Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PODCAST: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, UKRAINE, PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

Victoria Jones, White House correspondent for the Talk Radio News Service, talks to me about the Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action for college admissions, Vice President Biden offering Ukraine $50 million and the United States threatening to withhold aid to the Palestinians.

Monday, April 21, 2014

SMOKY FIRE



A business school and a number of businesses, including a popular Italian restaurant, fall victim to this four-alarm fire in Jackson Heights, Queens that gutted this four-story building. As of this posting, one firefighter with minor injuries and a civilian down the block also taken to the hospital from smoke inhalation. So much smoke that it enveloped a half-square-mile area of the neighborhood.

'WHERE'S EMS? WHERE'S EMS?'



A makeshift memorial in front of a Far Rockaway house where two 4-year-old children died in a weekend house fire. New questions today about why it took EMS so long to get here. A neighbor telling me she was screaming "where's EMS?" repeatedly. The same question, she says, asked by firefighters performing CPR on the kids on the sidewalk. The FDNY fire commissioner says he'll get to the bottom of it.

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WOODSON FALLS FROM GRACE

It was a move many Knicks fans had been anticipating. Phil Jackson, the most successful NBA coach in history, firing Mike Woodson and the entire coaching staff. Fans I interviewed outside the Garden say this had to be done in light of this year's disastrous season. The team infighting was out-of-control. Jackson, they say, needs to hire a coach who, as one fan put it, can control the knuckleheads in the locker room.

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PODCAST: URKRAINE, UN AND ASIA

I talk to Talk Radio News Service correspondent Justin Duckham about the latest developments in Ukraine, the United States barring the designated Iranian ambassador to the UN from entering the country and President Obama's upcoming trip to Asia.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BALLOON OVER LOWER MANHATTAN SNAPPING PHOTOS



This tethered balloon was aloft Easter Sunday over Manhattan's Lower East Side snapping photos from 300 feet. No, not the NSA at work. Instead, a developer who is building a skyscraper, wants to be able to show potential tenants what the views will look like from their windows. Now we know how they get those shots before the building's even constructed!

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