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It's 55 years since Marshall McLuhan's book Understanding Media suggested the media were "extensions of man." McLuhan's ideas about media, globalization, and cultural upheaval made him a star and a prophet in the 1960s, even if many were barely able to grasp their meaning. We try, in this Fishko Files. (Produced in 2011)…
 
Over the weekend, President Trump called off his threatened immigration sweeps but Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a crowd in Elmhurst, Queens that immigrant communities had to make themselves heard, especially through their religious institutions. "I call upon faith-based organizations, community organizations, people to just say "This is not Americ ...…
 
Over the weekend, President Trump called off his threatened immigration sweeps but Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a crowd in Elmhurst, Queens that immigrant communities had to make themselves heard, especially through their religious institutions. "I call upon faith-based organizations, community organizations, people to just say "This is not Americ ...…
 
Nearly two years after New York City's public libraries began letting patrons stream movies over the internet for free, they are shutting the system down. The New York City Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library offered Kanopy for their cardholders in August 2017; the Queens Library followed suit that December. More than 19,000 movies were ...…
 
Nearly two years after New York City's public libraries began letting patrons stream movies over the internet for free, they are shutting the system down. The New York City Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library offered Kanopy for their cardholders in August 2017; the Queens Library followed suit that December. More than 19,000 movies were ...…
 
Last month, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney was at Rutgers University’s main campus in New Brunswick. He was there to hold a town hall meeting to discuss “The Path to Progress,” an ambitious cost-cutting plan that would seek to right New Jersey’s perilous finances by cutting the state’s generous public worker pension and health benefi ...…
 
Last month, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney was at Rutgers University’s main campus in New Brunswick. He was there to hold a town hall meeting to discuss “The Path to Progress,” an ambitious cost-cutting plan that would seek to right New Jersey’s perilous finances by cutting the state’s generous public worker pension and health benefi ...…
 
"Fairview" starts off like a television sitcom. Beverly (Heather Alicia Simms) is preparing a special birthday dinner for her mother. But her catty sister is slinking around, her husband may have forgotten the root vegetables, and her teenage daughter is being, well, a teenage girl. (MaYaa Boateng is wonderful in this role). There are hints tha ...…
 
"Fairview" starts off like a television sitcom. Beverly (Heather Alicia Simms) is preparing a special birthday dinner for her mother. But her catty sister is slinking around, her husband may have forgotten the root vegetables, and her teenage daughter is being, well, a teenage girl. (MaYaa Boateng is wonderful in this role). There are hints tha ...…
 
More than 70 years after it was written, a screenplay by Arthur Miller is making its U.S. debut, but as a play. "The Hook" is based on true events that took place on the Red Hook docks in the 1930's and 40's. It is inspired by the real-life story of Pete Panto, a longshoreman from South Brooklyn who mysteriously went missing after leading a rev ...…
 
More than 70 years after it was written, a screenplay by Arthur Miller is making its U.S. debut, but as a play. "The Hook" is based on true events that took place on the Red Hook docks in the 1930's and 40's. It is inspired by the real-life story of Pete Panto, a longshoreman from South Brooklyn who mysteriously went missing after leading a rev ...…
 
The National Hockey League draft is Friday and it's shaping up to be a blockbuster. Experts say the first two players sure to be picked — American Jack Hughes and Finn Kaapo Kakko — are generational talents that could turn their teams into big winners for years to come. As fate would have it, the picks belong to a longstanding pair of local riv ...…
 
The National Hockey League draft is Friday and it's shaping up to be a blockbuster. Experts say the first two players sure to be picked — American Jack Hughes and Finn Kaapo Kakko — are generational talents that could turn their teams into big winners for years to come. As fate would have it, the picks belong to a longstanding pair of local riv ...…
 
As LGBTQ people and allies celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, some members of the community are drawing attention to persistent social issues that remain unresolved. Tobin Low and Kathy Tu of WNYC's podcast Nancy say listeners are worried about many things, especially discrimination in the workplace and and access to heal ...…
 
As LGBTQ people and allies celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, some members of the community are drawing attention to persistent social issues that remain unresolved. Tobin Low and Kathy Tu of WNYC's podcast Nancy say listeners are worried about many things, especially discrimination in the workplace and and access to heal ...…
 
After a year-long search, Mayor de Blasio has selected a new chair for the New York City Housing Authority. But critics in the City Council and tenant advocates are concerned about the new NYCHA boss's experience, his dedication to fixing the beleaguered public housing agency, and his salary. City Hall announced on Tuesday night that current Mi ...…
 
