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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is closing in on the best design for the Taxi of Tomorrow.  Commissioner David Yassky outlines the list of taxi designs still being considered.   Plus: An old artists-only law is suddenly being enforced; John Bogle, the founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group; a preview of the Haitian presidential elections; and Douglas Rushkoff reveals the ten commandments of the digital age.

Subway to Secaucus

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, talks about the Bloomberg administration's tentative plan to extend the 7 train to New Jersey.

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Taxi of Tomorrow

David Yassky, commissioner of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, wants you to weigh in on what matters to you in picking the winning design for future NYC taxis.

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Open Phones: Rangel's Punishment

A House Ethics Panel has found Charlie Rangel guilty of violating 11 Congressional ethics rules. Now the committee is meeting to decide what punishment it will recommend.

What do you think should happen to Charlie Rangel? Read more, take the poll, and join the conversation at It's A Free Country»»

SoHo Lofts: Artists-Only

A long-standing law states that certain SoHo lofts be allocated for city-certified artists. Christine Haughney, New York Times Metro reporter, discusses the recent crackdown on tenants skirting the regulations.

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Vanguard of Finance

John Bogle, founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group, is the author of Don't Count on It!: Reflections on Investment Illusions, Capitalism, "Mutual" Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, and Heroes.  He'll share his perspective on personal finance, as well as the banking system and its failures.

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Haitian Presidential Campaign

Ricot Dupuy, director and station manager of Radio Soleil, checks in on Haiti, from the upcoming November 28th presidential elections to the violent cholera protests that erupted earlier this week.  

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Program or Be Programmed

Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of Life Inc. discusses his new book, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age.

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