Joel Rose http://wvasfm.org en N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force http://wvasfm.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 20:46:00 +0000 Joel Rose 51919 at http://wvasfm.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD http://wvasfm.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 13:15:00 +0000 Joel Rose 51316 at http://wvasfm.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen http://wvasfm.org/post/after-decades-vhs-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 20:27:00 +0000 Joel Rose 50446 at http://wvasfm.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://wvasfm.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 21:38:00 +0000 Joel Rose 50297 at http://wvasfm.org A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock http://wvasfm.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 49383 at http://wvasfm.org Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? http://wvasfm.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 49160 at http://wvasfm.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://wvasfm.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 48775 at http://wvasfm.org Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 http://wvasfm.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 48475 at http://wvasfm.org Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 On The Bedrock Of Fallen Towers, September 11 Museum Opens Doors http://wvasfm.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 20:05:00 +0000 Joel Rose 48111 at http://wvasfm.org Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case http://wvasfm.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 22:21:00 +0000 Joel Rose 47598 at http://wvasfm.org Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case