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Thursday, April 12, 2012

At Riverside Park, bikers are surrounded by the scenes of New York City. At Riverside Park, bikers are surrounded by the scenes of New York City. (Ed Yourdon/Flickr)

New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera discusses the backlash against the Chevy Volt by the right.  Wired senior writer Tim Carmody explains what the antitrust case against Apple and five publishers means for the industry and ebook readers. Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Scott Winship, fellow at the Brookings Institution, talk about economic inequality.  Plus: Sam Schwartz, a.k.a. "Gridlock Sam" at the Daily News, focuses on pedestrians and bikes in this week’s installment of the NYC transportation series.

Joe Nocera on the Chevy Volt

Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist at The New York Times, discusses the right's reaction to the Chevy Volt-.

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Apple, E-Books, and the DOJ's Anti-Trust Case

Tim Carmody, senior writer for WIRED, discusses what the antitrust case against Apple and 5 publishers means for the industries and for consumers of e-books--and why Amazon is very happy about this turn of events.

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Open Phones: George Zimmerman Charged

Following up on the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida, does the indictment of George Zimmerman mean the protests should stop?  Could you sit impartially on his jury?

Call us at 212-433-WNYC or comment here! 

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Debate: Does Income Inequality Matter?

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Scott Winship, fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, debate whether income inequality is really a problem.

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Gridlock Sam's Master Plan: Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Each Thursday in April, Sam Schwartz, aka Gridlock Sam at The Daily News, and former NYC traffic commissioner, explains another facet of his plan for equitably pricing NYC transit and tolls. This week: bicyclists and pedestrians.  

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Poll: Your Open Source Conversation Starters

On Tuesday, the Brian Lehrer Show asked for your suggestions for conversation starters. In addition to your phone calls, we've also received over 100 submissions through our comments page and now we're asking for your vote on which open phones conversation we should have tomorrow.

Check out all the listener submissions and listen to the original segment here.

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