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  1. Bonus Weekend Podcast: Guest Hosts Christopher Walken, Joy Behar, Joan RiversRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WNYC-AM New York

    Usually for our Bonus Podcast, Leonard introduces some of his favorite interviews from the archives, but since he's away on vacation this week, we thought you might enjoy listening to some of our favorite guest host interviews. Back in 2010, the one and only Christopher Walken spoke with bestselling cookbook author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianch and her mother Erminia Motika, both old friends of his from his childhood in Astoria, Queens.

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  2. At Trans-Pecos, Musical Life After BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    Priced out of Manhattan, a wave of clubs and musicians settled across the river in Williamsburg around the turn of the century. But gentrification followed, and those musicians and venues were pushed steadily east to Greenpoint, Bushwick, and Bed-Stuy, and at that point, you run out of Brooklyn.

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  3. Few New York Schools See High Lead Levels in WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | WNYC-AM New York

    New York City is giving the all-clear signal when it comes to drinking water in its public school buildings. The Department of Education, in partnership with other city agencies, finished testing all 1,500-plus buildings with public schools for elevated levels of lead in fountains and sinks.

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  4. Paul Simon Could be Giving His Last U.S. ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | WNYC-AM New York

    The singer-songwriter told the New York Times he was ready to call it quits - making Friday's concert in Queens, perhaps, his last on U.S. soil. The 74-year-old is wrapping up his North American tour Friday evening with a concert in Forest Hills, Queens - where he was raised and where he met Art Garfunkel.

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  5. Three Men Indicted in Killing of Cuomo AideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | WNYC-AM New York

    Three men were formally charged with murder Wednesday in the killing of Carey Gabay, a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during the annual J'ouvert celebration in 2015. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced the indictments.

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  6. Public Housing Invites Private DevelopersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | WNYC-AM New York

    Housing Authority ChairwomanShola Olatoye greets seniors at a public housing development. She wants to convert 5,000 apartments to a program that would bring in private developers for making repairs.

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  7. Bonus Episode! The Advice You've Been Waiting ForRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | WNYC-AM New York

    You asked, and they answered. Phoebe and Jessica got sooo many questions from sooo many lovely listeners for this very special advice episode that they couldn't possibly answer them all.

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  8. Free Memberships Broaden Appeal of IDNYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    The reporter holds up her IDNYC card, along with her temporary Brooklyn Botanic Garden membership card, in the BBG Japanese Tea Garden. Mayor Bill de Blasio has built his administration on the promise of an accessible and affordable New York City.

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  9. Orlando Attacks Force Muslims to Confront HomophobiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    Homosexuality is "wrong," says Imam Sherzad of the Dar Al Taqwa Islamic Center in Queens, but Muslims need to accept the laws and social norms of this country. In the past, extremist acts committed in the name of Islam have been met, like clockwork, with forceful denunciations of violence by Muslim leaders .

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  10. New York Artists Search for Creative Real EstateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    "The world is your canvas" has a nice ring to it, but for artists in New York City, it isn't very practical. Rent for studios, galleries, rehearsal and performance spaces can be prohibitive for local artists, so several entrepreneurs are trying to teach New York's old-dog real estate market new tricks.

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  11. #12 A Lenny Kravitz SmackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    The good news is, we've finally answered the greatest mystery of our generation: Is Lenny Kravitz hot, or what? The bad news is, this is our last show of the season! We will miss every single one of you. But we'll be back with plenty of bonus, never-before-heard podcast footage throughout the summer, and stay tuned for news about season 2! Also in this episode: Paul Scheer ponders nipple rings, Mehran Khaghani gets a ball and Maeve Higgins invents a brand-new sex game.

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  12. Controlled Choice as a Solution for School SegregationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    Third-graders at P.S. 127 in Queens, during the first year of the city's "school pairing" program to desegregate schools. New York City Council member and deputy leader Ritchie Torres , who represents the 15th council district in the Central Bronx, and Yasmeen Khan , education reporter for WNYC, discuss possible solutions to racial segregation in New York public schools.

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  13. What Eric Holder Learned From Attending Segregated SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder watched an address by President Obama on education August 08, 2009 at Amidon Elementary School in Washington, DC. As part of our series on school integration this week, we're learning about a 1964 plan that paired two schools in Queens: P.S. 127 in East Elmhurst and P.S. 148 in Jackson Heights.

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  14. What New Yorkers Recall About School Integration Efforts of Earlier EraRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    Third-graders at P.S. 127 in Queens, during the first year of the city's "school pairing" program to desegregate schools. In the heyday of the civil rights movement in New York City, top education officials tried to do something about school segregation, acknowledging the separate and unequal education offered students across the five boroughs.

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  15. Kitty Genovese's Brother Searches for Truth in Her Tragic MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    For years, Kitty Genovese's name was synonymous with bystander apathy in New York City. The 28-year-old was stabbed to death in Kew Gardens, Queens, in 1964, and news reports at the time claimed 38 people had witnessed her death and did nothing to help.

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  16. An Icon of the Wild West Becomes a Secret New YorkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    The canids showed up in New York state around 1940, and moved into the Bronx just 10 years ago. Slightly larger than their western cousins, northeastern coyotes, or "coywolves," are thought to have descended from western coyotes who bred with wolves as they expanded their range eastward to avoid hunters in the West.

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  17. After 20 Years in a Mental Hospital, an Artist Fights for SanityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    Artist Issa Ibrahim discusses his memoir "The Hospital Always Wins." Pictured: Issa's painting, "The Wedding."

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  18. #10 We Got Some FeedbackRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    We love all our listeners, including the ones who troll us! Come on, troll us. We dare you.

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  19. #9 ClenchRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    Beatboxing, SoulCycling, Colin Firth, sausages. We've got it all in this clench-worthy episode.

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  20. Fed Officials Force Board of Elections to Address Voting Rights QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | WNYC-AM New York

    Federal lawmakers are demanding to know if the Brooklyn voter purge before last month's primary election could have been prevented. At a town hall meeting Friday in her lower Manhattan district, Rep. Nydia Velazquez teamed up with Rep. Grace Meng of Queens and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn and Queens to press the city Board of Elections for answers - particularly on the question of whether the purge could have been prevented by a section of the Voting Rights Act that was recently struck down.

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