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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A new bike sharing system has been a hit in Paris. Would a bike share work here in New York too? Then, an Orthodox Jewish writer discusses his crisis of faith when deciding whether to circumcise his newborn son. Also, the Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell take listeners’ calls on home repair. But first, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charlie Savage on how the Bush administration has shifted power to the executive branch and secured this shift for generations to come.


Charlie Savage

The Subversion of American Democracy

Boston Globe reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Charlie Savage describes the power struggle between the Bush administration and the legislative branches of government in Takeover. Mr. Savage argues that since President Bush assumed the Presidency in 2001, he, along with Vice President Cheney and White House attorneys, have enlarged the role ...

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NYC Bike Sharing

Less than one percent of New Yorkers commute by bike. Leonard talks to David Haskell, executive director of The Forum for Urban Design, about the results of a recent bike-sharing experiment in NYC, in which anyone could borrow a bike for 30 minutes and return at destinations in Washington Square ...

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Shalom Auslander on His Relationship to God

Shalom Auslander describes his Orthodox Jewish upbringing as theological abuse in his memoir, Foreskin’s Lament. He was forced to grapple with his relationship to God and Judaism when deciding whether to circumcise his newborn son.

Foreskin’s Lament is available for purchase at

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The Gurus of How-To

The Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell tackle the nuts and bolts of home repair, and take listeners’ calls on everything from leaky faucets to noisy air conditioners. Call us at 212-433-WNYC (212-433-9692) or submit a comment.

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