Ray LaHood, Fighting for Rights, and the Real Dangers of Sitting

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and now co-chair of the MTA’s Reinvention Commission Ray LaHood talks about the agency’s plan to deal with more riders, climate change and other vexing problems, and how the advisory board is listening to suggestions from the public. Plus: the ongoing conflict in Gaza; the inventor of the treadmill desk explains why sitting is so bad for you and how you can get moving if you have a desk job; a lawsuit seeks to codify the right to record police officers in public places; and a look at the issues surrounding ethnic identity and plastic surgery.