Terror After Boston; NYC Affordability; Bipolar Disorder

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A new study finds that New York City is a bargain for those making around $100,000 a year. Catherine Rampell of The New York Times talks about the findings and new poverty rates in the five boroughs. Plus: Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic on new questions about terror threats to the U.S., both foreign and domestic. Also, the author of a memoir about living with bipolar disorder; a call-in on a proposal to raise the age limit for buying cigarettes to 21 from 18; and Matt Gross, formerly Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, on his journeys and how to make the best of yours’.

Jeffrey Goldberg on Terror After Boston

The nature of the Boston bombings is raising questions about how we think of terrorism. Jeffrey Goldberg, staff writer for The Atlantic and columnist for Bloomberg View, frames new concerns and talks about how we understand immigration in light of new details about the suspects.

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Open Phones: Should You Have To Be 21 to Buy Cigarettes?

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley have proposed raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. The idea is that people become regular smokers between the ages of 18 and 21, so making it harder for younger people to purchase tobacco would prevent them from becoming addicts.

Listeners: Do you agree? Should the age to legally purchase tobacco be raised from 18 to 21? 212-433-WNYC.

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What is the Associated Press, Anyway?

Yesterday, a fake tweet from the Associated Press about an attack on the White House was retweeted thousands of times, and sent stocks down. The stock market recovered quickly, but what's so important about the Associated Press? Kathleen Carrollsenior vice president and executive editor for the Associated Press, joins to explain the AP's standards and why it's the most trusted name in news, and how and why the wire service got some things wrong covering Boston last week.

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Affordable NYC

A new study claims that New York City is a bargain -- for those making around $100,000 a year. Catherine Rampell, New York Times economics reporter, talks about how New York can be cheaper than other cities and suburbs and for whom. 

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Adventures of a Bipolar Cartographer

Sascha Altman Dubrul, writer, activist, musician, and author of Maps to The Other Side: the Adventures of A Bipolar Cartographer, discusses his latest book, a memoir of his experiences with bipolar disorder and his activism.

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The Frugal Traveler's Memoir

Matt Gross, former 'Frugal Traveler' for The New York Times, now editor of, and author of The Turk Who Loved Apples And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World, talks about his journeys around the world and takes your travel quandaries and questions.

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