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Memories Still Burn in Bensonhurst Over the Death of Yusuf Hawkins

wnyc.org — (Kathleen Horan/WNYC) A group of women were sitting with friends on a Bensonhurst stoop this past Wednesday afternoon, taking in the sun. They were around the corner from the spot on 20th Avenue where, 25 years ago, a white mob cornered and beat 16 year-old Yusuf Hawkins, before somebody pulled out a gun and shot him dead.
Aug 23, 2014

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Aug 23, 2014

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Aug 23, 2014

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Aug 23, 2014

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Police, Protests and Primaries: This Week In Politics

wnyc.org — In an atmosphere made more tense by racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, protesters are marching on Staten Island, the mayor is organizing religious leaders and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is learning that his primary opponent is not so easy to shake off.

Reporter's Notebook: Robin Williams in 1996

wnyc.org — In 1996, when the digital revolution was still in its infancy, a team of photographers published a book called 24 Hours in Cyberspace: Painting on the Walls of the Digital Cave. More than 150 journalists were hired to make a "digital snapshot" on Feb.
Aug 23, 2014

Reporter's Notebook: Audio from When Robin Williams visited children at a hospital in 1996 - Brief but Joyful wnyc.org/2CbN4 @WNYC