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StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash. Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Never Too Late to Learn to Drive

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Adam Gopnik, a writer for the New Yorker and a grown-up, took his son to get a driver's permit and got one with him. He tells us what it's like to learn to drive as an adult in New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senator Gillibrand; Learning To Drive; Loretta Lynch Confirmation

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What did we learn during Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing? Plus: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; learning to drive in New York City as an adult; our Parks & Rec t.v. club; and more.

Transportation Nation

NY State DMV Commissioner Resigns

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Barbara Fiala, who held the post since 2011, largely flew under the radar — until a tumultuous autumn had street safety advocates calling for her resignation.
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The Takeaway

Oil Drops Help the Pump, But May Hurt Long Term

Friday, October 17, 2014

When you fill up your car this weekend, you'll notice that gas is cheaper, down 20 cents a gallon in the last month.That's because of a drop in the price of oil, now below $85 a barrel.

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Freakonomics Radio

The Perfect Crime

Thursday, May 01, 2014

If you are driving and kill a pedestrian, there's a good chance you'll barely be punished. Why?

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Transportation Nation

Why Spend More Money on Roads if People are Driving Less?

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

That old axiom of transportation policy—to relieve congestion build more lanes—may be giving way to the realization that it's not worth it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Car Knows Your Secrets

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

How would you feel about a car that knows—and stores—everything about you, including how often you speed and whether you’re a seatbelt scofflaw? What if that technology could one day lower your insurance bills?

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New Jersey News

Go to Hoboken... Just Don't Drive There

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WNYC

As of October, Hoboken generated $150,000 in residential parking fees, and $3.5 million in parking tickets. Some residents question whether there is an incentive to relieve the parking congestion.

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Transportation Nation

Stretch of 1st Avenue Repaved with New Asphalt

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A large stretch of 1st avenue has been re-paved using asphalt the Department of Transportation says is more durable and easier to maintain. Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the roadway was originally paved with 18-inches of concrete 30 years ago, which was more cost-effective at the time, back in 1983.

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Transportation Nation

Report: Social Media Contributing to Decline in Car Ownership

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A new report by U.S PIRG is linking a decline in car ownership among young people to smart-phone enabled sharing services, like car sharing and bike sharing.  Young people are getting licenses later and later, and buying cars less and less often. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

No Time for Driving

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Alex Goldmark, reporter for WNYC's Transportation Nation, talks about the latest survey to show fewer teens are getting licensed to drive. 

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Transportation Nation

That Device May Be Hands-Free, But Your Brain Is Still Engaged

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The auto industry has become a technological arms race on four wheels, with manufacturers and app developers furiously working to make cars as connected as smartphones. But just because something is voice-controlled doesn't mean your brain can multitask behind the wheel.

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Freakonomics Radio

Baby, You Can Program My Car

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A glimpse into our driverless future.

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Transportation Nation

Your NY-NJ-CT Live Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Map

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

Summer's here, such as it is.   Pretty much everyone is thinking about getting out of New York City.  We're going to make it easier.

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Transportation Nation

Driving Is Dropping In The U.S.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WNYC

America's "driving boom" is over. So says a study by U.S. Public Interest Group, which found that after six decades of steady increases in drivership, the trend has reversed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Targeted Killings; Wole Soyinka on Africa; NJ’s Jughandle

Thursday, February 07, 2013

A leaked White House memo lays out a legal defense for “targeted killings” – including drone strikes. Omar Shakir, co-author of Living Under Drones, talks about why he objects to the U.S. strikes. Then, Laura Seay, professor at Morehouse College, explains why the conflicts in Mali and Afghanistan should not be compared. Plus: Nobel prize-winning Wole Soyinka on his new book about Africa; a February series on fashion kicks off with Parsons Professor Hazel Clark; and the end of the New Jersey jughandle, and that odd left turn.

The Takeaway

What Would It Take to Stop Texting While Driving?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We all know it’s not safe to text and drive. And many states have passed laws to cut down on the practice. But states like Massachusetts are finding that it can be a challenge enforcing these laws. Lt. Victor Flaherty of the West Bridgewater Police works to enforce the Massachusetts anti-texting laws that went into effect in 2010.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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