Leave No Trace

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Colin Beavan of Manhattan is trying to leave no net impact on the environment. For one full year, Beavan and his family are trying to live environmentally neutral lives. Which means things like no television, no takeout, no laundry detergent…and no elevators. He explains his experiment on our next program—when he catches his breath after walking up 25 flights to the WNYC studios. Also: is race less of a factor for the so-called "Millennial Generation?"

The Year of Living Eco-Carefully

Colin Beavan talks about why he's trying to leave no net impact on the environment for one year. No plastic, no dishwasher, no air conditioning, no mercy. Can one New York family hang in there for 52 weeks?

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Primary Colors

Bob Hardt, political director for NY1, and Rachel Leon, executive director of Common Cause New York, talk about New York's primary moving up a month, and a web video critical of Hillary Clinton being linked to the Obama campaign.
If you ...


Color Blind?

Writer Justin Britt-Gibson says that race isn't a big deal for the post-Gen X generation, and he wrote about it here. We'll talk with him about interracial dating--and intergenerational perceptions of race.


Edwards Announcement

Ben Smith, writer for, predicts that John Edwards will suspend his presidential campaign.

UPDATE: Edwards Will Continue Presidential Run (AP)


Harlem Renaissance

The Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) is celebrating the groundbreaking for the Harlem Renaissance Ballroom complex on Friday. Sheena Wright, president and CEO of the ADC, explains why they fought landmark status for the historic Renaissance Ballroom and Casino. Michael Henry Adams, Harlem historian and the author of Harlem: ...


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