Big Ideas: Carmen Fariña, Brad Lander, Franklin Foer

Email a Friend
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visiting a middle school in April, 2014

It’s BYOB week - that's 'Bring Your Own Bag' week - in New York City. City Council Member Brad Lander explains the challenge, which aims to cut down on the use of new paper or plastic bags, and a bill that would tax those bags. Plus: an examination of the record of the police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold; New Republic editor Franklin Foer on 100 years of the magazine’s most important essays; New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña talks about the start of parent-teacher conferences; and a look at the sentimental meaning of the clothes we wear.