Tagged with “wnyc” (92)

  1. Thanks for Everything, Bing - On The Media - WNYC

    Get in the holiday mood with this look at how Bing Crosby contributed to the rise of Silicon Valley (really). 

    A few years ago, Brooke spoke with the writer Paul Ford about the remarkable connection between Bing Crosby, magnetic tape, Nazi technology, and the computer hard drive. We’re putting it down the podcast feed again this week, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, to get you in the mood. You can read Ford’s post about Crosby on the New Yorker Elements blog.


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  2. Before Hillary Clinton was ‘The Devil,’ Victoria Woodhull was ‘Mrs. Satan’ - WNYC

    Woodhull, the first woman to run for president, faced similar smears as Clinton but temperamentally, the women are wildly different.


    —Huffduffed by stan

  3. Life in New York Public Housing: No AC, but Maybe a Fan Blowing Soot from Outside the Window - WNYC

    Almost 90 percent of New Yorkers have air conditioning in their homes, but less than half of public housing apartments do. And those …


    —Huffduffed by stan

  4. From Soviet Russia to the Tappan Zee Bridge, A Short History of the E-ZPass - WNYC

    The surprising history of the E-ZPass includes Russian spies, the world’s first electronic musical instrument, and the time government bureaucracy …


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  5. The Hard Truth About Cops Who Lie - WNYC

    A WNYC investigation found more than 120 cops with documented credibility problems, and many of them remained on the force. …


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  6. How Downtown Manhattan Wants to Create More Integrated Schools - WNYC

    The school district that includes the East Village wants to shake up its admissions policies. It’s one of several solutions …


    —Huffduffed by stan

  7. Section 8 Housing: ‘We All Deserve the Right Thing’ - WNYC

    The Section 8 housing voucher gives low-income people a choice of where to live. But today that choice is increasingly …


    —Huffduffed by stan

  8. In a Flood Plain? Damaged by Sandy? These Home Buyers Aren’t Fazed. - WNYC

    This week, 115 Sandy-damaged homes went up for auction on Staten Island and Long Island. Hundreds of people turned out …


    —Huffduffed by stan

  9. Is Vision Zero Working? Early Signs Look Good - WNYC

    So far this year, traffic fatalities are down in New York City by 11 percent. That’s a significant drop  — …


    —Huffduffed by stan

  10. The Trust Engineers

    How a tiny group of social engineers are making our online relationships kindler and gentler, whether we like it or not. 


    —Huffduffed by Clampants

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