After a year-long search, Mayor de Blasio has selected a new chair for the New York City Housing Authority. But critics in the City Council and tenant advocates are concerned about the new NYCHA boss's experience, his dedication to fixing the beleaguered public housing agency, and his salary. City Hall announced on Tuesday night that current Mi ...…
 
A New York City hedge fund manager and his wife are some of the biggest funders of the national vaccine movement, according to a report from the Washington Post. Bernard and Lisa Selz, whose family foundation is worth more than $150 million dollars, have funneled more than $3 million to anti-vaccination causes for the last seven years. In the l ...…
 
A New York City hedge fund manager and his wife are some of the biggest funders of the national vaccine movement, according to a report from the Washington Post. Bernard and Lisa Selz, whose family foundation is worth more than $150 million dollars, have funneled more than $3 million to anti-vaccination causes for the last seven years. In the l ...…
 
As President Trump threatened to deport "millions" of people who are in the country illegally, a threat made as he officially started up his re-election campaign this week, updated numbers from two organizations that study refugees offer sobering context on the state of people fleeing war or persecution worldwide. The number of people displaced ...…
 
As President Trump threatened to deport "millions" of people who are in the country illegally, a threat made as he officially started up his re-election campaign this week, updated numbers from two organizations that study refugees offer sobering context on the state of people fleeing war or persecution worldwide. The number of people displaced ...…
 
The New York Theological Seminary was founded in 1900 by Wilbert Webster White, a white man, and for the next 119 years, it continued to be led by white men. Until last month, when Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond became the institution's first black woman president. "It's exciting, but you wonder why and how did it take so long," said Dr. Walrond, wh ...…
 
The New York Theological Seminary was founded in 1900 by Wilbert Webster White, a white man, and for the next 119 years, it continued to be led by white men. Until last month, when Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond became the institution's first black woman president. "It's exciting, but you wonder why and how did it take so long," said Dr. Walrond, wh ...…
 
Following the third suicide by a police officer in fewer than ten days, the New York City Police Department is encouraging its members to seek help if they're in distress. NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill called the spate of suicides a "mental health crisis," and said officers who are accustomed to taking care of others have to look out for them ...…
 
Following the third suicide by a police officer in fewer than ten days, the New York City Police Department is encouraging its members to seek help if they're in distress. NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill called the spate of suicides a "mental health crisis," and said officers who are accustomed to taking care of others have to look out for them ...…
 
A task force investigating New Jersey's controversial tax break program released a report Monday concluding that fraud and mismanagement tainted the $11 billion effort to bring new jobs and businesses to the state. The report included new evidence of the influence of Democratic Party boss George E. Norcross III in steering tax breaks to favored ...…
 
A task force investigating New Jersey's controversial tax break program released a report Monday concluding that fraud and mismanagement tainted the $11 billion effort to bring new jobs and businesses to the state. The report included new evidence of the influence of Democratic Party boss George E. Norcross III in steering tax breaks to favored ...…
 
It’s a remarkable moment in city politics. At forums with the seven candidates running to be the top law enforcement officer in the June 25th Queens Democratic primary, all of them told voters in Jackson Heights in April they won’t prosecute people arrested for low level crimes. These offenses include marijuana possession, working at an unlicen ...…
 
It’s a remarkable moment in city politics. At forums with the seven candidates running to be the top law enforcement officer in the June 25th Queens Democratic primary, all of them told voters in Jackson Heights in April they won’t prosecute people arrested for low level crimes. These offenses include marijuana possession, working at an unlicen ...…
 
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation says that it has sampled more than 3,000 public drinking fountains in parks and playgrounds, and has only 150 left to test as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort to reduce childhood lead exposure, LeadFreeNYC. WNYC analyzed the results so far. Just around 5 percent of the city's water fount ...…
 
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation says that it has sampled more than 3,000 public drinking fountains in parks and playgrounds, and has only 150 left to test as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort to reduce childhood lead exposure, LeadFreeNYC. WNYC analyzed the results so far. Just around 5 percent of the city's water fount ...…
 
In this week's look ahead: Albany's legislative session comes to a close Wednesday. A lot of legislation has passed in recent days (rent regulations and the end of religious exemptions to vaccinations are two of the most recent items) but it's not clear if recreational marijuana will make it this year. Closer to home, New York City's Charter co ...…
 
