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The Brian Lehrer Show

In The Midst Of The Polar Vortex, A Drought In California

Monday, January 27, 2014

In light of California Governor Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency, Lauren Sommers, science and environmental reporter at KQED, discusses the political and environmental effects of the drought. 

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Transportation Nation

New York Airports Nation's Worst During Recent Bad Weather

Thursday, January 09, 2014

New York City's airports performed worse than any other in the country during the recent polar vortex.

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Transportation Nation

The Polar Vortex and Pilot Rest Rules

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

If you've had to fly anywhere over the last couple of days, chances are your flight has been delayed or canceled. While the weather is one obvious factor, JetBlue says newly implemented FAA rules about pilot rest are part of the reason for its snarled flights.

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Transportation Nation

Polar Vortex Be Damned — New Yorkers Will Still Citi Bike

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

New York's bike share program is experiencing its first winter, and even though ridership is dipping with the temperatures, Citi Bikers are riding anyway.

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The Takeaway

Polar Vortex's Breathtaking Chill Freezes Millions

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

As many as 200 million Americans are coping with extreme weather this week brought on by what meteorologists are calling a polar vortex. Joining The Takeaway to explain the science behind the polar vortex is Jennifer Francis, research professor at Rutgers University's Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Business owner Richard Thomas of the R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Atlanta, GA explains how his business is coping in the frigid weather.

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Operavore

Nudists at the Opera

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Fred Plotkin asks: "If there is a potential for audience development among naturists, should arts organizations throw caution (and not only) to the wind and make accommodations on special occasions?"

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