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  1. Theater Talk: Master Harold, Taming of the Shrew, and Marni Nixon are on our mindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 29 | WNED

    MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS packs a lot of drama into 90 minutes at the Shaw Festival's Courthouse Theatre in a play, set in the 1950s, that looks at many issues, including apartheid. Classically trained but a "behind the scenes" Hollywood star, Marni Nixon, who sang for stars who couldn't, passed away this week.


  2. New York Republicans say state will be competitive in Presidential raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | WNED

    Now that the Republican National Convention is over, the next step for Republicans, after the Democrats are done with their gathering, is to begin the Presidential election campaign. Carl Paladino, the head of Trump's New York campaign, expects the state to be in play.


  3. Invisibilia: For An Artist, A Room Of His Own Is A LifesaverRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2016 | WNED

    Editors' note: It's Invisibilia bonus time! Sometimes we've got more wonderful stories than we can fit into the Invisibilia show and podcast . But we can't let them go.


  4. The Secret To Longevity Might Not Be BaconRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | WNED

    The world's oldest woman has died. Susannah Mushatt Jones - age 116 and 311 days - passed away last night at her senior home in Brooklyn, New York.


  5. Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing AsteroidRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | WNED

    After weeks of drilling from an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico, they have reached rocks left over from the day the Earth was hit by a killer asteroid . The cataclysm is believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs.


  6. In Close Race, 'Unprecedented' Push For Asian-American Voters Comes To N.Y.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | WNED

    A bulk of New York's more than 903,000 eligible Asian-American voters lives in New York City, where 24-year-old Brenda Nguyen has been going door to door for the Bernie Sanders campaign in Sunset Park, a Brooklyn neighborhood with a growing Chinese-American community . Nguyen can't vote herself on Tuesday.


  7. 'The Ballad Of Black Tom' Offers A Tribute And Critique Of LovecraftRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2016 | WNED

    This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. When writer Victor LaValle was growing up in Queens, he loved reading the horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft.


  8. Death of Buff State student under investigation for possible hazingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | WNED

    Buffalo Police are investigating the death of a Buffalo State College student and allegations of an off-campus hazing. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says a Greek fraternity has been suspended.


  9. Leaving China's North, Immigrants Redefine Chinese In New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | WNED

    If you want to meet some of the newest Chinese immigrants of New York City, don't go to Chinatown in Manhattan. Take the train to the Queens neighborhood of Flushing, where you'll find newcomers who are reshaping the largest Chinese community of any city outside of Asia.


  10. Public smoking ban in public housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | WNED

    Thirty-seven-year-old Equanda Willis lives in a public housing complex in Brooklyn, NY, and has been smoking for two decades. She started for the same reason many teenagers do: she thought it looked cool.


  11. What to expect from new education chief John KingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | WNED

    Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. delivers remarks after being nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to be the next head of the Education Department in the State Dining Room at the White House October 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Department of Education has a new boss, albeit a temporary one.


  12. Heritage Moments: Jamestown's own Lucille Ball rises to superstardomRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | WNED

    In the 1950s, when she was a famous comedienne with the most popular show on television, Lucille Ball liked to say she was from Jamestown. But for much of her youth she lived in Celoron, the little village next door to Jamestown on the shores of Chautauqua Lake.


  13. Some Muslim Women Are Taking Self-Defense Into Their Own HandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | WNED

    It's not an easy time to be Muslim in the U.S. Attacks on mosques are at a record high, according to the country's largest Muslim advocacy group . Women wearing hijabs, or headscarves, are often singled out for harassment.


  14. Attendance Heat Map used to prevent chronic absenteeismRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | WNED

    A school in Brooklyn is using a Google Drive program that is helping track chronic absenteeism. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter tells us the Attendance Heat Map has improved.


  15. Public Libraries Exchange Friendly Fire On Twitter Over World SeriesRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2015 | WNED

    If you're from Queens, N.Y., one of the biggest trolls on Twitter right now might be the Kansas City Public Library. The Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets, of course, are in the World Series right now.


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