Cynthia and the City: Will Cynthia Nixon’s Celebrity Past Get Her to The Governor’s Mansion?

MARSTON: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a commanding lead over political newcomer Cynthia Nixon. That’s according to a NBC Marist poll released yesterday, which shows 68 percent of democrats in the state favor Cuomo. Nixon was at 21 percent. If you’re not familiar with Nixon, maybe this will help… ((Sex and the City theme […]

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New Study Finds High Levels of Pharmaceuticals in Hudson

HOST INTRO: The Hudson River is a stew of dissolved pharmaceuticals. That’s according to a new study from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Sixteen common pharmaceuticals were detected — including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, drugs for treating high blood pressure, epilepsy. A plan to reduce the contamination is in the works, but as Bo Hamby reports, there’s already quite a bit of medication in the water.

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Next Issue for Women’s March Activists? Gun Control

March is Women’s History Month. This morning, New York’s most prominent progressive women gathered in a midtown ballroom to celebrate their accomplishments.
But as they toasted the past, they also looked to the future. Gun control is at the top of their agenda. The group is organizing a nation-wide walkout of high school students to demand stricter firearm regulations. But these same leaders also say they want to credit the diverse voices who they say were fighting gun violence long before Parkland

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Spring in New York?

INTRO: Last week, it looked like spring might be coming early to New York City. But today… snow and rain are turning the streets into a slushy mess. As producer Sarah Wyman found out, if you’re struggling to make the call between sandals and snow boots, you’re not alone.

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Governor Cuomo Develops New Proposal on Congestion Pricing

Governor Cuomo has a new plan to lift the MTA out of its eight month-long state of emergency. The proposal, developed by the advisory panel “Fix NYC,” would raise funds for the agency and limit congestion by making drivers pay to use Manhattan streets. In the past, congestion pricing has proved a divisive issue for New Yorkers, but this time around, they’re doing something radical… looking for common ground. Sarah Wyman has more.

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