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Thursday, February 02, 2012

The economic stimulus bill proposes giving $30 billion to highway construction (Flickr user skemsley (cc: by-nc-sa))

The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) is sounding the alarm over what the House transportation bill would change for cyclists and pedestrians. LAB president Andy Clarke talks about the proposals and their impact on New York and New Jersey.   Author Mei-Ling Hopgood starts a February series on the "best practices" of parenting around the world.  Journalist William Shawcross talks about his new book Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and democratic values in times of war.  Plus, what the Facebook IPO means for your data, a discussion of indie movies and the Sundance Film Festival, and we take your calls on teaching controversial history topics to students.   

Transportation, Republican-Style

A markup hearing is scheduled today for the House Republicans' transportation bill. Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, Robert Sinclair Jr., manager of media relations at AAA New York, and Sean McNally, vice president of communications and press secretary for the American Trucking Associations, explain how the bill would affect pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and truckers.

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Facebook Going Public

Dan Gallagher, tech editor for MarketWatch, talks about what we can know about Facebook from the company's filing for an Initial Public Offering, and what it means for users of the site.

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The Global Parent: Culture or Nature

Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between), joins us weekly in February to talk about the "best practices" of parenting around the world. This week: when it comes to basics like sleeping and feeding, where does "nature" end and "culture" begin?

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Justice and the Enemy

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Teaching Controversy

Jonathan Zimmerman, professor and department chair of History and Education at NYU, takes your calls on whether and how to teach controversial aspects of history to students.

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Winter Arts: Indie Movies

Rafer Guzman, Newsday critic and Takeaway contributor, and Jada Yuan, contributing editor for New York Magazine,, and, talk about independent films in the theaters, coming soon, and at Sundance.

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