Citi Bike Financial Woes; Jimmy Carter; New Yorker Cartoons

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Citi Bike station (Kate Hinds/WNYC)

Even on the coldest winter days, New Yorkers take thousands of Citi Bike rides each day – but the bike sharing system is apparently in big financial trouble. WNYC’s Kate Hinds and Andrea Bernstein explain why this happened and how the company might be able to fix its finances. Plus: Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his new book on women’s rights around the world; and The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff on his new book How About Never – Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons.

Could Citi Bike Go Broke?

After months and months of rosy reports about ridership, reports last week show that Citi Bike is actually in big financial trouble. How did this happen? Kate Hinds, WNYC transportation reporter, and Andrea Bernstein, WNYC metro reporter and editor, discuss the numbers and how Citi Bike could be saved.

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Albany's Crunch Week

With the state budget deadline looming, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator (D-35) and Democratic conference leader, discusses the process and her party's priorities, including pre-K funding and public campaign financing, and a new chance for the state Dream Act.

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President Carter on Women's Rights

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is now the author of A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power, about gender equality around the world. He'll discuss his push for women's rights and some of today's headlines.

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Does Homework Help?

A new study shows that only a few habits actually lead to higher test scores: Reading aloud to young children and talking with teens about college.

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A Life in New Yorker Cartoons

Bob Mankoff, New Yorker Magazine cartoon editor, discusses his new book, How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons.

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