Boston Marathon Bombing; David Graeber; Food Police

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Scores of wheelchairs on hand remain unused hours after the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Mark Z./flickr)

The latest info on the bombing at the Boston marathon yesterday. What we know, how you can help, and what the lessons are for New York City and national security. Plus: anthropologist and activist David Graeber discusses his new book called The Democracy Project: a History, a Crisis, a Movement; and why the industrialization of food production is a good thing according to food economist Jayson Lusk.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly on Responding to Terror

The Brian Lehrer Show has updates from Boston in the wake of the bombings at the marathon that left 3 dead and over 150 injured: how the investigation is going, how you can help, and implications for New York area security.

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The Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off

The Tribeca Film Festival is its 12th year. Chief creative officer, Geoffrey Gilmore, discusses how the Festival has shaped downtown Manhattan and which films exemplify its mission.

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Occupying Democracy

There at the start of Occupy Wall Street, Anthropologist David Graeber teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London, recently appointed professor at the London School of Economics and author of, The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement, he now argues for a re-awakened democracy.

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The Food Police

Jayson Lusk, food economist, professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University and author of, The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate, explains why soda bans and foodie trends such as locavorism don't make any economic sense, and why the industrialization of food production is actually a good thing.

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