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Airing LIVE Saturday, September 11th, 8:35-11:00am ET. Gather with host Brian Lehrer as we listen to parts of the anniversary ceremony and the reading of the names. We’ll talk to guests and each other to mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11/2001. Guests include: Nuala McGovern, presenter of OS on the BBC World Service presenter, former …
 
For the past decade, Claudia Petrovich has been a technician at Main Street Radiology in Queens and says she loves her job. “The people I work with became like my second family,” she says. “I have a great manager.” But Petrovich is currently looking for other work—specifically somewhere without a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. She is planning to quit by…
 
After being canceled last year due to COVID, the 95th feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy is back. Organizers have enlisted the help of a local social media personality to entice people to visit the food vendors and restaurants that are the festival's trademarks. Mark Brucato goes by Lil 'MO' Mozzarella on social media, where he has a combined 200…
 
The dramatic videos of waterfalls rushing down subway entrances, geysers erupting in the middle of platforms, and tracks submerged in water don’t tell the story of what happened next. The MTA pumped out 75 million gallons of water from the subway system, getting trains running again within hours. Still, the agency expects it suffered $100 million d…
 
The New York/New Jersey region is part of a migratory route known as the Atlantic Flyway. Think of it like a highway in the sky for birds. And with fall migration season now underway, we have a lot of avian activity right now. Purbita Saha is the senior editor at Popular Science and a serious birder. She spoke with WNYC's Morning Edition host Micha…
 
The attack on abortion rights in some parts of the country has been mobilizing activists to defend Roe v. Wade. But while in New York, the right to an abortion is not under attack, many people still face major barriers to getting the services they need. Vanessa Rios is the co-director of the volunteer organization New York Abortion Access Fund. She…
 
COVID-19 vaccine requirements in New York are facing serious pushback. Two temporary restraining orders were issued Tuesday against employee requirements due to take effect in the coming weeks. A federal judge upstate blocked Governor Kathy Hochul's administration from instituting a full vaccine mandate for hospital workers and staff at nursing hom…
 
The village of Attica will forever be linked with the prison uprising and subsequent massacre that happened there 50 years ago this month. But the bucolic town 35 miles outside Buffalo, which boasts on its official website its small town values and “wholesome lifestyle,” doesn’t share the negative association that many New Yorkers have with Attica …
 
Sahar Ibrahim was home alone with her three youngest children when the unexpectedly ferocious Tropical Storm Ida dumped so much rain that the nearby Elizabeth River came for their first-floor apartment. As the water rose inside, she tried to flee, but her front door wouldn’t budge against the pressure from the flood waters. At the time her husband,…
 
Local residents in the town of Attica, New York don't mind the stigma of the prison uprising that took place here 50 years ago, but they remain clear-eyed about what really happened. WNYC's Joseph Gedeon traveled upstate to report on the town and its community of individuals who lost friends and family 50 years ago during the Attica Uprising of 197…
 
The uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York—which began on Sept. 9, 1971, and ended with 43 deaths four days later—began when incarcerated men took control of the state prison with demands for more humane treatment and better living standards. Of the 28 concessions that Attica prison commissioner Russell Oswald accepted, nu…
 
After the uprising and the bloodshed that ended it, state officials agreed to several of the inmates’ initial 27 requested reforms. Authorities ultimately recognized Muslim prisoners’ right to receive religious texts and eat meals free of pork and gave prisoners more frequent access to showers. But one of the prisoners’ key demands, ending forced l…
 
Fifty years ago this month, nearly 1,300 prisoners seized control of a large part of Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, holding guards and staff members hostage for several days in an attempt to gain basic civil and human rights. The Attica uprising that began on September 9, 1971, remains one of the most well known prison rebellions…
 
Monday is the first day of class for the largest school system in America. Nearly a million students are typically enrolled in New York City Public schools, and only about a third of them attended school in person last year. This time, they’re all being called back to class in person with very limited options for remote school for medical reasons a…
 
A new report finds the project to build a new AirTrain at LaGuardia airport would be the world’s most expensive transit project per rider. The AirTrain from the Mets-Willets Point stop in eastern Queens to LaGuardia is expected to cost $2.1 billion —and will only serve about 6,000 train riders a day, according to the watchdog group Reinvent Albany.…
 
Richard Nelson's final play in his 12-play Rhinebeck series is a wake for a dance superstar — and all the large and small losses that have accrued during the pandemic. It's called "What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad." And WNYC arts editor Jennifer Vanasco told host David Furst that because these plays are a series of conversations, there's no need…
 
New Jersey's death toll from Hurricane Ida now stands at 29. That's after two bodies pulled from the Passaic River earlier this week were identified as the pair of friends who disappeared during the storm after their car became trapped in flood waters, Ayush Rana, 20, and Nidhi Rana, 18. The two were unrelated but close friends who went to Passaic …
 
More than a week after Ida battered New York and New Jersey, residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the catastrophic flooding caused by the post-tropical cyclone. That could be the case for weeks to months, experts say. Occupants of flooded homes face health and safety hazards that persist long after the waters have receded—from mold to …
 
As New York and New Jersey continue recovering from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ida, another nasty consequence may be waiting in the wings: more mosquitoes. The torrential rain may have washed away any mosquito larvae incubating at the time, but the storm left a lot of water behind, too. Dr. Yesim Tozan of NYU's School of Global Public Health…
 
Last month's MTA power problem that caused nearly half the subway lines to go offline for over an hour - stranding hundreds of riders - may have been due to human error. At first, the MTA thought a power surge from Con Edison might’ve triggered nearly every numbered line, as well as the L to lose connection to the signals that keep trains running a…
 
The days after September 11th are mostly remembered as a time when the country came together, where our grief turned to unity around a common cause. Parts of these memories are tainted by the rosiness of our shared identities. When people face an external threat or collective trauma like 9/11, it can reshape how we view ourselves. Our partisan defi…
 
Ivonne Sanchez was responding to an emergency in the Bronx when the first plane flew into the World Trade Center on 9/11. By the time the NYFD EMT was able to make it downtown, the towers had collapsed. From that moment, she rushed to help the survivors who escaped the disaster. And for the next 10 months, she recovered the bodies of those who didn…
 
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