Friday, December 14, 2012
Florida lawmakers are considering charging college students more to study the humanities and less for disciplines tied to in-demand jobs like engineering and tech. Michael Ruse, professor of zoology and philosophy at Florida State University, discusses the pros and cons of this approach. Plus: Asbury Park's post-Sandy recovery progress; following up on E-ZPass and internet addiction; and which books make the best holiday gifts.
Friday, December 07, 2012
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
Where's the bus? It's supposed to be here by now, but it isn't. You crane your neck. Nothing. And then — miraculously — there's a solution. The bus still isn't here. But something else is.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
"DOOMED" read yesterday's controversial New York Post cover. Tom McGeveran, editor of Capital New York who writes about the NYC tabloid wars, discusses the Post's decision to publish the photo of the pushed man. And Jim O'Grady, transportation reporter for WNYC, explains what we know about subway safety.
Do you have a reaction to the Post photograph? Got a question about subway safety? Call 212-433-9692 or post here.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Taras Grescoe describes public transportation all over the world—from New York to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia—and looks at how convenient, affordable, and sustainable urban transportation can lead to better city living. Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile makes an impassioned case for the end of car culture and starting a transportation revolution.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By Kate Hinds
Each act had five minutes to convince the judges it merited the right to legitimately perform in the subway system under an MTA-approved banner. Help us discover the city's best underground music by snapping a shot or sending us a video clip of your favorite subway performance.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will be the first place in the country to ticket drivers for using their cellphones at all, even hands-free devices. Police won’t pull anyone over for talking on a cell, but drivers caught making traffic violations while on the phone may receive an extra ticket. The ban is slated to go into effect on June 1, but members of Chapel Hill’s business community think it goes too far.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
By Amy Eddings
Garbage is a natural extension of our consumption of food. There's waste throughout the process and not just at the end.
And yet, I was still surprised when I came upon a web site about making a garbage truck cupcake topper.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
By Jim O'Grady
The New York Yankees are headed to the playoffs. But the company running Yankee Stadium's parking garages remains mired in a slump. With the baseball season just about over, the numbers are in: paying customers have filled only 45 percent of the stadium's 9,000 parking spots on game days this season.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
On the East Side of Manhattan, the Second Avenue Subway is generating huge volumes of ground up rock – and there’s a market for this rubble, but moving and selling it can be a risky business.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
It’s hard to imagine it now, but in the mid-1920s, the U.S. only had 250 routes for cars. Today, there are more than 55,000 auto bridges, close to 4 million miles of road, and an intricate system of high speed super highways that connect every major city in the country.
These superhighways — which allowed drivers to travel long distances at high speeds — redefined American cities and culture.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
— T. Boone Pickens, oil and gas executive, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Friday, April 22, 2011
As potential car buyers flock to the New York International Auto Show this week, some industry bigwigs are skipping the annual American show for another auto event — in Shanghai. The Chinese auto show and the American auto show overlap this year, and they are certainly competing over the industry spotlight. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau.com, is at the New York show this week. He talks about the growing importance of China's auto show. Some of America's biggest launches, including the Chevy Malibu, are happening at that show as China becomes a major market for American cars.