New York Primary Day

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It’s Primary Day in New York, and WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah unpack the morning’s political events. Plus: New York’s diverse wildlife; voting with the new ballot; why overheard cell phone conversations drive us nuts; and an informal, unofficial, and thoroughly unscientific New York primary exit poll.

Limited Polling Hours

Lawrence Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law, discusses the limited operating hours at polling stations throughout the city.


Primary Day

WNYC reporters Azi Paybarah and Bob Hennelly unpack the day's political news.  

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Voting Vignettes

Charles BlowNew York Times visual Op-Ed columnist; Julie Lasky, editor of the Change Observer channel at Design Observer and former editor-in-chief of I.D.; and Milton Glaser, designer of the "I [Heart] NY" logo check in throughout the day to talk about the design of the new voting system.

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Only Hearing Half

New Jersey Transit introduced some "quiet cars" this week — and that means no cell phone calls during the commute. Gary Lupyan, assistant psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains why hearing only one side of a cell phone conversation (a "halfalogue") is so annoying and disruptive.

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Changing Cuba

The Lexington Institute's vice president Phil Peters talks about the latest news out of Cuba, including the announcement that 500,000 government workers will be laid off. 

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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific NY Primary Exit Poll

Throughout the show listeners call in to share how they voted.

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Wild Life

Robert Sullivan, author of The Thoreau You Don't Know: What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant, talks about the abundant flora and fauna of New York City — where more bird species were found in Jamaica Bay than in Yellowstone and Yosemite combined.

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