In the Driver’s Seat

« previous episode | next episode »

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sign at Occupy Wall Street Rally. (Arun Venugopal/WNYC)

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof discusses post-Gadhafi Libya and weighs in on the Occupy Wall Street protests and inequality in the United States. Plus: NYC Council Members Brad Lander and Melissa Mark-Viverito discuss why they’ve started a participatory budgeting process in New York City that lets residents decide how public money is used; the October weekly series about cars continues with a conversation about buying new or used cars; school lunches exposed; and Justin Davidson, New York magazine arts critic discusses this Fall’s classical music.

Kristof on Occupy Wall Street

Behind the Wheel: Buying a Car, Used and New

Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at and editor in chief of, continues this month's Brian Lehrer Show series on cars and driving with a discussion on buying a car, whether it's used or new.

Comments [13]

Participatory Budgeting

Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D-39), and Melissa Mark-Viverito, city council member representing East Harlem and parts of the Bronx and Upper West Side, and member of the council's Progressive Caucus, discuss their new plan to involve constituents in budget allocation.

→ Add Your Comments, Listen and Read a Recap on It's A Free Country

School Lunches Exposed

Sarah Wu a/k/a "Mrs. Q," Chicago public elementary school teacher, blogger and the author of Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project: How One Anonymous Teacher Revealed the Truth About School Lunches - And How We Can Change Them!, talks about her year of eating school lunches, from bagel-dogs to "rib-b-que," and blogging anonymously about their nutritional shortcomings.

Comments [29]

Critics' Picks: Classical Music

New York Magazine arts critic, Justin Davidson, shares what classical music he's looking forward to this fall.

Comments [1]

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.