Port Authority; Women Online; Baby Boomers; Predictions for 2064

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The George Washington Bridge (John Moore/Getty Images/Getty)

With names still emerging in the Bridgegate scandal, is the structure of the Port Authority partially to blame? WNYC's Andrea Bernstein breaks down the chain of authority at the Port Authority. Then: writer Amanda Hess explains why women aren't really welcome on the internet. Plus: a look back at the Baby Boom generation with P.J. O'Rourke, and a look ahead to the future inspired by Isaac Asimov.

Bridgegate Update

Ted Mann, transportation reporter for The Wall Street Journal's Greater New York section, talks about the latest developments in the story he broke about the politics behind the George Washington Bridge access shut-down. New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez joins him to discuss Governor Chris Christie’s relationships with mayors in New Jersey.  

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The Port Authority and Bridgegate

Andrea Bernstein, metro editor at WNYC News, talks about how the structure of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey contributed to the "Bridgegate" scandal and reform efforts.

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Why Being a Woman on the Internet is Terrible

“Harrassers and people who threaten women will try to harass women in a way they think they can get away with," says Amanda Hess, freelance writer and contributor to Slate. She discusses her new piece in Pacific Standard, "Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet."

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P.J. O'Rourke's Generation

In his new book,The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again) , author P.J. O'Rourke turns his scathing wit on himself and his demographic cohort -- boomers.


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Your Predictions for 2064

Yesterday, we spoke with Matt Novak of Gizmodo's "Paleofuture" blog about Isaac Asimov's 1964 predictions for 2014. Now, we want to get your predictions for fifty years from now -- life in 2064. Post your predictions now, and Matt will be back at 11:40 on Tuesday to assess your predictions and talk about the state of futurism.

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