Joel Rose http://ktep.org en N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force http://ktep.org/post/ny-mans-death-prompts-police-introspection-use-force Funeral services are being held for Eric Garner, a New York City man who died in police custody last week in Staten Island. A video of the incident shows one officer using an apparent chokehold on Garner before he died. The incident is prompting the New York Police Department to rethink how it trains all its officers in the use of force. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Joel Rose 45270 at http://ktep.org As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts http://ktep.org/post/new-york-embraces-hiv-preventing-pill-some-voice-doubts AIDS researchers and policymakers from around the globe are gathering in Melbourne, Australia, for a major international conference that starts this Monday. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Joel Rose 45023 at http://ktep.org As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD http://ktep.org/post/brooklyn-da-shifts-stance-pot-wont-impact-nypd Marijuana enthusiasts should still think twice before lighting up in the streets of Brooklyn.<p>The borough's district attorney announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute most low-level marijuana possession cases. But not all law enforcement officials in New York City are on board. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:25:00 +0000 Joel Rose 44560 at http://ktep.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' http://ktep.org/post/top-nypd-cop-stop-and-frisk-not-problem-or-solution It's been nearly a year since a court ruling curtailed the New York Police Department's controversial practice known as stop-and-frisk, but NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says the city can be just as safe without it.<p>Bratton tells NPR that crime numbers for the year are down overall in New York. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:56:00 +0000 Joel Rose 43996 at http://ktep.org Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen http://ktep.org/post/after-decades-vcr-graffitis-golden-age-returns-big-screen The first film to point a camera at the graffiti movement in New York City was <em>Stations of the Elevated</em>, which debuted at the New York Film Festival in 1981.<p>The film hasn't been seen much since, except by generations of graffiti fans and writers who watched it on VHS tapes. Now it's being re-released on the big screen, with a showing Friday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It will hit screens around the country this fall.<p><em>Stations of the Elevated</em> is not a documentary in the usual sense. It's only 45 minutes long; there's no narrative and hardly any dialogue. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Joel Rose 43502 at http://ktep.org After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide http://ktep.org/post/new-jersey-law-thats-kept-smart-guns-shelves-nationwide A gun that fires only in the hands of its owner isn't science fiction anymore. A so-called smart gun is already on sale in Europe. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Joel Rose 43354 at http://ktep.org A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide Settlement Spells Apparent Final Chapter To Central Park Rape Case http://ktep.org/post/settlement-spells-apparent-final-chapter-central-park-rape-case New York City has reportedly reached a settlement with five men who were wrongly convicted of the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park. If approved, the reported $40 million settlement would bring an apparent end to one of the most sensational crime stories in recent city history. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Joel Rose 43115 at http://ktep.org Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock http://ktep.org/post/move-over-bridgegate-chris-christies-next-campaign-roadblock The U.S. economy reached a milestone this week: The country finally recovered all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. But some states still lag behind when it comes to job creation — including New Jersey.<p>The Garden State's stalled economy may be an even bigger problem for Gov. Chris Christie than the scandal over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.<p>When Christie took office in 2010, the state had just lost more than 100,000 jobs. Christie was undaunted. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Joel Rose 42269 at http://ktep.org Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? http://ktep.org/post/why-it-so-hard-horse-win-triple-crown Only one more race stands between California Chrome and horse racing's Triple Crown, but it could be his toughest challenge yet.<p>Since 1978, a dozen horses — Sunday Silence, War Emblem and Smarty Jones among them — have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to stumble before the finish line at the Belmont Stakes.<p>No one can say exactly why there's been a 36-year drought since the last Triple Crown winner, but there are several theories.<p><strong>An Endurance Test</strong><p>The first thing you notice about Belmont Park is that it's big. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Joel Rose 41985 at http://ktep.org Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? World Trade Center Developer Wants Loan Guarantees To Resume Project http://ktep.org/post/world-trade-center-developer-wants-loan-guarantees-resume-project Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The country's tallest skyscraper is having trouble finding tenants. The landlords at one World Trade Center in New York City, which is slated to open later this year say they're dropping the rent because of high vacancy rates. And that's adding to a heated debate over another skyscraper under development at the World Trade Center site. Here's NPR's Joel Rose.