Recycling Plastic; NYC Jobs Blueprint; Centrists; La Ruta

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The month-long series on recycling in New York City with Ron Gonen, the deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling, and sustainability, concludes today with a conversation about plastics, glass, and metal. Plus: Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner on why the brothers Tsarnaev remind him of the brothers Kaczynski; a centrist manifesto; a blueprint by big business for economic growth; and a play about immigration. 

What Goes Around: NYC's New Guide to Recycling

Ron Gonen, NYC's first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling, and sustainability, joins us weekly in April to talk about recycling in NYC. This week: news that the city will now recycle all rigid plastics, along with metal and glass -- including yogurt containers and iced coffee cups.

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New Jersey News Round-Up

Nancy Solomon, managing editor at New Jersey Public Radio, talks about recent New Jersey news, from campaign finance reform to the race for Governor, and bridge overhauls to new rules for fertilizers.

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Freakonomics: Brothers

In the wake of the Boston bombing, Stephen J. Dubner, host of Freakonomics Radio, revisits his 1999 interview with the Unabomber and looks at his relationship with his brother, David Kaczynski. 

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Big Business Presents NYC Jobs Blueprint

Mitch Rudin, Chief Executive Officer and President of US commercial operations at Brookfield Properties Corporation, and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, discuss the NYC Jobs Blueprint they've put forth, outlining their recommendations for economic growth for the next mayor.


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Centrists, Unite!

This interview originally aired live on April 25, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 2, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show. 

Charlie Wheelan, author of Naked Economics and The Centrist Manifesto, says it's time for a third party to move the country beyond gridlock.


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La Ruta: A Play About Immigration

La Ruta, a site-specific play about immigration, takes place inside a 48-foot trailer. Playwright Ed Cardona talks about its message, his process, and what it reflects about the real-world immigration debate.

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