Syria; Cory Booker; Christine Quinn; New Taxis; Innovative Cities

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Friday, June 14, 2013

The chemical weapons "red line" has been crossed in the Syrian conflict. What's next? Plus: Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes his case for the open senate seat in New Jersey. Plus: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks about her campaign to be the next mayor of New York City; author and architect William McDonough explains what it means to upcycle; Transportation Nation reporter Kate Hinds answers basic questions on the new outer-borough taxis rolling out later this summer; and Bruce Katz, founder of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and author of a new book, discusses how cities are on the forefront of civic innovation. 

Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Cory Booker

The Brian Lehrer Show continues our series of interviews with the candidates in New Jersey's special election to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat. Today: Newark mayor, Cory Booker.

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Candidate Christine Quinn

City Council speaker, Christine Quinn, talks about her campaign for mayor.

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Design Utopia

Following up on the book Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough, American architect, founding principal of William McDonough & Partners and co-author with Michael Braungart of The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance (North Point Press, 2013), says we should aim higher than lessening the harm humans cause the planet and try to make things better.

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NYC Leads the Way

With the federal government stymied by partisan gridlockBruce Katz, founder of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and co-author with Jennifer Bradley of The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (Brookings Institution Press, 2013), talks about the way cities, and especially New York, are on the forefront of civic innovation.

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Why Are We Intervening in Syria?

The Obama administration reports that the chemical weapons "red line" in Syria has been crossed. Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN and global affairs anchor for ABC, discusses what comes next. Plus: elections in Iran and continued unrest in Turkey.

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The Outer Borough Taxi Explained

We know you're wondering. Kate Hinds, reporter for Transportation Nation, discusses the new outer borough taxi plan and answers the basic questions: how does it work, who can ride, and who can drive? Cabbies, Livery Drivers, Passengers: What do you want to know about the new plan? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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