Rethinking Outerborough Bridge Tolls; Boston Globe's 'Spotlight' Team

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Lawmakers are considering a plan to charge a fee to drive into the center of New York City while cutting all outer-borough bridge tolls.

Coming up on today's show:

  • The U.S. has charged 7 Iranian hackers over cyberattacks on American banks and a dam in Rye Brook, NY. Hear whether the charges will prevent future cyberattacks, or escalate a cyberwar.
  • Lawmakers are considering a plan to charge a fee to drive into the center of New York City while cutting down outer-borough bridge tolls. Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez explains the details of the bill.
  • Meet the real-life Boston Globe reporters who were portrayed in the movie “Spotlight,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
  • A Brooklyn College sociology professor reports back from her field studies of New York City playdates and social class stratification.
  • Maryam al-Khawaja, co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, is working to draw attention to her sister's imprisonment (for having torn up a portrait of Bahrain's king, among other charges) and the U.S. government's silence on human rights in Bahrain.

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