April Fools: Manspreading Crackdown04/01/15
We had a little fun this morning with an April Fool's joke -- that police were going to seriously crackdown on the practice of "manspreading" on the subway. Enjoy!
Keeping NYC Accessible
Commissioner Victor Calise of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities talks about expanding access in New York City.
The New Yacht Tax Credit and More
Lest New Yorkers purchase and dock their boats in Florida, the New York state budget now provides a tax break on boats over $230,000. Hear a breakdown of the ideas behind this.
Case Study: Toms River
Dan Faginwon the Pulitzer Prize for his in-depth account of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, the children who were sickened and the community that fought back.
Iran Nuke Talks
The latest updates on the Iran nuclear negotiations, scheduled to end on Wednesday.
Should the Public Pick the Public Art?
NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramertalks about the bill he's introducing to include more public input in the works commissioned for the city's Percent for Art program.
The StoryCorps Booth in Your Smartphone
David Isay, the creator of StoryCorps, is using his $1M TED Prize to fund a mobile app that makes your smartphone a virtual booth . . .and allows participation around the world.
When Social Media Gets Mad
Jon Ronson explores the world of public shaming, spurred by his own successful shaming of the guyswho stole his identity on Twitter in his new book,So You've Been Publicly Shamed.
How the Germanwings Crash Affects Our Notion of Suicide...
The revelations that the Germanwings co-pilot who deliberately crashed the plane in the French Alpshas sparked a debate on suicide, mental illness andhow we deal with those issues.
New York Times Magazine correspondent Emily Bazelonoffers legal analysis of the law that inspired the social media campaign "#Boycott Indiana."
Manhattan Boro President on Saving the "Storefronters"
Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president,talks about her proposal to protect Manhattan's small retail storefront businesses.
On Not Having Kids
Meghan Daum, the editor of a new essay collection on foregoing parenthood, lays out some reasons to not have kids. Some hate loud, wet babies. For others, it's an existential problem.
Albany Makes a Budget Deal
Lawmakers in Albany have announced a budget deal. Capital New York's Jimmy Vielkinddiscusses the details of the deal, including what's missing and what made it in.
Realpolitik in the Middle East
Between ISIS, YemenandIran, Pres. Obama has his hands full of conflicting interests in the Middle East. Slate's Fred Kaplandiscusses the president's political strategy in the region.
Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Nation Magazine, Des Bishop &...
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them:The Nation's 150th Anniversary(First) |Comedian Des Bishop(Starts at 27:14) |Eva Moskowitz(Starts at 42:10)
Subway Stranger Poetry
Every time she rides the subway, MadelineSchwartzmanasks a stranger to write a poem. Shediscusses her ambitious and eccentric project"365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers."
How to Think About Aging
The latest in theSchool of Life'sphilosophical self-help series explores how to approach aging in a youth-obsessed society. The author Anne Karpf discusses her book, How To Age.
FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness
Chirlane McCray spokeat a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.
Catching Up With Rep. Jeffries
Rep. Hakeem Jeffriestalks about his recent bi-partisan legislation, plus the continuing delay in confirming Brooklyn's Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General.
Too Many (Medical) Tests
Dartmouth's Dr. H. Gilbert Welchargues that the real problem with health care isn't that people get too little, but too much that's of little value.
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