Drones, Crime, and Sleepy CEOs

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In the city that supposedly never sleeps, it’s not nightlife that’s preventing people from getting their Z’s: It’s more work. (Martin Novak/Shutterstock)

What happens when corporate and nonprofit executives actively encourage their employees to get more rest? Four CEOs who launched an experiment after WNYC's "Clock Your Sleep" Project share their results so far. Plus: Tracking Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's money; an update on Israel and Palestine; the legality of flying drones in New York City; and assessing Mayor de Blasio on crime six months into his administration.


Will the Rockets and Missiles Stop Flying?

This morning Israel has accepted an Egypt-brokered cease fire, but reports are Hamas has rejected it. Steven Erlanger, London bureau chief and former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, discusses the latest in the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the US response.

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Six Months In, Has de Blasio Ended 'Stop-and-Frisk Era'?

A promise to change how the NYPD conducts stops was a centerpiece of the mayor's campaign. Now stops are way down, as is overall crime, but shootings are up, particularly in housing projects. We assess six months of the de Blasio-Bratton era, and hear from you on how the new policing style is shaking out.

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Following Silver's Money

Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver disclosed that he earned between $650,000 and $750,000 from his law firm in 2013, almost double the prior year's pay. Editor Michael Aronson explains the Daily News' efforts to follow the revelations regarding Silver's income.

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Game of Drones

More and more people are flying drones in and around New York City. We break down where to buy 'em, how to fly 'em, and when it's legal.

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The CEO Sleep Experiment

Have you ever set an alarm clock to remind you to go to sleep? Arianna Huffington has. She joins WNYC's Laura Walker and other top managers to talk about how some of NYC's most bleary-eyed CEO's are taking the WNYC Clock Your Sleep challenge.

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