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Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops

wnyc.org — Inside Hoboken's combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet. Behind the locked door, some mothballed laptop computers are strewn among brown cardboard boxes. Others are stacked one atop another. Dozens more are stored on mobile computer carts, many of them on their last legs.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @arminghazi: “There is no more determined hacker, so to speak, than a 12-year-old who has a computer.” wnyc.org/2CoaY

Jul 29, 2014

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Jul 29, 2014

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Equinox CEO on Citi Bike: I Can Confirm We're In Negotiations

wnyc.org — While it's been widely reported that REQX Ventures is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Citi Bike, it's been difficult to get anyone involved in the negotiations to talk on the record about it. Until now. Speaking on CNBC Tuesday morning, Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak spoke about it for seemingly the first time.

Ray LaHood, Fighting for Rights, and the Real Dangers of Sitting

wnyc.org — Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and now co-chair of the MTA’s Reinvention Commission Ray LaHood talks about the agency’s plan to deal with more riders, climate change and other vexing problems, and how the advisory board is listening to suggestions from the public.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @BrianLehrer: Listen here: wnyc.org/story/the-bria… RT @sheeraf: About to go on the @BrianLehrer show, to talk more about how this round of violence began.

Jul 29, 2014

RT @BrianLehrer: Listen here: wnyc.org/story/the-bria… RT @sheeraf: About to go on the @BrianLehrer show, to talk more about how this round of violence began.

Jul 29, 2014

Listen here: wnyc.org/story/the-bria… RT @sheeraf: About to go on the @BrianLehrer show, to talk more about how this round of violence began.

Maggie Gyllenhaal on the Personal and Political in "The Honorable Woman"

wnyc.org — Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses her role in the new SundanceTV miniseries " The Honorable Woman," about Nessa Stein, whose father was a Zionist arms procurer who was assassinated. Years later, after inheriting her father's company, Nessa changes its purpose from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the West Bank, promoting peace and communication.

The Brian Lehrer Show

wnyc.org — James A. Levine, co-director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative, author of Get Up!: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and the inventor of the treadmill desk, explains why sitting is bad for health and longevity and how to add more movement to your workday.
Jul 29, 2014

Staying standing can mean staying healthy -- and your chari is killing you, says @JamesLevineMD wnyc.org/story/death-ch…

Jul 29, 2014

Audio of our standing (literally, conducted while standing) interview with the inventor of the treadmill desk. wnyc.org/story/death-ch…

The Leonard Lopate Show

wnyc.org — Reporter Margot Adler’s mellifluous voice has been heard on National Public Radio for 35 years, where she covered everything from budget cuts in education to the arts to Occupy Wall Street. She died yesterday at the age of 68, after battling cancer for three-and-a-half years.In addition to being a brilliant reporter, she had another life as a leader in the Pagan community, and was a Wiccan priestess.
Jul 29, 2014

Tribute: Listen to Leonard's 1989 chat with @NPR reporter Margot Adler about witches & being a Wiccan priestess: bit.ly/1tnNiva

Seán Hemingway on The Sun Also Rises

wnyc.org — Ernest Hemingway's first novel, , is the quintessential story of the Lost Generation. The story follows Lady Brett Ashley and Jake Barnes and their carousing friends from the nightclubs of 1920s Paris to the bull fights in Spain. It looks at the disillusionment of the post-World War I generation, but, at its heart, the novel is about unrequited love.
Jul 29, 2014

Now: Seán Hemingway on his grandfather's first novel 'The Sun Also Rises' -- share your questions about the book: bit.ly/1tWJApY

A Fight For the Right To Record Police Officers

wnyc.org — Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel discusses his client Debra Goodman's lawsuit, which seeks to clarify that people have the right (under the First Amendment) to film or record police officers without being harassed or arrested.
Jul 29, 2014

Should you be able to film the NYPD? Police authority, civil liberties, and accountability on trial: wnyc.org/story/fight-ri…