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Wanted In D.C.: A New Taxicab Commissioner

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Swain's tenure was marked by a few major developments: One, the switch from a zone system to meters; Swain was also a key player in the taxicab bribery scandal.

After someone tried to bribe him, he agreed to wear a wire for the FBI. The investigation eventually led to more than three dozen arrests, including the chief of staff to a D.C. Council member. The Mayor's Office says Dena Reed, the general counsel at the Taxicab Commission, will take over as interim commissioner.


French Bulldog At Heart Of New Children's Book 'Naughty Mabel'

Mabel is a naughty French bulldog at the center of a new children's book by Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lane about his inspiration for the fictional dog.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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