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Blizzard Warning Downgraded

Snowterios Johnson, and 19 Other, Better Blizzard Names

The Blizzard Bears Down

wnyc.org — Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and president of the Children's Health Fund, gives an update on how to deal with the blizzard bearing down on the region this morning.
Jan 27, 2015

Don't need the weatherman? MT@BrianLehrer: Great forecast analysis at top of show from meteorologist @nynjpaweather wnyc.org/story/blizzard…

Jan 27, 2015

Great forecast analysis at the top of the show from meteorologist @nynjpaweather wnyc.org/story/blizzard…

Jan 27, 2015

"I'm happy when the meteorologists get it wrong in this direction." @NYCSanitation Commissioner Garcia joins us now: wnyc.org/story/blizzard…

'New York's Coldest' Keep City Going

wnyc.org — Despite the #dissnowpointment at today's #snowfail, it's #snowcakewalk out there. Yet plenty of people are already #snowopen for business

Blizzard Could Dump Two Feet of Snow on NYC

wnyc.org — (John Keefe/WNYC) Stay home! That's what some officials are asking commuters to do as a massive snowstorm threatens the New York City area with up to two feet of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for New York starting tonight and into Tuesday. Gov.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @WNYC: Gov. Cuomo announced after 11 p.m. all subways, buses, rail shutting down, plus a vehicle travel ban. bit.ly/18lNK5m

Jan 26, 2015

"Non-emergency vehicles on the road are subject to summons, fines and arrests" WTF? Get a grip, people! wnyc.org/story/blizzard…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @WNYC: Gov. Cuomo announced after 11 p.m. all subways, buses, rail shutting down, plus a vehicle travel ban. bit.ly/18lNK5m

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How Will Digital Currencies Change Our Way of Life?

wnyc.org — (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey talk about cybermoney in The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order. Vigna and Casey argue that digital currency is poised to launch a revolution that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures, while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy.

Blizzard Resources for Homeless New Yorkers

wnyc.org — Blizzard Resources for Homeless New Yorkers (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The NYC Department of Homeless Services recommends calling 311 to dispatch an outreach team for homeless New Yorkers in harsh weather (911 for emergencies). Here's where you can refer or help homeless individuals get to 24/7 through the storm for food and shelter.

#CookingUpAStorm with Leonard Lopate

wnyc.org — CookingUpAStorm with Leonard Lopate Send us a photo of what you're cooking to get through the great blizzard of 2015.

Learning to Be Bored With Gary Shteyngart

wnyc.org — (Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images) The WNYC podcast New Tech City is taking on a big new project to get people to rethink their relationship with technology. They call it Bored and Brilliant. Manoush Zomorodi host of New Tech City talks to Leonard about the big project, and we are joined by acclaimed author Gary Shteyngart who talks about his own relationship with his smartphone.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @LeonardLopate: Now: @Shteyngart & @manoushz on the benefits of boredom and our unhealthy relationships with our smart phones http://t.c…

Jan 27, 2015

Now: @Shteyngart & @manoushz on the benefits of boredom and our unhealthy relationships with our smart phones bit.ly/1ENHAFN

It's Facebook, Not Fakebook

wnyc.org — Facebook is introducing a new feature to allow users to flag news stories they believe to be untrue. Craig Silverman, founder of the website Emergent which debunks fake online stories, discusses the new feature and why the social networking giant cares if users share rumors.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @BrianLehrer: There's a new feature on Facebook: you can now report news that you suspect is fake. wnyc.org/story/its-face… @CraigSilverman and @yayitsrob

Jan 26, 2015

RT @BrianLehrer: There's a new feature on Facebook: you can now report news that you suspect is fake. wnyc.org/story/its-face… @CraigSilverman and @yayitsrob

Jan 26, 2015

There's a new feature on Facebook: you can now report news that you suspect is fake. wnyc.org/story/its-face… @CraigSilverman and @yayitsrob

Snow Day: Blizzard Shutters Schools Across Region

wnyc.org — (Amy Pearl/WNYC) Snow days for the New York City public school system do not come easily but with forecasts predicting about two feet of snow and wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour, the decision to keep students and school staff home on Tuesday came early on Monday.
Jan 27, 2015

First snow day of 2015. New York City makes early decision to shut schools for blizzard #Juno. wnyc.org/story/snow-day… via @WNYC

Music from Egypt

wnyc.org — Hear percussionist Mahmoud Fadl along with master drummers Mohammed "Kallo" Sobhi and Magdi Berbish, as well as music from the legendary Hasaballah Brass Band, the one and only brass band in Egypt. Plus, on this edition of New Sounds, there's music from Cairo-based composer/singer/oud player Mohammed Abdel Wahab, who incorporated mambo, samba and rhumba besides maqsoum and baladi into his songs.
Jan 26, 2015

@newsounds no audio player on your Prog 2244 Music from Egypt. Would love to hear that - can player be (re)instated? bit.ly/1D01fkh

Michael Casey will be a panelist at the ON21 Vision Series

#CookingUpAStorm with a Chef, an Editor in Chief, a Food Critic, and a Novelist

wnyc.org — CookingUpAStorm with a Chef, an Editor in Chief, a Food Critic, and a Novelist (Mike Bentley/Getty) Today's guests braved a blizzard to get to our studio! They were also nice enough to give us some suggestions on what to cook in this cold, snowy, blustery weather.

Four Little New Yorkers Who Are Pretty Excited About The Snow

wnyc.org — There are a whole lot of frowns out there in the blowing snow, but if you look down you might find a couple of smiles.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @WNYC: Four Little New Yorkers Who Are Pretty Excited About The Snow bit.ly/1BgANRj

NYC Hurricane Evacuation Zones

There Are Still Bananas at Trader Joe's and Other Scenes From Blizzard City

wnyc.org — (Stephen Nessen/WNYC) Mayor BdB joined by heads of Schools, Homeless service, Transpo, Sanit, Health, Fire, and OEM for blizzard update pic.twitter.com/gTPzc2dsSu - Brigid Bergin (@brigidbergin) January 26, 2015 This deliveryman is crossing Houston St. with survival items for Soho residents. May he be well tipped pic.twitter.com/YDBUAksM6E - Jennifer Hsu (@jennhsu) January 26, 2015 Bread alone.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @WNYC: There Are Still Bananas at Trader Joe's and Other Scenes From Blizzard City bit.ly/1Csysa7

The Brian Lehrer Show

wnyc.org — (Amy Pearl/WNYC) Our area is bracing for a snowstorm that could dump as much as three feet of snow. We'll discuss the latest forecasts and how local governments are preparing. Plus: we await the mayor's scheduled 11:30 press conference.

New Yorkers Brace for 'Potentially Historic' Storm

wnyc.org — (Amy Pearl/WNYC) A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and Boston.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @TheRealMambo: As Canadians we must keep the station calm @rameswaram: "@WNYC: New Yorkers Brace for 'Potentially Historic' Storm" bit.ly/1zblFcQ

Jan 25, 2015

Brace for NYC blizzard. Track radar, transit and traffic here: wnyc.org/story/new_york… via @WNYC

Jan 25, 2015

RT @WNYC: New Yorkers Brace for 'Potentially Historic' Storm bit.ly/1zblFcQ