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Fast Food Workers' Wage Hike

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Fast Food Labor Board endorses a higher wage for hourly workers, increasing fast food workers' pay to $15/hour.
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Navigating Open Adoptions

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Journalist Kathryn Joyce and Joy Lieberthal, a Korean adult adoptee and clinical social worker, talk about the complex emotions involved in open adoptions.
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Negotiating With Terrorists

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Former diplomat Jonathan Powell argues that negotiations are the only way to promote peace.
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The Complex Dynamics of Open Adoptions; ‘White People’ on MTV; The Power of Negotiation

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The dynamics of open adoptions; an increase in NYC's hourly wage; a spike in assaults on subways; Jose Antonio Vargas' documentary on race; and the power of negotiating with terrorists.
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Is Ride-Sharing 'Color-blind'?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Benjamin Jealous, former NAACP president and an early Uber investor, points to the history of black riders having difficulty getting taxis as a reason to support ride-sharing Uber.
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Does Long Island Need Its Own Vision Zero?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

After two separate drunk driving incidents - causing seven deaths - in Suffolk County, Representative Kathleen Rice proposes new legislation to tackle drunk driving.
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A Doctor's Guide to Marijuana

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A doctor shares what he's learned about medical marijuana, through experience and research.
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Exposing the Cheaters

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hackers have stolen and leaked personal information from the online cheating site Ashley Madison. 
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ADA Turns 25

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The executive director of the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, New York, discusses the 25th anniversary of the American Disability Act.
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A Vision Zero for Long Island; Hacking as Vigilantism; Is Uber “Color-Blind”?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The 25th anniversary of ADA; a Vision Zero plan for Long Island; the Ashley Madison hack; a doctor's guide to medical marijuana; and can Uber solve street hailing's profiling problem?
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A Plan to Limit Uber in NYC

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NYC Council Member Stephen Levin discusses a proposed bill to put a 1 percent growth cap on ride sharing services for the next year while the city conducts a study on traffic impact.
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Rikers 'Needs To Be Permanently Closed'

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Neil Barsky, founder of The Marshall Project, argues that the only way to fix the correctional facility at Rikers Island is to shut it down.
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Can We Still Admire Fallen Heroes?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What happens when one of your heroes turns out to be seriously flawed?
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Kind Conservatism

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Arthur Brooks, president of The American Enterprise Institute, explains how Republican presidential hopefuls should make the case for conservative economic policies.
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Iran: Deal, No Deal, or Something In Between

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg explains the Iran Deal and which details could make or break Congressional support.
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A Call to Shutter Rikers; Kind Conservatism; Fallen Heroes

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How to solve Rikers' ongoing problems; the Iran deal; the effects of Uber on NYC traffic; kind conservatism; fallen (moral) heroes.
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Against the Uber Cap

Monday, July 20, 2015

New York City Council member Ben Kallos argues against proposed legislation to cap the growth of ride-sharing services.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates' Letters to His Son

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates' new memoir reads as a series of letters to his son about growing up black and male in America.
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Trouble as Teacher

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lessons on how to use setbacks and failures as the foundations for learning and self-discovery.
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Congress Debates Iran Deal and Infighting in the GOP

Monday, July 20, 2015

As the 2016 presidential race gets under way, battle looms in Congress over the Iran nuclear deal. 
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