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Boston Bombings

The Brian Lehrer Show

Recycling Plastic; NYC Jobs Blueprint; Centrists; La Ruta

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The month-long series on recycling in New York City with Ron Gonen, the deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling, and sustainability, concludes today with a conversation about plastics, glass, and metal. Plus: Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner on why the brothers Tsarnaev remind him of the brothers Kaczynski; a centrist manifesto; a blueprint by big business for economic growth; and a play about immigration.

The Takeaway

What is a Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being charged with using weapons of mass destruction. But while the harm that the pressure cooker bomb caused is undeniably high, is the bomb, in fact, a weapon of mass destruction based on our government’s definition?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Green Mayor; Muslims React; Morning TV Wars; Earl the Pearl

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Brian hosted a mayoral forum all about the environmental policies of the candidates. Hear extended excerpts. Plus: Reaction from Muslims to the identities of the Boston bombing suspects; New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter on his new book on the morning T.V. wars; the connection between conservative Christians and international adoptions; and Hall of Fame basketball player Earl "the Pearl" Monroe.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Boston Aftermath; International Justice; Nature Conservancy

Monday, April 22, 2013

The legal, political, and national security implications of the Boston bombing arrest. Then, Louise Arbour of the International Crisis Group talks about her work and recent news on international justice. Plus: Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, talks about why the profit motive should drive conservation; the rise and potential of citizen science with stories from you on your contributions; and what video games teach us about winning and losing.

Transportation Nation

Here's What Boston's Transportation Lockdown Looked Like

Friday, April 19, 2013

With a massive manhunt underway for the suspect in Monday's Boston marathon bombing, Boston's metropolitan area is experiencing near total transportation shutdown. And it's shocking in its scope. 

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On The Media

How Runner's World Covered the Marathon

Friday, April 19, 2013

The magazine Runner's World sent over 20 staffers to cover the Boston Marathon. After the bombs exploded, a small team stayed in Boston, transforming from sports reporters to journalists in a breaking news environment. Brooke talks with the magazine's Editor-in-Chief, David Willey, about directing the magazine's coverage during a national tragedy.

 

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The Takeaway

When An Ordinary ER Becomes a Trauma Hospital

Friday, April 19, 2013

After the bombs went off in Boston, local emergency rooms were inundated with trauma patients. In addition, those patients arrived with complex wounds typical of war zones, like those caused by IED shrapnel. What happens when an ordinary ER becomes a military hospital? How does a hospital prepare for a mass casualty-- and how does it adjust to these new circumstances?

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WNYC News

FBI Releases Images of Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing

Thursday, April 18, 2013

After a wave of wrong pictures circulated online and made to the front page of the New York Post, the FBI has released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. The agency is asking for the public's help in identifying them.

 

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Transportation Nation

After Boston, NY and NJ Transit On Heightened Alert

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WNYC

In the wake of the Boston bombings, transit systems around New York and New Jersey are beefing up security.   It's part reassurance, part having "more eyes and ears -- and in the case of police dogs -- noses out there," says an MTA spokesman.

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