Not in My Back Airspace

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Everyone hates waiting around for delayed flights, but what can we actually change to speed things up? A new FAA plan to re-route many New York area flights is already meeting stiff resistance from the locals who don’t want planes flying over their backyards. Plus, a closer look at the corruption scandal that has led to the arrests of New Jersey lawmakers, we ask for listener input on our new crowd sourcing project, and it's not just Friday, it's Follow-Up Friday.

Not in My Back Sky

The FAA just unveiled its new plan for air space in the New York metro area in an attempt to cut congestion in the skies. Tom Davis, The Record’s transportation reporter, and Alexandra Marks, of The Christian Science Monitor, look at why no one wants ...

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"Corruption Tour of New Jersey"

The New Jersey U.S. attorney charges 11 New Jersey public officials with bribery. Bob Ingle, bureau chief for Gannett Newspapers in Trenton and Max Pizarro, reporter for, give the details.

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Crowdsourcing: What's the Price of Milk, Eggs, Cereal...?

Our next "crowdsourcing" project sets out to look at how the prices of a pre-determined basket of goods differ throughout the New York area. We plan to ask listeners to investigate the prices in their local stores, or stores in any other neighborhood, to get a snapshot of prices. We're ...

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Follow-Up Friday

"I Am Not A Rook!"
Former chess Grand Master Josh Waitzkin discusses being a child chess protégé, and playing against the chess hustlers in Washington Square Park.

"Gay" vs. "Homosexual"
During our call-in over Larry Craig, a listener wrote in to take issue with referring ...

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Smith and Diacou

Smith and Diacou

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Marketer Dan Smith and economist Alec Diacou in our studios after explaining their "Yes, The Bronx!" campaign on the Brian Lehrer Show, ...


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