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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Each day this week has brought a new proposal or counter-proposal for East River tolls. Liz Benjamin of the Daily News updates the latest plans and all the behind-the-scenes politics. Then, meet David Ewing Duncan, the “Experimental Man.” He’s taken virtually every medical exam under the sun – what has he discovered about himself? Plus, writer Jenny Block on monogamy and open marriage.

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Liz Benjamin, Jenny Block and David Ewing Duncan

Give Us Tolls or We'll Give You Fare Hikes

Pete Donohue, transportation reporter for the New York Daily News, talks about bridge tolls and MTA fare hikes. Pick Your Poison: fare hikes, bridge tolls, or a payroll or commuter tax. How should we fund the MTA? Comment below!

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Road Rules

Robert Sullivan, author of the soon-to-be-published The Thoreau You Don't Know: What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant (Collins (March 17, 2009), offers his four "suggestions" for better bike "P.R.".

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Klein Of The Times

Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, talks about the Obama education plan's effects on local schools, and other matters facing students and parents in the region.

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What Lies Beneath

David Ewing Duncan, author Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World, talks about his quest to learn as much about his body, genes and health as he can.

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Happy Marriages Are All Unlike

Jenny Block, author of Open: Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage, talks about monogamy, marriage, and why polyamory is right for her.

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Your Uncommon Economic Immigration Indicators

Flickr image by clarissa~

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Listen to this segment from last week, when Brian opened the phones to callers who immigrated to the metro region. He asked them what kinds of changes they are seeing in this recession.

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