Riding the Green Line

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering several new eco-friendly initiatives, from growing grass on top of bus depots to using more hybrid vehicles. MTA chief Lee Sander discusses how he hopes to make public transportation greener and greener. Plus, the fortune cookie is Japanese? Jennifer 8. Lee recounts her adventures in American Chinese food.

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Jennifer 8. Lee and Lee Sander

Back Seat Smoking

Assemblyman Feliz Ortiz is proposing a law that would make it illegal to smoke in a car if children are present.

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Elliot Sander, CEO and executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Jonathan Rose, chair of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainability and the MTA, discuss proposals (like using underwater turbines to generate power from the East River's tidal flow) to make the MTA more ...

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Sharpe Convicted

Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James has been convicted of fraud. We get the latest on the story from Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey.

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New Jersey Immigration Crackdown

David Wald, director of communications for the NJ Attorney General’s office, discusses New Jersey's policy on police and illegal immigrants in New Jersey. Elizabeth Llorente, ethnic affairs senior writer at The Record, and Shai Goldstein, executive director of the New Jersey immigration policy network, follow up.

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Political Microtargeting: Yes Pe-can?

Micro-targeting has become an invaluable tool for marketers and politicians alike. Amy Gershkoff, Director of Analytics at MSHC partners, a political communications firm, discusses how what's in your fridge can predict who you're going to vote for.

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American-Born Chinese Food

In her new book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food, Jennifer 8 Lee explores the social history of Chinese food.

Jennifer 8 Lee will be at Asia Society tonight. More information here.

Jennifer 8 Lee went around ...

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The Real Local News

What's the local story in your neighborhood? What's the intriguing news you think we should cover?

Share you stories. Get your ideas on the Brian Lehrer Show!

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