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Thursday, October 22, 2009

30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a look at where the NYC mayoral candidates’ stand on the creation of bike lanes and public plazas where cars used to have right of way. Andrea Bernstein talks about Grand Street and other hot spots in the debate over who controls the roads. Plus, David Byrne likes bikes; Michael Pollan talks to children; and Nina Totenberg on the Supreme Court.

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Andrea Bernstein, David Byrne, Michael Pollan and Nina Totenberg

30 Issues Day 24: Bike Lanes

Bike lanes may serve public safety and health, but their placement has become a controversial political issue. Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter, looks at the where the mayoral candidates stand on how to expand bicycle lanes on NYC streets.

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Junior Omnivores

Michael Pollan, food activist and author, explains the personal and global health implications of food choices to a younger audience in his new book,The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat.

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The Supreme Court begins a new session with a new member: Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Nina Totenberg, NPR’s legal affairs correspondent, sizes up the new session and upcoming cases on issues from gun control to campaign finance.

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David Byrne on City Cycling

Back in the 1970s biking around NYC may not have been cool, but David Byrne was doing it and hasn't stopped since. The former Talking Heads frontman proclaims his love for two-wheeled transport in his new book, Bicycle Diaries.

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Wordnik: Tech Terms

Today is the launch of Windows 7, and the release of Wornik's API. Erin McKean, co-founder of and former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, discusses some of the more confusing tech terms out there.

Listener word challenge! We know about "initialisms" (API) vs. ...

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