October 20, 2017

Expect Delays

We all love to travel to different places, but not many of us like the stressful, banal process of the journey. This week, stories about delays—including a town known entirely for its speed trap, and a woman who comes up against bureaucratic nightmares every time she wants to go just a few blocks away.

Armand Masten, mayor of Linndale, OH in 1970.

Dudley Brumbach/The Plain Dealer


Ira talks to JetBlue pilot Anne Aldrich about the unusual speech she gives before take-off. (11 minutes)
Act Two

Asleep at the Wheel

Traffic jams that last days are not uncommon in China. Producer Stephanie Foo talks to two people about how they pass the time. (10 minutes)