Participatory Budgeting; Recycling NYC; Lawyer Bubble; Monogamy

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Cover of the New York Post and Daily News the day after Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran were arrested on charges of corruption, including trying to fix the NY mayor's race

At the end of a week marked by two big political corruption charges in New York, two city council members, Brad Lander and Melissa Mark-Viverito, discuss trying to increase transparency in government with participatory budgeting. Plus: a new series all about recycling in New York City with the first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability; the connections between college basketball and the U.S. Constitution according to Rami Khouri; the lawyer bubble; and Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg on her new book.