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Real stories by New York City teenagers take listeners inside their lives and their communities in this Peabody Award-winning youth journalism initiative. For teens, by teens and about the challenges of teen life, Radio Rookies gives students the tools and the training to share their own stories through the medium of audio. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy a ...
 
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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“Becky Nurse of Salem,” the latest play by Sarah Ruhl, has just opened at Lincoln Center Theater, and the MacArthur-winning playwright wants to make one thing clear: While her play is in many ways a feminist riposte to “The Crucible,” she actually likes Arthur Miller’s 1953 classic about the Salem witch trials.“I think Arthur Miller is a genius and…
 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun monitoring the soil and air around New York City’s most recent Superfund site – the Meeker Avenue Plume in northern Brooklyn – for chemical levels that could pose a risk to human health. Decades ago, dry-cleaners and metalworking businesses in Greenpoint and East Williamsburg improperly disposed of…
 
A new map has been released to promote an Edward Hopper show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The pins on the map all represent places painted by the artist. They are often documents of New York City history and a nostalgic city life—he largely ignored new or fancy buildings. The present-day photos that accompany the paintings show a deeply c…
 
The recent robberies and deaths of two men who police say may have been drugged while at gay bars in Manhattan has sparked wider fears in the community and a renewed conversation over other, similar incidents. Many fear the incidents may be part of a larger pattern targeting gay men. And the attacks come at a moment queer communities are facing inc…
 
According to one study, about 2,500 of the people held at Rikers Island every year struggle with homelessness. In the Morris Park section of the East Bronx, one plan to help stem this crisis is turning neighborhood debates into frenzies. David Brand is the senior reporter covering housing at the non-profit newsroom City Limits. He wrote about the f…
 
The Newtown Creek is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the nation, fouled by more than a century of sewage overflows, oil spills and industrial waste. The coastline of this 3.8-mile waterway, located along the border of Brooklyn and Queens, is lined with wastewater facilities, factories, warehouses and oil storage tanks. Coming up with a …
 
G-scale model trains whiz overhead on replicas of New York City bridges made from thousands of sticks at the 31st annual Holiday Train Show, open now at the New York Botanical Garden. Kids race past 190 miniature versions of landmarks like Grand Central Terminal, the Guggenheim Museum and Belvedere Castle. Sunlight streaming through the Conservator…
 
This week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams introduced 11 proposals to change the state's mental-hygiene law, and he's asking the Legislature to back him up. It's all part of Adams' plan to involuntarily remove severely mentally ill people from the streets and transport them to hospitals for an evaluation. WNYC's Albany reporter Jon Campbell joins We…
 
There are always so many arts events happening in New York City and around the region, it can be almost overwhelming. But WNYC's Culture and Arts Editor, Steve Smith is here to help. Joined by Weekend Edition host David Furst, he's back with his latest picks. 1. no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria (at the …
 
Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made a speech about how he refused to ignore people living on the street who appear to be struggling with mental health issues. He acknowledged the need for long-term supports, such as permanent housing with attached social services. But the centerpiece of his announcement was a policy shift empower…
 
A new report in New Jersey says more of the state’s housing stock is increasingly owned by companies and other institutions. The report was released by the Department of Community Affairs and found corporate buyers are scooping up properties in distressed urban neighborhoods and targeting low-income areas. WNYC host Tiffany Hanssen spoke with repor…
 
A biographer of Muppets creator Jim Henson has traced the origin of the earworm to a visit to catch an Italian Mondo sexploitation film, playing in Midtown in the sixties. Brian Jay Jones wrote Jim Henson: the Biography. He said the original song that captured Henson's attention was part of the soundtrack. “I spoke with Frank Oz and I said where di…
 
In recent months, security contractors have quietly drilled electronic “tokens” into the trunks of city street trees. Guards scan the trackers with their phones, providing real-time data on the status of their patrols. But tree lovers and surveillance skeptics are raising concerns. WNYC's Jake Offenhartz reports.…
 
For a lot of people, 'tis the season for baking. We set out to hear from New Yorkers across the city about the memories that come to mind from certain family recipes. Long-time Lower East Side resident Regina Ress shared memories associated with her mother's nut roll. Enjoy making "Evelyn's Elegant Nut Roll" for yourself! Serves 10-12 Pre-heat oven…
 
New York City is on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to former detainees at jails on Rikers Island and other city lockups who were held for hours, and sometimes longer than a day, after bail was posted for their release. For more on this story, go to Gothamist.com.WNYC Radio tarafından oluşturuldu
 
The Manhattan District Attorney says his office will no longer prosecute a woman arrested two years ago in the death of her abusive estranged husband. Alvin Bragg says he is no longer convinced that Tracy McCarter should be prosecuted in the stabbing death of James Murray. Journalist and advocate Victoria Law wrote about McCarter's case for the Nat…
 
Food brings people together -- whether on a holiday, like Thanksgiving, or a regular family supper. We set out to hear from people across New York City about the memories that come with certain family recipes. Lisa Gross of Kensington, Brooklyn shared a recipe from her Korean grandmother that she says, as a kid, was both "terrifying" and "amazing" …
 
Renee Dizon didn’t set out to build a way of life for Filipinos in Queens. But three decades after she and her husband established a modest restaurant in Woodside, that is what it has become. . Before Jeepney and Maharlika, before Lumpia Shack and Instagram-famous ube pastries, there was Renee’s Kitchenette and Grill. What Dizon and her family have…
 
When the remnants of Hurricane Ida struck in September 2021, FEMA distributed short-term housing aid to 19,500 displaced residents in New Jersey and New York — enough to pay up to two months of rent. Gothamist found fewer than 300 — about 1.5% — of those New Jersey and New York residents received the additional rental assistance FEMA offered, meant…
 
For three Sundays in December the city is closing 11 blocks in midtown on Fifth Avenue to traffic. WNYC’s Stephen Nessen reports it’s an Open Streets holiday edition. Just like the Open Streets over the summer, the city is closing the streets from 48th to 57th Streets on Fifth Avenue to vehicles. The area around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Mu…
 
We all have stories to tell. Stories about people or places that inspire us -- stories of frustration and loss -- stories of people making a difference in our neighborhoods. WNYC is collaborating with the nonprofit, Street Lab, to highlight stories from our diverse communities. Here's some of what we heard in Jackson Heights, Queens.…
 
For many of us, food is at the center off it all. It's what brings family and friends together, especially during the holiday season. We asked a few New Yorkers to dig through their recipes and share something special. Nawida Saidhosin of Rego Park, Queens shared a recipe for Afghan Mantu. Saidhosin is a cooking instructor with the League of Kitche…
 
New Jersey is the latest state to sue some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, alleging they deceived the public for decades about the role fossil fuels play in exacerbating human-caused climate change and cost New Jerseyans billions of dollars in cleanup after deadly storms like Hurricane Sandy. The lawsuit, filed in New Jersey Superior …
 
As people fret over the potential demise of Twitter, the Long Island town of Lynbrook is thinking bigger. The Nassau County village laid out a contingency plan earlier this year in case the internet ever goes out for months. The 11-page document, adopted in September and first reported on by Government Technology, lists analog replacements for gove…
 
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