Make School Lunch Great Again; New Jersey Commuters' Woes Continue; Old Values, New Ideas; Renegade Economist

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Compostable plates replaced foam trays in all New York City public schools as of June, 2015

Coming up on today's show:

  • Trump plans to loosen Obama-era school lunch requirements, claiming they make it difficult for cooks to make lunches that kids want to eat.  Bhavani Jaroff, chef, educator, food activist and Daniel Giusti, former head chef of Noma and founder of Brigaid, discuss whether school lunch can follow federal guidelines, stay on budget, and be tasty, too.
  • As the urgent need for infrastructure repairs at Penn Station pile up, New Jersey commuters will (continue to) face a world of pain. Larry Higgs, commuting reporter for NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, talks about Amtrak's plans to repair tracks in Penn Station and how it'll affect commuters.
  • Matthew Dowd, chief analyst for ABC News, former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney '04 presidential campaign and the author of A New Way: Embracing the Paradox as We Lead and Serve (Anam Cara, 2017), offers his take on the current political moment.
  • The ideas that shape mainstream economic thought are out of date. Kate Raworth, senior visiting research associate and advisory board member at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and author of Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (Chelsea Green, 2017), sets out to move beyond the way economics is currently taught and reliance on measurements like GDP.