Fire and Sabbath; Teaching the History of Sex Ed; Comedy Abroad

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 Eva Moskowitz of Success Academy Charter Schools at a Harlem location

Following the tragic fire which claimed seven lives this past weekend, The Jewish Daily Forward's JJ Goldberg talks about the heightened risk of fire associated with the use of hot plates as part of a strict observance of the Sabbath. Plus: Author Jonathan Zimmerman explains the history of sexual education as it's taught in schools and around the world; Public, private or charter: you explain what has gone into your decision on where to send your children to school; NJPR's Matt Katz discusses how Christie's promises on ethics reform following bridgegate have gone largely unfulfilled. Ben Wellington explains the MTA's new button, which will help you from leaving odd amounts on your card and the Irish-American comedian Des Bishop chronicles his journey to be funny in Mandarin.