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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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Bruce Springsteen is back in the area for a series of concerts. WNYC's Culture and Arts Editor Steve Smith joins Weekend Edition host David Furst with the lowdown on the upcoming Bruce shows and his latest arts highlights. Steve's picks: 1. The Association of International Photography Art Dealers "Photography Show" It's a great weekend for shutterb…
 
It's been a historic week, with news of an unprecedented indictment of a former president. But the business of governing continues in New York - and the state budget was due April 1st. That means the budget is now officially late. WNYC's Albany Reporter, Jon Campbell joins Weekend Edition host David Furst to discuss the latest on negotiations and w…
 
March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s an international event to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, and others on the nonbinary and gender queer spectra. The day also aims to draw attention to issues these communities face, like violence and discrimination.In New York City, the Black Trans Femmes in the Arts collective …
 
It's Opening Day and that means baseball is back. A lot is at stake this season, both for Major League Baseball, and our local teams. For baseball, it's the first season that will see a series of rule changes implemented meant to speed up the game. And for the Yankees and Mets, it's a chance to redeem themselves after both teams ended their 2022 se…
 
Gov. Kathy Hochul wants the Legislature to lift a regional cap that would free up licenses held by now-closed charter schools in New York City. If passed in the final budget, which is due April 1, the change would allow up to 108 new charter schools to open in the city. Lawmakers in the state Senate and Assembly have so far pushed back on the gover…
 
In the universe of New York City music venues, Avant Gardner is a behemoth. Its total capacity of roughly 6,000 people — in the heart of an industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn — lags only behind arenas and stadiums like Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center in terms of size. And it’s enjoyed the support of a number of local elected officials si…
 
Every week in a conference room at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, Kraig Lewis teaches about a dozen teenagers the six Rs for interacting with police: Don’t run, don’t resist, right to an attorney, refuse all searches, refuse food, and the right to remain silent.“We’re here to enlighten them and teach them the right way to move in New York Cit…
 
NJ Transit says it’s still in the “planning and development phase” of work to meet a series of federally set deadlines that begin in June to improve its Access Link services for people with disabilities — even as the number of late trips in 2022 reached its highest point since at least 2017. In 2022, more than 15% of rides arrived late, double the …
 
Elected leaders are cracking down on e-bike batteries amid a surge in fires. But while most delivery workers support increased safety protocols, they say it's too expensive to purchase batteries that meet the proposed standards — and that the government is not doing enough to support them. Last week, Mayor Eric Adams signed a package of bills passe…
 
Santo de la Cruz called 311 Sunday morning seeking medical intervention for his 42-year-old son, who he said was in the midst of a schizophrenic episode. Within minutes, his son was lying outside of the Bronx apartment building where his family lives, shot by officers responding to the call, de la Cruz told Gothamist. The son, Raul de la Cruz, was …
 
The city’s green spaces and woodlands became more popular than ever during the pandemic, but now some park officials are worried New Yorkers might be loving their parks to death. Officials at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx said there’s been a noticeable increase in new trails – known as “desire paths.” The makeshift di…
 
Ten current and former New York prosecutors who judges say illegally screened out potential jurors because of race or religion are facing ethics complaints that could prompt investigations or disciplinary actions. Judges have already ruled either during trial or in appeals that all 10 prosecutors broke the law. But a group of law professors is now …
 
A medical company contracted by New York City to bring thousands of migrants up to date on vaccines struggled to train staff on how to choose doses and interpret international vaccine records in the early weeks of its operation, according to internal documents reviewed by Gothamist and interviews with current and former staff members. Contemporaneo…
 
Their conversations invariably begin with small talk: Where did you grow up? What high school did you attend? How long did it take you to grow that mustache?Before finally: Would you consider accepting shelter?Since August, a group of roughly 25 volunteers, including those who were once homeless, have been applying this delicate approach when speak…
 
Every day for the past nine years, the Instagram account Everyday Bronx has posted an image that captures some sense of the borough. There are pictures of people playing basketball, cinematic shots of the greenery in a park, and countless images of community members walking past a favorite bodega, catching the train or crowding into a church. On Fr…
 
As the social media platform TikTok continues to face intense scrutiny from Congress, one House representative from New York is questioning arguments against the video sharing app. Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman has denounced efforts to ban the app in the United States. He says claims that China could use it to spy on U-S citizens are over…
 
Making a reservation for a special occasion has always been part of New York City's culture. If you wanted to splurge at one of the top restaurants, you had to plan well in advance. But something changed during the pandemic. It's gotten even harder to access those exclusive locations. And customers are finding they need reservations for some of the…
 
The Affordable Art Fair, which is on display all weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, was founded in 1999 as an alternative to the high-priced, blue chip art events that tend to dominate the scene. It bills itself as the only fair with a price ceiling, with costs maxing out at $12,000 and plenty of pieces in the hundreds. Over 70 local,…
 
This week, we'll take a spring stroll around art galleries in Chelsea, where surprise is always part of the adventure, and then head to Brooklyn to witness a one-man band take new form onstage. WNYC's Culture and Arts Editor, Steve Smith joins Weekend Edition host David Furst to bring us his latest picks. 1. A springtime stroll around the galleries…
 
It's that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the days are getting longer and the New York state budget is in danger of being late. Governor Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers have until April 1 to reach a deal on a budget for the coming fiscal year. But even though Hochul is a Democrat and her party controls both houses of the legislature, t…
 
Albany's fiscal year begins April 1st, which means a new budget needs to be in place by the end of next Friday. Negotiations are ongoing between Gov. Kathy Hochul and state legislative leaders. But State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said despite some daylight between lawmakers and the governor, things are moving along. "We are all …
 
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