On the Ground

On today’s show: We’ll get the latest from the Republican National Convention and discuss the governing philosophy of Representative Paul Ryan. Alex Goldmark, of WNYC’s Transportation Nation, discusses why there are so many abandoned bikes around the city. Tana French talks about her latest novel, Broken Harbor. The New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson talks about visiting cities in Syria that have been liberated by the rebels and explains the complex dynamics of the Civil War there.