Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tunein
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Syndicate content

News & Politics

News & Politics

Morning Brief: December 15

by Jeff Coltin
Stuyvesant High School

Pointsof NoReturn, wikimedia

New York magazine released its annual “Reasons to Love New York” list.  It includes serious reasons like “We Protest Passionately and Peacefully” and “Craig Spencer Risked his Life to Safe Others,” and more fun ones like, “We were All Taylor Swift Once,” and “New York Rap Is So Awesomely Weird.”  One list entry getting some more press is the story of Moh

Internal Probe Moving Swiftly in Chokehold Death

by Associated Press, Tom Hays, Colleen Long
NYPD Car

Giacomo Barabaro, flickr

The New York Police Department's internal affairs unit is now investigating whether any officers will be disciplined for their roles in the videotaped arrest that ended in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
 
The internal probe was on hold pending the outcome of a grand jury's decision on whether Officer Daniel Pantaleo should face criminal charges.

New York to Provide Company Grants, Tax Breaks

by Associated Press
Governor Cuomo.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Flickr 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Thursday awarded a new round of grants and tax credits worth an estimated $709 million for 852 projects expected to create jobs.

   The announcements, which drew hundreds of municipal and business representatives to Albany, are for the fourth year of regional economic development programs. The 10 regional counsels made presentations to state officials in bids for funding.

WFUV News and Public Affairs

From interviews with newsmakers to features about local issues, the WFUV News team keeps listeners informed about the Tri-State area. Learn more.
How are we doing? Take our WFUV News survey.