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#TBT Brian and Douglas Rushkoff, 1996

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In 1996, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff explained the Power Rangers to Brian -- and explained what they were teaching millennials about the future. 
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Comptroller, Mayor Face Off on Pre-K Readiness

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Comptroller Scott Stringer said because the city is late in submitting contracts with pre-k providers, he can't ensure classroom safety. But the mayor's office said the plan is on track.
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Metro-North Not Safe Enough, Panel Finds

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Safety culture at the LIRR and the subway system is “performing fairly well” — but at Metro-North, a panel finds “there is strong evidence to suggest that this is not the case.”
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The G Train Is Back, And Riders Are Not Happy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As the G train returns to service next week, a free transfer from the G to the J/M will come to an end. Riders and elected officials are hoping to make it permanent. 
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UberX Slashes Prices, Dealing A Blow to D.C. Cabs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Uber has fired another salvo in the intense competition for vehicle-for-hire business in the D.C. region, slashing rates for its popular “ridesharing” service UberX by 15 percent.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Volkwagen worker forms a union to fight the union. Uber is trying to sabotage Lyft. Cable cars in Colombia help people get jobs. And, take a film tour through NYC subway history.
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City Strikes Deal With School Safety Agents

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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City Hall and the union representing officers who work in city hospitals, homeless shelters and schools have reached a deal on a new labor contract.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Federal highway safety funds went unspent. Rainstorms at Burning Man spark huge traffic jams. Tesla's CEO does personal customer service.
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School Year Underway at Most NYC Charters Schools

Monday, August 25, 2014

A wave of charter schools welcomed thousands of students to the first day of school on Monday, ahead of the city's regular district schools which open next week.
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Subway Train Traveled Uptown on Downtown Track

Monday, August 25, 2014

A train operator drove from Canal Street past the Spring Street station on Aug. 11, only stopping when she saw the headlights of a southbound A train in the West 4th Street station.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, August 25, 2014

Car title loans are a $4 billion business in Texas. California's earthquake damaged an overpass. Complaining on social media is "commuter therapy." New York's "bike lobby" gains ground.
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Micropolis: Ferguson, a Suburb Like Any Other

Monday, August 25, 2014

Michael Brown's death has focused worldwide attention on Ferguson, Missouri. But the racial divisions that surfaced in this St. Louis suburb are common to suburbs across America.
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On Turning Around a Troubled School: 'Make Kids Feel Special'

Monday, August 25, 2014

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Shawn Rux took over as principal of M.S. 53 in Far Rockaway in 2011 after it was rated one of the most dangerous schools in the city. Now, he's still working to turn it around.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Police Militarization, Google Trends Inequality, The Gig Economy

Friday, August 22, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
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What Happens If a Livery Service Hires Unlicensed Drivers?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The simple answer is that a base gets a $500 fine for dispatching a driver who isn’t licensed by the TLC. The tricky part is proving that the driver was indeed dispatched.
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6,000 New Boro Taxis Coming to NYC Streets

Friday, August 22, 2014

It will take a couple of months for the new vehicles to start rolling. The move doubles the fleet serving the outer boroughs and uptown Manhattan.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, August 22, 2014

More Philly students may pay to get to school. More freight trains are exempt from federal safety rules.  LAPD's drones are "locked up in a federal building." 
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#TBT Brian and Billie Jean King, 2011

Thursday, August 21, 2014

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, we're highlighting a clip from one Brian Lehrer interview every week. This week: Billie Jean King in 2011. 
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Citi Bike Workers Get the Go-Ahead on Union Push

Thursday, August 21, 2014

After a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, workers at the bikeshare company could vote within weeks to form a union. 
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School Bus Drivers To Get Salary Boost

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The City Council voted to give bus companies $42 million — which makes some worried about setting a bad precedent.
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