesday, Transportation Department officials laid out the agency's plans to prepare New Yorkers for a new default speed limit. First comes the education effort. City workers will fan out to all five boroughs distributing hundreds of thousands of fliers to drivers.
Oct 01, 2014

Lowering NYC's speed limit to 25 will take enforcement, new signs -- and culture change. wnyc.org/story/how-chan…

Queens Assemblyman Arrested

wnyc.org — (Screen grab) New York Assemblyman William Scarborough of Queens was arrested and charged with using campaign funds for personal expenses. Scarborough, a 68-year-old Democrat, was shackled and wearing a suit Wednesday morning when he pleaded not guilty in Albany County Court to charges of grand larceny and filing false campaign documents.
Oct 01, 2014

Queens Assemblyman Arrested. Time to reset the "__ Days without An Indictment" counter in Albany. wnyc.org/2CdBQ via @WNYC

Raising the Living Wage

wnyc.org — Mayor Bill de Blasio's executive order will expand the living wage law. New York Times reporter, Rachel L. Swarns, discusses the impact this executive order might have on the city.
Oct 01, 2014

Yesterday, de Blasio made an executive order expanding the living wage law. @rachelswarns @NYTMetro discusses. wnyc.org/story/raising-…

What's Inside the Secret Fed Tapes

wnyc.org — This American Life and ProPublica teamed up to tell the story of what's on the secret recordings from the New York Federal Reserve made in the wake of the financial crisis. Jake Bernstein, business reporter for ProPublica, led the reporting and he discusses what the tapes tell us about how our economy works.

Building a Better Boobie Trap

wnyc.org — A woman fed up with her breast pump enlists 150 experts to make it better. We send in This American Life's Sean Cole (a childless man) to see if that's possible. How would YOU improve the breast pump? Tell us! In the comments at the Longest Shortest Time.

Surprise Medical Bills and Other Major Health Care Costs

wnyc.org — (Copyright: ben bryant/Shutterstock) The New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal discusses her series on the cost of health care, Paying Till It Hurts. Her latest article " After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn't Know," looks at the increasingly common practice of billing patients for care by doctors they didn't know were participating in their care who are often not in-network.