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Brooke Gladstone on DHS Oversight; MTA; DNA

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MTA New York City Subway crews spent a weekend rehabilitating the Greenpoint Tube on the G train, last weekend. This weekend the G will be one of only two lines without construction work. (MTA Photo by Patrick Cashin/flickr)

Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of On The Media talks about a new program to shed light on the Department of Homeland Security (with a little help from listeners). Then, the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the state of the MTA with WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Jim O’Grady. Plus: Emma Keller, columnist for The Guardian, and Kai Wright of Colorlines, talk about their personal exploration of DNA.

Brooke Gladstone on Detention, Media, and More

Each week, On the Media talks about our news, information, technology, privacy, and more. Brooke Gladstone, managing editor and co-host of On the Media, discusses her latest reporting, including the project to help shed light on Department of Homeland Security airport detainment practices, stemming from a personal airport experience of OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: The State of the MTA

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Transportation Nation's Andrea Bernstein and Jim O'Grady discuss the MTA's capital projects, planned fare increases and what the next mayor can, and can't, do about it.

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DNA Secrets

Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines and Nation contributor, and Emma Keller, columnist for The Guardian, discuss the special they worked on together for WNYC all about DNA and how much you actually want to know about your genes. Plus, their next project: reporting on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

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Open Phones: Advice Roulette

Another installment of our occasional open-phones segment Radio Advice Roulette - listeners asking each other for advice live on the radio. Here's how it works: If you need advice on anything, anything at all, call 212-433-9692 and we'll pair you with a fellow WNYC listener. The catch? Before you get to ask for advice from someone, you have to give advice to another caller.

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Does Apple Plan Its Own Obsolescence?

Have you noticed that your iPhone starts to slow down...right around the time a new iPhone roll-out is announced? Catherine Rampell of The New York Times discusses whether Apple is intentionally coordinating the obsolescence of its products, and if the strategy could ultimately backfire as it upsets customers.

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