January 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

As track repairs begin again in Penn Station, the Gateway Tunnel Project might offer a lifeline from New Jersey to New York. But, it may be dead on arrival. Why? And should the subway shutdown at night for necessary track work? For overnight shift workers this might sound horrific, but is it necessary? We talk to Tom Wright, the Regional Plan Association’s President, who insists it’s essential to keep our economy afloat. We’ll take you inside a home in upstate New York where women battling addiction stand a chance of beating their demons. As we prepare to remember the civil rights leader 50 years after his murder, Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater teams up with WNYC to illuminate our nation’s progress and missteps in the fight for equal rights. WNYC’S own Brian Lehrer, host of “The Brian Lehrer Show,” joins us with more. Steve Martin’s new play, “Meteor Shower” is a hit and it’s star Laura Benanti, is out of this world! She’s here!

Aired on January 9, 2018.

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