One Person's Trash...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How long could you go surviving off what other people throw away? The answer might be, "indefinitely." One proponent of "freeganism" gives a lesson on rethinking waste. Plus, political analysis from NPR senior correspondent Juan Williams.


Juan Williams

Political Wrap-Up

NPR senior political correspondent Juan Williams weighs in on the politics of the day.

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Freegan in the Free World

Is it ever okay to eat out of the trash? Amanda Taylor, "The Conscientious Objector" columnist for L Magazine, examines the politics of what we throw away.

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Curb Alert! Found Furniture

Thomas Wold, contributing editor and columnist at ReadyMade magazine talks about making the most out of found furniture.

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Before You Buy Those New Kitchen Cabinets...

Justin Green, program director of Build It Green! NYC, talks about how to recycle building materials and why you should. Gearing up for a renovation? You'll want to hear this.

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Word of Wisdom: Word Cloud

Here's a visual representation of the responses we got when we asked listeners to provide one word of wisdom to college graduates. Click on the image below to view the larger version of the cloud.

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Outposts: Who needs sound effects?

So you're in your New York apartment and although it's 2am, the pipes are banging, the car alarm and fire truck insist on demonstrating their blaring acoustic capabilities on regular intervals, and maybe even a police helicopter, insistently hovering, in the wee hours ...

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