<p>JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: The skyscraper is known as Three World Trade Center. It's one of several smaller office towers that are planned for the site in lower Manhattan. Wed, 28 May 2014 10:32:00 +0000 Joel Rose 41537 at http://ktep.org Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 http://ktep.org/post/saturn-still-swings-celebrating-sun-ra-100 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrIIW_pKLBA</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Joel Rose 41141 at http://ktep.org Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 On The Bedrock Of Fallen Towers, September 11 Museum Opens Doors http://ktep.org/post/bedrock-fallen-towers-september-ii-museum-opens-doors The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was officially dedicated Thursday in New York. President Obama and other elected officials joined survivors and victims' families in a poignant ceremony. Thu, 15 May 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Joel Rose 40732 at http://ktep.org Amid Controversy, Sept. 11 Museum Opens Its Doors http://ktep.org/post/new-museum-more-chronicle-sept-11-attacks The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York was dedicated Thursday morning in front of an audience that included President Obama.<p>"It tells the story of how, in the aftermath of the attacks, our city, our nation and peoples from across the world came together, supporting each other through difficult times and emerging stronger than ever," said former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is the museum's chairman. "That, more than any eulogy, was the greatest tribute we could pay to those that we lost."<p>Most of the museum is underground. Thu, 15 May 2014 09:24:00 +0000 Joel Rose 40674 at http://ktep.org Amid Controversy, Sept. 11 Museum Opens Its Doors To End Addiction Epidemic, States Focus On Stopping Doctor Shoppers http://ktep.org/post/end-addiction-epidemic-states-focus-stopping-doctor-shoppers Nearly every state has a prescription drug monitoring program that's meant to end abuse of opioids and other powerful pain medicines. But critics say most of these programs have a big loophole: they're voluntary, and many doctors don't use them. States that have made participation in PDMPs mandatory say they've started to cut down on practices that allow pain meds to be diverted into the black market. But those states are the exception. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 09 May 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Joel Rose 40346 at http://ktep.org Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case http://ktep.org/post/brewskee-ball-founders-refuse-be-sidelined-trademark-case The founders of <a href="http://www.brewskeeball.com/hello/">Brewskee-Ball</a> like to say they've taken Skee-Ball from the arcade to the bar, turning the old-time amusement park game into a competitive sport with hundreds of dedicated players in a handful of locations across the country, including Brooklyn, N.Y., San Francisco and Austin.<p>But the company that makes Skee-Ball machines is not amused.<p>It's suing Brewskee-Ball's founders for trademark infringement. Tue, 06 May 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Joel Rose 40133 at http://ktep.org Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case New York Rep. Michael Grimm Indicted On 20 Counts http://ktep.org/post/new-york-rep-michael-grimm-indicted-20-counts Rep. Michael Grimm of New York turned himself in to face federal charges related to a health food restaurant he ran before he was elected to Congress. The Republican congressman says he's innocent and plans to run for re-election this fall, but Democrats have have high hopes of flipping the last GOP-held seat in New York City. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Joel Rose 39585 at http://ktep.org Columbia Comes Under Fire For Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases http://ktep.org/post/columbia-comes-under-fire-handling-sexual-assault-cases Twenty-three students from Columbia and Barnard say that the university is mishandling allegations of sexual assault. They filed federal complaints with the Department of Education on Thursday. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Joel Rose 39442 at http://ktep.org FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules http://ktep.org/post/fcc-set-change-net-neutrality-rules On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:38:00 +0000 Joel Rose 39296 at http://ktep.org Yearly Homecoming Makes For A Springtime Fish Frenzy http://ktep.org/post/yearly-homecoming-makes-springtime-fish-frenzy Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The American shad lives most of its life at sea except for a few weeks in early spring, when it swims upstream into rivers to spawn. That's precisely what fishermen in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have been waiting for.<p>As NPR's Joel Rose reports, the shad's annual return to the Delaware River is a springtime tradition that goes back centuries.<p>JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: The shad run starts when the water and the river gets above 50 degrees; in Lambertville, New Jersey, that means sometime in late March or early April. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Joel Rose 38737 at http://ktep.org Al Sharpton, FBI Informant? New Claims Revive '80s Mob Story http://ktep.org/post/al-sharpton-fbi-informant-new-claims-revive-80s-mob-story Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Reverend Al Sharpton has admitted to working with the FBI and recording conversations with alleged mobsters. The website The Smoking Gun published documents detailing Sharpton's involvement, saying he's the guy referred to in the document as Confidential Informant 7. This was back in the 1980s during some of the bureau's biggest mafia investigations.<p>As NPR's Joe Rose reports, Sharpton denies any wrongdoing.<p>JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: Today, Al Sharpton is a host on MSNBC, an establishment figure who rubs elbows with the president and attorney general. