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A judge has ruled that President Trump's son Eric must sit for a deposition with the New York Attorney General by October 7, and hand over requested documents. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, it's a defeat for Eric Trump, who had sought to delay a probe into his family's business.WNYC Radio による
 
In secretly-recorded phone calls, a Mount Vernon police officer said police let the man go for weeks because of an ongoing federal drug operation, despite the risk of bloodshed. Those calls are part of a trove of phone conversations recorded by a whistleblower cop in Mount Vernon, a small, majority Black city just north of the Bronx. Between 2017 a…
 
New Jersey's nursing homes — which were devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic — will have to boost their staffing levels under a new bill lawmakers will consider on Thursday. The measure will set quotas for certified nursing aides who are responsible for feeding and bathing residents. For the day shift, one nurse aide can only care for eight nursing …
 
A Manhattan straphanger has received the MTA's "highest civilian honor": free rides for a year. Rikien Wilder, caught the alleged culprit who caused a train derailment Sunday. Wilder was standing on the 14th street platform when he heard the man putting metal debris on the tracks. He quickly hopped down, removed it and ran to alert an MTA worker. B…
 
The biggest cluster, which spans Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst, has more than 1,600 cases, and nearly 5% of coronavirus tests have come back positive. City health officials attribute the increase to several factors, including the return to schools, the turn indoors with cooler weather, and the arrival of the Jewish High Holy Days last weeke…
 
This week marked the start of school for New York City's 1.1 million public school students. But even though nearly all students will need to attend class remotely at times, many of them started their first full school days without the devices needed to log on. And it may be weeks before they can get them. While the New York City Department of Educ…
 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed 54 immigrants -- an extraordinarily high number -- from the Essex County Correctional Facility Tuesday for deportation. The jail is the largest facility in the region that contracts with ICE to hold immigrants awaiting hearings or deportations. The population fluctuates from day to day, but it's unusual t…
 
Since the police killing of George Floyd, activists in New York City have held rallies, marches, teach-ins and vigils against police brutality and systemic racism every single day, for more than 100 days. These demonstrations have been overwhelmingly peaceful. But now, protesters are decrying what they say is as an unwarranted escalation of force b…
 
Currently, people with certain criminal convictions have to wait for three to six years after serving their sentences to become eligible to live in public housing. From now on, the Housing Authority says it wants to conduct an individual review of every application instead of using blanket bans.WNYC Radio による
 
Airing LIVE Wednesday, September 23th, 8-10pm ET Join WNYC's Brian Lehrer, host of The Brian Lehrer Show, and Kai Wright, host of The United States of Anxiety, their guests and listeners around the country to examine racial justice and the presidential election -- how we got here and where we go now. Hour One: TruthThe extent of racial disparity as…
 
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday has set off a political earthquake, with the fight to replace the liberal icon on the court dominating the political conversation just six weeks before a presidential election. President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee on Saturday, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McCon…
 
The coronavirus is decimating government budgets, leaving politicians to snip away part of the safety net intended to catch the most vulnerable—like 12-year-old Jahsaun, identified by the state of New Jersey as at risk of falling into foster care or juvenile detention. Just about every week, Jahsaun hangs out with Sam Barber from Youth Advocate Pro…
 
WNYC's Brian Lehrer is joined by Christina Greer, associate professor at Fordham University and politics editor at thegrio.com and their guests and listeners around the country as we look at how the presidential election is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in how we vote and the choices we make at the ballot box. Hour One: Voting In A Pandemic: H…
 
Across New York City, families brought their 3- and 4-year-olds for the first day of in-person learning. There's much that’s familiar: children holding tight to their grownups, oversized backpacks, jitters and excitement. But there's also so much that's changed, from masks and temperature checks to the elevated anxiety of school during a pandemic. …
 
Parents are responding to this pandemic-afflicted school year by forming “pods” -- a small group of children that can learn and play together with a lower risk of spreading COVID-19. Some parents are taking turns leading the pods. Others are hiring a certified teacher. And it's all contributing to concern that this well-meaning fix could further wi…
 
Women now make up nearly 20 percent of the MTA’s subway and bus workers. The majority are women of color. The job can be physically demanding, but when they get pregnant, the MTA is slow to accommodate them. WNYC's Stephen Nessen has the story of a train conductor who lost her baby while working in a rail yard.…
 
Immigration agents hit and used a stun gun on a Uzbek man in the middle of John F. Kennedy International Airport last year, according to a new lawsuit, because he refused to be deported due to the fact that a federal judge had blocked his removal. The beating attracted a crowd, the civil rights lawsuit filed by New Haven Legal Assistance Associatio…
 
Newark officials said they're almost done replacing the city's more than 18,000 underground water lines that were responsible for contaminating the tap water with lead since 2017. "It's unbelievable to me sometimes," said Kareem Adeem, Newark's director of the water and sewer department. "We really got this done and we're really doing it, yes we ar…
 
Long before remote learning was a citywide experiment, some people were already thinking about how to teach kids using screens. Linda Simensky is the head of content for PBS Kids, the home of Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts and so many more shows for kids. She spoke with WNYC's David Furst about what her work has taught her abou…
 
COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on African-Americans in New York City and across the country. It's highlighted racial disparities in health care, including the need for more Black doctors, who understand the issues facing African and African American communities. The Association of American Medical Colleges says that in 2018, just 5 perc…
 
The COVID pandemic has tilted New York into what could be the city's worst budget crisis in decades. In preparation, the de Blasio administration has enacted steep cuts. It's also asked the state for the power to borrow money to prevent layoffs for 22,000 city workers. All of that is drawing comparisons to the city's LAST major fiscal crisis, in 19…
 
Many New York City parents were set to send their kids back to school for a hybrid of in-person learning starting on Monday. But Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement has caused a change of plans. WNYC and Gothamist education reporters Jessica Gould and Sophia Chang spoke with WNYC's Sean Carlson to discuss how teachers and parents feel about the new…
 
Governor Phil Murphy has reached a deal with the leaders of New Jersey's State Legislature to raise taxes on millionaires — a central plank of the platform he campaigned on in 2017 and one of his top priorities since taking office. Leaders of his own Democratic Party had blocked Murphy’s proposal, saying it would hurt New Jersey's economy and drive…
 
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