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The Brian Lehrer Show

Times Square as a Model for the World

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Low-cost projects, like the Times Square pedestrian plazas, could transform the way urban space is used in cities around the world.

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Selected Shorts

In the South

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Frenemies, a love story, in a tale by Salman Rushdie

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Selected Shorts

Small Fates 1912

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tweet-sized comic and calamitous moments from 1912, as retold by Teju Cole. 

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Selected Shorts

In an Instant

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Big moments in small lives in stories by Teju Cole and Salman Rushdie.

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Remix Summit

Building Creative Cities

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
The dynamism, scale and diversity of leading world cities make them hubs for cultural activity. But is the growth of a creative city largely organic, or can it be engineered?

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The Takeaway

Philly Mayor: America is Broken & Needs Fixing

Monday, June 23, 2014

This past weekend, Dallas played host to hundreds of mayors from around the nation. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was among those in attendance. He weighs in on the challenges facing his city, and the troubling divides plaguing the nation.

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New Tech City

The Bus of the Future Will Catch You

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Matt George runs a new bus company that doesn't own buses. And he's making some big promises. He says his technology will be the first fundamental evolution in mass transit since subway tracks were laid.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why "Starchitects" Are Ruining Skylines

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Superstar architects, who often work in cities they know nothing about, keep designing buildings that just don't mesh with the surroundings.

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Transportation Nation

More Americans Are Moving for Short Commutes

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Five percent of Americans who moved between 2012 and 2013 did so to make their commute easier.

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99% Invisible

117- Clean Trains

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In just about every movie set in New York City in the 1970s and 80s there's an establishing shot with a graffiti-covered subway. For city officials, train graffiti was a sign that they had lost control. So, starting in the early 70s,

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Transportation Nation

NYPD Tickets for Dangerous Driving Up

Thursday, May 22, 2014

For the third month in a row, tickets for the most dangerous moving violations are up citywide. But some precincts are lagging. 

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Transportation Nation

Illinois Moves to Rein In Ride-Sharing

Friday, May 16, 2014

WBEZ

Illinois senators have passed rules for the new, growing industry of “ride sharing” services, and they appear to be the strictest statewide regulations in the country so far.

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Transportation Nation

Taxi Safety Could Include Black Boxes and Letter Grades

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The city's newly appointed Taxi and Limousine Commissioner says poor driving habits need to be unlearned—and the city is getting ready to school bad drivers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor of (Old) Amsterdam

Friday, April 11, 2014

This segment originally aired live on April 11, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on May 26th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

Eberhard van der Laan, mayor of Amsterdam, discusses his city's similarities to NYC -- a tolerant and diverse city containing people of 180 nationalities, as well as an international business and cultural hotspot.

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Freakonomics Radio

“If Mayors Ruled the World”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Unlike certain elected officials in Washington, mayors all over the country actually get stuff done. So maybe we should ask them to do more?

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Transportation Nation

De Blasio's Pick for Taxi Chair Makes Her Case to City Council

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The woman nominated by Mayor de Blasio to run the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission says if she's confirmed, one of her top priorities will be to set a "new bar for driver and vehicle safety."

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Transportation Nation

NYC Could Get 120 More Speed Cameras

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Speed cameras for New York City streets didn’t make it into the final state budget bill, but twin bills in the Assembly and Senate would bring them to the five boroughs, along with Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Transportation Nation

Traffic Tickets Are Up Across the City

Monday, March 17, 2014

Less than a month into Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to cut down on pedestrian deaths, NYPD data shows most precincts have stepped up citations for speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians and failure to stop at traffic signals.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Smart Cities, Fewer Cars

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cities with the smallest amount of cars tend to have more educated populations. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson on what the cities with the fewest cars tell us about driving and density.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Motor City Massacre Edition

Friday, December 06, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Oklahoma challenges Obamacare, workers decry the minimum wage, and Detroit further deteriorates.

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