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Joel Rose 38271 at http://ktep.org Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Video Streaming Device http://ktep.org/post/amazon-unveils-fire-tv-its-video-streaming-device Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:07:00 +0000 Joel Rose 37925 at http://ktep.org Internal Report Clears Christie Of Bridgegate, But Dems Don't Buy It http://ktep.org/post/internal-report-clears-christie-bridgegate-dems-dont-buy-it Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>We now have the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. Today's report was commissioned by the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and it finds the governor did nothing wrong. It won't be the last word. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Joel Rose 37510 at http://ktep.org In The Face Of Disaster, Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban Designs Solutions http://ktep.org/post/face-disaster-pritzker-winner-shigeru-ban-designs-solutions Each year the Pritzker Architecture Prize goes to a star architect with a long list of glamorous commissions around the globe. This year's winner is a little different.<p><a href="http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com/works.html">Shigeru Ban</a> has designed museums, homes and concert halls. But Ban is best known for a more humble kind of work: The temporary structures he's built for refugees and evacuees all over the world.<p>Ban may be the only architect in the world who makes buildings out of paper — cardboard paper tubes, to be precise.<p>"It's very inexpensive. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Joel Rose 37288 at http://ktep.org In The Face Of Disaster, Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban Designs Solutions Between Mayor And Governor, Trace A Democratic Party Fault Line http://ktep.org/post/between-mayor-and-governor-trace-democratic-party-fault-line Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>When it comes to the Democratic Party establishment, you can't get much more established than Andrew Cuomo. He is the second Cuomo to be governor of New York. He was once married to a Kennedy. But these days, Cuomo is sparring with the party's progressive wing personified by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Joel Rose 37065 at http://ktep.org Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria http://ktep.org/post/turning-food-waste-fuel-takes-gumption-and-trillions-bacteria Every year, Americans send millions of tons of food to the landfill. What if you could use all of those pizza crusts and rotten vegetables to heat your home? That's already happening in one unlikely laboratory: the <a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/environmental_education/newtown_wwtp.shtml">Newtown Creek</a> Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn.<p>The plant's longtime superintendent, Jimmy Pynn, shows off the plant's crown jewels: eight huge, shiny, oval-shaped steel tanks known as digester eggs. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:06:00 +0000 Joel Rose 36386 at http://ktep.org Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria FCC To Fine TV Companies For Misuse Of Emergency Alert System http://ktep.org/post/fcc-fine-tv-companies-misuse-emergency-alert-system The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines of nearly $2 million against Viacom, ESPN and NBCUniversal for broadcasting an ad that misuses the warning sounds of the emergency system. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Joel Rose 35929 at http://ktep.org Shifting Gears To Make Bike-Sharing More Accessible http://ktep.org/post/shifting-gears-make-bike-sharing-more-accessible <em><em>This story is part of a project on commuting in America.</em></em><p>Millions of commuters across the country have a new way to get around. In the past few years, bike-sharing systems have popped up from Boston to Minnesota to Washington, D.C. They're supposed to make commuting easier, greener and cheaper. But the people who arguably need these bikes the most are often the least likely to access them.<p>These bike-sharing systems have a lot of different names: Divvy, Hubway, Nice Ride. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:22:00 +0000 Joel Rose 30729 at http://ktep.org Shifting Gears To Make Bike-Sharing More Accessible Remembering The Singing 'Mayor Of MacDougal Street' http://ktep.org/post/remembering-singing-mayor-macdougal-street <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LgFHGBu8NY</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:06:00 +0000 Joel Rose 30481 at http://ktep.org Remembering The Singing 'Mayor Of MacDougal Street' NYC Race Focuses On Income Gap, But How Much Can A Mayor Do? http://ktep.org/post/nyc-race-focuses-income-gap-how-much-can-mayor-do Voters in New York City go to the polls Tuesday to choose their next mayor, and it appears all but certain that they'll elect Bill de Blasio, the city's public advocate.<p>The Democrat has built a wide lead in the polls by distancing himself from the incumbent mayor, billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:46:00 +0000 Joel Rose 28370 at http://ktep.org NYC Race Focuses On Income Gap, But How Much Can A Mayor Do? The Slow, Uneven Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy http://ktep.org/post/slow-uneven-rebuilding-after-superstorm-sandy After Hurricane Sandy, the south shore of Staten Island looked like it had been hit by a tsunami. The storm surge devastated whole neighborhoods suddenly, in a matter of hours. In the year since the storm, some families have been rebuilding their homes and their lives. Others are ready to sell their flood-damaged properties and move on.<p>Joe Salluzzo lives in a neighborhood called New Dorp Beach, a few blocks from the ocean. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:41:00 +0000 Joel Rose 27840 at http://ktep.org The Slow, Uneven Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy