Monday, June 1, 2015

event - Randy Cohen interviews Emily Mann, 7PM at the library

Randy Cohen Interviews Emily Mann for "Person, Place, Thing" 

7-9pm      LOCATION: Community Room 

Randy Cohen interviews McCarter Theatre artistic director Emily Mann for his public radio 
program where guests are asked to speak about a person, a place and a thing they find 
meaningful rather than about themselves. Cohen won multiple Emmy awards as a writer 
for "Late Night With David Letterman" and for 12 years wrote "The Ethicist" column for 
The New York Times Magazine

I'm not expecting any lulls in the conversation, but Randy Cohen is also somewhat
well known as a New York City Bicycle advocate. Follow the links below to know more.


September 18, 2014    Bicyclists Roll on New York State DMV       By ADAM KLASFELD 

Bicyclists' uneasy relations with New York took a turn into Federal Court this week, where a class
action claims the DMV "systematically overcharged" cyclists by $88 for traffic tickets, and 
assessed them penalty points on their driver's licenses, in defiance of law. 

Randy Cohen and five other named plaintiffs sued the state and four top DMV officials on Tuesday. 

Plaintiff Dan Kohn, a 41-year-old chief technology officer for a tech start-up living in Battery Park City, 
was pulled over in July for failure to yield to a pedestrian. An avid biker and occasional driver, Kohn 
said in a telephone interview that finding out that a cycling violation could affect his car insurance 
"surprised" him. "It seems kind of ridiculous," he said.              Click here to read the entire article


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