The Brian Lehrer Show convened a reporter from Boston, a reporter from NYC, and a reporter from LA to talk about what new NYPD police chief Bill Bratton learned in each city. Listen here, highlights below.
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TLDR #8 - THE PACE PICANTE SALSA ROBOT HAS GONE HAYWIRE
This has been a crazy season for internet hoaxes. This week, we investigate one we actually deeply enjoyed being fooled by — about a social media bot for Pace Picante Salsa going insane and inadvertently revealing an entire world of corporate conspiracy.
Check out this 3D visualization showing the location and density of Manhattan’s street trees. Ken Steif created the map using NYC Parks tree census data available via NYC OpenData.
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Hey, MTA — what do you say? Robert Bacon has some Super ideas for the next subway map.
Widely considered one of the world’s most technologically advanced arenas, Barclays Center even has it own app that allows fans to watch live game feeds and near-instant replays right on their devices. MORE
Can’t get enough holiday music? Our friends over at WQXR are bringing the Christmas spirit with the return of their annual all-classical holiday channel.
All day, all night, through January 6: continuous seasonal music, 24/7.
De Blasio Appoints Government Veteran to First Deputy Mayor
You think you know, but you have no idea: this is Studio 360’s hour-long American Icons on The Wizard of Oz.
Meet the man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum — kinda like Walt Disney, but without any of the business savvy. Discover how the story captivated the imaginations of Russians living under Soviet rule. Follow the yellow brick road through America’s favorite story and discover places in the land of Oz more wonderful and weirder than you ever imagined.