Beach Bar Report; Bike Share Starts; Glenn Hubbard; Running for Office

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Island Mermaid at Ocean Beach is open and waiting for beach crowds to come. (Richard Hake/WNYC)

Memorial Day weekend came and went. How did the coastal bars and restaurants fare in this first post-Sandy summer weekend? Plus: The bike share program has started and transportation commission Janette Sadik-Khan discusses how it's going; international news with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg; how to run for office as an outsider; and the problem with entitlement spending according to Glenn Hubbard.

After Sandy: Memorial Day Report

We check in with local business owners to discuss the start of the summer season and how Memorial Day weekend went after Sandy. Laura Mercogliano, owner and general manager of Palms Hotel Fire Island, CJ's Bar and Grill and other Fire Island businesses in Ocean Beach , and Terence Tubridy, co-owner of Bungalow Bar and Restaurant in Rockaway Beach, join us to talk about how business was over the weekend. 

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Mayoral Race for Progressives

Ben SmithBuzzfeed editor in chief, talks about how Anthony Weiner's candidacy affects the other candidates, especially those vying for the progressive vote.

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Entitlement Spending and the Fall of Nations

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, adviser to Bush I and II, and co-author with Tim Kane, of Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America (Simon & Schuster, 2013), says economic imbalance led to the downfall of past empires and warns that a similar fate is in store for the U.S. if the political stalemate over budget deficits and entitlements continues.

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World News Round-Up

Jeffrey Goldberg, staff writer for The Atlantic and columnist for Bloomberg View, talks about international political news, including the latest from Syria.

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Candidate How-To

With the petitioning period for September's primary about to start, Mark Winston-Griffith, executive director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, adjunct faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, talks about what he's learned as a community organizer and "near-miss" insurgent candidate for city council about the ins and outs of running for local office in NYC.


Bike Share Day 1; And a Transportation Road Rally

NYC's bike share launched yesterday. Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC transportation commissioner, discusses the program and her vision for a bike-friendly NYC.

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