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11:44am

Mon January 13, 2014
The Salt

Italians To New Yorkers: 'Forkgate' Scandal? Fuhggedaboutit

Originally published on Tue January 14, 2014 10:10 am

In this image taken from video and provided by New York City Hall, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio eats pizza with a fork at Goodfellas Pizza on Staten Island on Friday.
AP

Over the past week, two high-profile leaders in the New York metropolitan area found themselves at the center of unfolding political scandals. At least one, it seems, has some plausible deniability.

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie's political future is in doubt over the ever-widening "Bridgegate" fiasco, as emails revealed that members of his closest inner circle were involved. But just across that bridge, New York City's newly installed mayor, Bill de Blasio, became embroiled in another kind of drama: "Forkgate."

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6:58am

Sun December 29, 2013
The Sunday Conversation

Quitting Wall Street To Tell A Prostitute's Story

Originally published on Sun December 29, 2013 9:12 am

Photographer Chris Arnade found a chair in the middle of the road at 2 a.m., and sat in it for this self portrait.
Chris Arnade Flickr

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Chris Arnade spent 20 years working on Wall Street, but after the financial crisis of 2008, he found himself increasingly disillusioned with his profession. So, in the summer of 2012, he quit and began walking the streets of New York, camera in hand.

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5:39am

Thu December 12, 2013
The Picture Show

With One Photo, The Average Commute Becomes Super Special

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 9:53 am

Original caption via Instagram: #pscommute 5:15 PM on the C Train. 34th Street, Penn Station back home to Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Giving the gift of reading. A magical moment between mother and son. It may seem like just another subway ride, but with a book and an imagination, the adventures are limitless.
Jabali Sawicki/@jsawicki1 Instagram

Each month on Instagram, we team up with KPCC and suggest a photo assignment for our project Public Square. In October, we wanted to see your commute — that perfectly average and ordinary part of the day that many of us share. Lots of you participated. And one photo in particular had a special story.

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4:06am

Mon December 9, 2013

1:35am

Fri November 15, 2013
StoryCorps

Making New Connections On A Trapped Subway Train

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 10:37 am

New York City subway conductor Paquita Williams (left) and passenger Laura Lane became friends after a two-hour train breakdown.
StoryCorps

Laura Lane met Paquita Williams, a New York City subway conductor, when their train was stopped underground for two hours. Generally, Paquita says, most passengers are nice, but "there's times if the train breaks down, people think that's my fault."

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