Worldview launched a new series today called Here, There that examines how different countries deal with universal questions. Today's installment was about public transportation systems. Audio from the show and transit slideshows after the jump.
Today, Chicago's city council Finance Committee debated the proposed parking meter lease for three and a half hours. It was full of technical questions and a little debate, but Alderman Walter Burnett livened things up by oddly comparing the deal to Viagra, of all things.
Yesterday Eight Forty-Eight broadcast an essay by a young writer in Chicago who gets a $1000 monthly stipend from her parents to help her if she "spends a little too much on shoes or let the heat bill get too high."
Steve Edwards spoke with Bill Ayers yesterday. It's not the first time they've spoken. We're working on getting audio up from his past appearances, but for now we have at least one previous interview about his newly re-published book, Fugitive Days, from 2001.
PRX.org just launched‚ a new version of its website and it is super swanky. What is PRX? It's the Public Radio Exchange, a non-profit online marketplace for radio producers, public radio stations (like us)‚ and listeners (you!).