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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Yankees pushed for more parking spaces ahead of their new stadium, but now much of the parking is underutilized. WNYC’s transportation reporter Jim O'Grady discusses his reporting on the Yankees parking garage facing financial ruin even after public subsidies. Plus: playwright Tony Kushner on politics and his plays; and author Brooke Gladstone and illustrator Josh Neufeld on the new graphic non-fiction book “The Influencing Machine” about the media and it’s history.

Yankees Parking Garage Facing Failure

WNYC transportation reporter Jim O'Grady discusses his reporting on the barely used Yankees parking garage which is facing financial collapse after receiving lots of public subsidies.

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Plays with Politics

Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner talks about his two plays currently in production in New York and the interplay of politics and his art.

On Stage Now:

"The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures" at the Public Theater.

"The Illusion" at Signature Theatre Company.

Listen to WNYC's Andrea Bernstein's March 2011 interview with Tony Kushner.

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New Jersey: Christie and the Court

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly discusses the breaking New Jersey Supreme Court ruling ordering the state to increase funding for the state's poorest schools.

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Reporting Stories and Influencing People: 5- On The Media

Continuing a series of conversations, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, and Josh Neufeld, illustrator, talk about their new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media. The book, a work of graphic nonfiction, explains the history and workings of the media.

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