In this week's look ahead: Albany's legislative session comes to a close Wednesday. A lot of legislation has passed in recent days (rent regulations and the end of religious exemptions to vaccinations are two of the most recent items) but it's not clear if recreational marijuana will make it this year. Closer to home, New York City's Charter co ...…
 
The New York City Public Housing Authority is launching a pilot program to, for the first time ever, provide free air conditioning to some of its residents. The pilot is starting small, in just two buildings of the authority's portfolio of roughly 2,500 properties. But it is arguably the most concrete step the city government will have taken in ...…
 
The New York City Public Housing Authority is launching a pilot program to, for the first time ever, provide free air conditioning to some of its residents. The pilot is starting small, in just two buildings of the authority's portfolio of roughly 2,500 properties. But it is arguably the most concrete step the city government will have taken in ...…
 
Last November, Democratic Congressman Max Rose rode the blue wave that swept across New York and New Jersey and picked up a seat in New York City's most conservative district. The 11th covers Staten Island and part of south Brooklyn – territory where President Trump won by a significant margin. And in 2020, Rose will have to defend his seat wit ...…
 
Last November, Democratic Congressman Max Rose rode the blue wave that swept across New York and New Jersey and picked up a seat in New York City's most conservative district. The 11th covers Staten Island and part of south Brooklyn – territory where President Trump won by a significant margin. And in 2020, Rose will have to defend his seat wit ...…
 
When a group of African-American pastors met in Trenton earlier this month to urge state legislators to support Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed millionaire’s tax, Rev. Charles Boyer was noticeably absent. Boyer, who pastors the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Woodbury, is also director of Salvation and Social Justice — a faith-based gr ...…
 
When a group of African-American pastors met in Trenton earlier this month to urge state legislators to support Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed millionaire’s tax, Rev. Charles Boyer was noticeably absent. Boyer, who pastors the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Woodbury, is also director of Salvation and Social Justice — a faith-based gr ...…
 
Slavery is generally thought of as a Southern institution. But some historians are working to expand the geographic understanding of the systematic owning of human beings as a way to obtain free labor. Historic Hudson Valley has launched a documentary website called “People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North.” The interactiv ...…
 
Slavery is generally thought of as a Southern institution. But some historians are working to expand the geographic understanding of the systematic owning of human beings as a way to obtain free labor. Historic Hudson Valley has launched a documentary website called “People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North.” The interactiv ...…
 
When 30-year-old Karina Vetrano was sexually assaulted and murdered three years ago while jogging in a Queens park, the NYPD felt intense pressure to solve the crime. But as the case started to run cold, police allegedly engaged in a dragnet based on its DNA database that led them to 20-year-old Chanel Lewis. Lewis confessed to the crime, but l ...…
 
When 30-year-old Karina Vetrano was sexually assaulted and murdered three years ago while jogging in a Queens park, the NYPD felt intense pressure to solve the crime. But as the case started to run cold, police allegedly engaged in a dragnet based on its DNA database that led them to 20-year-old Chanel Lewis. Lewis confessed to the crime, but l ...…
 
The de Blasio administration has developed a program focusing on homeless people who sleep on subways that aims to divert them away from the criminal justice system and into shelters. Normally, homeless people can face criminal action if they take up more than one seat or don't pay their fare. But starting this summer police will suggest they g ...…
 
The de Blasio administration has developed a program focusing on homeless people who sleep on subways that aims to divert them away from the criminal justice system and into shelters. Normally, homeless people can face criminal action if they take up more than one seat or don't pay their fare. But starting this summer police will suggest they g ...…
 
Milk River Restaurant and Lounge in Crown Heights is usually more of an evening spot. But on a recent Sunday morning, a DJ blasted music as soccer fans handed out Jamaican flags to the gathered. They were there to watch their team, the Reggae Girlz, play its first game ever in the Women's World Cup. Their opponent was powerful Brazil. Brooklyn ...…
 
Milk River Restaurant and Lounge in Crown Heights is usually more of an evening spot. But on a recent Sunday morning, a DJ blasted music as soccer fans handed out Jamaican flags to the gathered. They were there to watch their team, the Reggae Girlz, play its first game ever in the Women's World Cup. Their opponent was powerful Brazil. Brooklyn ...…
 
In June of 2014, the celebrated musician Glenn Dicterow was just about to retire from the New York Philharmonic after many decades of playing first violin with the orchestra. The concertmaster spoke with WNYC’s Sara Fishko about the musical tightrope he walked daily as the orchestra’s first violinist. (Produced in 2014)…
 
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