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Thursday, May 15, 2008

China prepares for the Olympics -- and the onslaught of foreign media. How will it handle the press? Also: we unpack some weak-dollar travel strategies in our latest installment of Unraveling Traveling. Plus, the government recognizes the polar bear as a threatened species, a new park in the Bronx, and political analysis with WNYC's Bob Hennelly and Andrea Bernstein.

Green In The Garden State

WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Andrea Bernstein discuss the week's developments in the presidential campaign, including John McCain's recent visit to New Jersey and John Edwards' endorsement of Barack Obama.

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Unraveling Traveling: Play To Your Strengths

Wendy Perrin, consumer news editor at Condé Nast Traveler, joins us every Thursday this May as part of our month-long series on travel. Today's topic: weak-dollar travel strategies. French Riviera too expensive? Consider laying your towel on a Croatian beach!

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Olympic Mettle

As China prepares for the Olympics, it must also consider its approach to the foreign press. Minky Worden, media director at Human Rights Watch and editor of China's Great Leap, and Ian Buruma, journalist, author, and professor of Democracy, Human Rights & Journalism at Bard ...

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A Polar-izing Issue

The polar bear is now listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act due to projections of melting sea ice at the pole. Is this a sign of a changing government position on global climate change? Andrew Wetzler, Director of the Endangered Species Project at the National ...

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It's My Park: Concrete Plant Park

In honor of the It's My Park! Day, a semi-annual Parks & Recreation Department event highlighting New Yorkers' local neighborhood parks, we'll take time in each the next five shows to appreciate a park in every borough. To start us off, Alexie Torres-Fleming, founder and executive director of

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