Vacation, Vacation, Vacation

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Even after you get the time off from work, a whole host of hurdles can get in the way of a perfect vacation. Today, we kick off a month-long series about summer travel. Also, Swedish meatballs abound: Brooklyn’s brand new Ikea could mean big changes for the neighborhood of Red Hook. Plus, an update on the Indiana primary race; microcredit lending from abroad makes its way to Queens; 125th Street rezoning means big changes to Harlem; and we open the phones: As chains like Starbucks begin posting calories, have you had calorie sticker shock about your favorite treat?

Pastor, Pastor Everywhere

WNYC's Political Director Andrea Bernstein joins us from this week's primary battleground of Indiana to discuss the fallout from Rev. Jeremiah Wright's recent comments, among other developments.

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Unraveling Traveling

No, you're not imagining it-- travel today really is more complicated and expensive than it used to be. So today we're kicking off a month-long series on summer travel. Wendy Perrin, consumer news editor at Condé Nast Traveler, talks about where to go this summer, how to avoid ...

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Growtime at the Apollo

WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter explains the new zoning plan for 125th Street and what it means for residents of the area.

Are you happy with the new zoning for 125 Street? How do you expect the neighborhood to change? Sound off below!

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Hook, Line and Sinker

Red Hook, from Google Maps Ikea is opening its large new store in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. We discuss the anticipated impact, as well as other community issues in one of New York City's fastest-changing 'hoods, ...

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Bankers for the Unbanked

Last month, microcredit lender Grameen Bank brought its unique style of lending to Queen’s mainly immigrant neighborhood of Jackson Heights. Ritu Chatree of Grameen America discusses how the methods from the East are faring in the West.

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Open Phones: Moment of Truth

A federal appeals court has weighed in (pun intended, sadly) and upheld a city rule that requires chain restaurants to post calorie information. Some chains have been posting for a while; Starbucks, for example, sells an 840 calorie Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino Blended Crème without blushing. Other chains ...

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