Broadband Access For All; NYC Transportation Commissioner; The World’s Biggest Family Tree

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Friday, February 21, 2014

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg (L) and NYPD head William Bratton (R) (Kate Hinds/WNYC)

Andrew Rasiej of Personal Democracy Media talks about efforts to increase internet accessibility all over the city and the possibility of Google Fiber coming to New York. Plus: NYC Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on Vision Zero plans and potholes; and an Esquire editor is building the world’s biggest family tree and wants you to help him expand it.

Court: Don't Lie to Suspects (Too Much)

Steven Drizin, clinical law professor at Northwestern University School of Law and legal director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, dicusses The New York State Court of Appeals ruling that police lied too much to a murder suspect. Drizin explains the case and the line between an acceptable lie in an interrogation and a lie that forces a false confession. Plus: a bill for remedies for forced confessions.


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Broadband Access for All?

Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Media, which focuses on the intersection of technology and politics, talks about increasing access to broadband Internet here in New York, and how it might be funded. Plus, Rasiej discusses the announcement that Google Fiber is expanding to more cities and explores the possibility of it coming to New York.

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DOT Chief on de Blasio's Motorcade: All NYers Will Have to Watch How They Drive

Commissioner Polly Trottenberg says it is "going to involve a culture change and personal responsibility for all of us” to reduce traffic deaths in the city.

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Are You Related to A.J. Jacobs?

Probably! In his latest project, A.J. is trying to create the world's biggest family tree, connecting him to everyone else on the planet. He discusses the project, the revolution in online genealogy, and the huge family reunion he's planning -- you're invited.

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