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Monday, May 13, 2013

hoboken, nj transit, sandy Where NJ Transit (and some Metro North) trains board (Kate Hinds)

Buzzfeed's Ben Smith discusses the latest news out of Washington. Plus: WNYC's Transportation Nation team discusses New Jersey Transit's performance during Sandy; a new vision for Madison Square Garden and Penn Station; an explanation of the different kinds of mammograms; war crimes and the evil men who perpetrate them; and How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman with Jezebel's Lindy West.

Monday Morning Politics: Benghazi Emails; IRS Targeting; Obamacare

Last Friday was not the calmest day at the White House, as reporters and Republican lawmakers continued to press on the details of the Benghazi embassy attack. Plus, revelations that the IRS was targeting conservative groupsBen Smith, Buzzfeed editor in chief, talks about the latest from Washington.

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After Sandy: A Tale of Two Transit Systems

WNYC News metro editor Andrea Bernstein and Kate Hinds, producer/reporter with Transportation Nation, discuss their reporting on the differences between the MTA's and NJ Transit's preparations for Sandy and level of damage the two systems suffered from the storm.

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The Future of Penn Station

There's a movement to reimagine Penn Station.Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society, talks about the push for a redesign of the station and what would happen to Madison Square Garden.

 

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Explainer: Mammograms

The Brian Lehrer Show and Clear Health Costs are collaborating on a project to gather the cost of routine mammograms. That data is still being collected, but one common question has already come up: Just what are the different kinds of mammograms, and what is supposed to be "routine"? Freya Schnabel, MD and professor in the Department of Surgery and Division of Breast Surgery at the NYU Cancer Institute, explains the different kinds of mammograms and the latest medical recommendations.

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Any Good From Evil?

James Dawes, professor of English and director of the Program in Human Rights and Humanitarianism at Macalester College in St. Paul, talks about what he learned about evil in a series of interviews with men convicted of war crimes during the Sino-Japanese War and asks whether there's anything of value to find in such studies or only sensationalism.

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How You Know You're A Grown A$$ Woman

Lindy West, Jezebel staff writer and author of How to Be a Person, talks about the Greene Space event How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman tonight--and takes your calls on how you know you're grown.

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