Streams

Activist New York

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Sarah Henry, chief curator at the Museum of the City of New York, wraps up the Activism NY Facebook project from the MCNY and the BLS, and hears from listeners about New York City's activist past. New York Times Magazine contributor Jonathan Mahler, author of the article "Oakland: the Last Refuge of Radical America," discusses Oakland as a center of activism.

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The Sikh Temple Shooting and Hate Groups

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, discusses Wade Michael Page, the gunman who allegedly killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, and had ties to hate groups. We take a look at white supremacy in the US.

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Mid-Olympics Check-In

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca checks-in from London to talk about this year's Olympic trends, upsets, and the controversial New York Times article on American runner Lolo Jones.

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Only Humans On Earth

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Chris Stringer, author of Lone Survivors: How We Came to be the Only Humans on Earth, discusses his new book laying out his controversial theory on the evolutionary origins of modern humanity.

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Open Prep: Campaigns and Big Data

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

On the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday, Micah Sifry of Tech President talked about how the Obama and Romney campaigns are using data to target and tailor their messaging to raise cash and rustle up votes. Below is some of the background reading we did to get ready for the conversation.

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Latching On

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

As details emerge about the alleged shooter at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, hear a discussion about the status of hate groups in America. Plus: NPR’s Mike Pesca is live from the Olympics; the history of activism in New York and why Oakland is the center of radicalism in America now; big data and the presidential race; paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer on his new controversial theory on the origins of humanity; and following up on the city’s “Latch on NYC” program.

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Following Up: "Latch On NYC"

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Deborah Kaplan, assistant commissioner for maternal, infant, and reproductive health at the New York City Department of Health, follows up on yesterday's conversation about access to baby formula in city hospitals.

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Sikh Community Responds to Wisconsin Shooting

Monday, August 06, 2012

On Sunday a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. Councilman-at-large and Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Bhalla and Sikh Coalition co-founder Prabhjot Singh discuss the shooting, and how the local community is responding.

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Curiosity on Mars

Monday, August 06, 2012

Tariq Malik, managing editor for SPACE.com, talks about NASA's Curiosity rover and what it's looking for on Mars.

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Deb Amos on Syria

Monday, August 06, 2012

Deborah Amos, who covers the Middle East for NPR News, discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Breastfeeding Fiat

Monday, August 06, 2012

Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog Free-Range Kids, takes issue with the new city program to promote breast-feeding, "Latch On NYC."

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Dump the Bucket List

Monday, August 06, 2012

Carl Richards, certified financial planner, Bucks blogger at The New York Times and author of The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money, talks about his recent column suggesting that long-term goals add to unhappiness.

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Voting Rights: Then and Now

Monday, August 06, 2012

On the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Andrew Young—former U.N. ambassador, congressman, Atlanta mayor and civil rights activist—remembers the day and talks about laws affecting ballot access today. He's joined by Michael Waldman, executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and a former chief speechwriter to President Clinton.

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The Long View

Monday, August 06, 2012

The head of the U.N. Syria mission has resigned. Deb Amos of NPR discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria and what hopes are left for international diplomacy to end the conflict. Plus: Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Bhalla reacts to the shooting near Milwaukee; U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU discuss the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and ballot access today; what NASA’s Curiosity rover is looking for on Mars; and what long-term goals are you letting go of to make you happier?

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Following Up: Do Latino Leaders Need to Speak Spanish?

Friday, August 03, 2012

Both parties are trying to court the Latino vote, and putting Latino politicians in the spotlight. But some of them don't speak Spanish…. Does it matter? We ask Gerson Borrero, columnist at El Diario La Prensa and borreroreport.com.

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Goldman Sachs Funds Anti-Recidivism Program

Friday, August 03, 2012

New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs discusses the deal between the city and Goldman Sachs and the potential of social impact bond financing for social service programs.

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Gymnastics Fever

Friday, August 03, 2012

Meghan O'Rourke, Slate contributor and author of The Long Goodbye: A Memoir, discusses why gymnastics is so captivating and takes calls from anyone with gymnastics fever.

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The Culture of Cuomo in Albany

Friday, August 03, 2012

Capitol New York political reporter Azi Paybarah explains how Governor Cuomo's promises of transparency compare to his administration's record, and discusses the latest on the governor's 2016 hopes.

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Life Without Parole

Friday, August 03, 2012

Charles Ogletree, professor and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and co-editor of Life Without Parole: America's New Death Penalty?, examines the social, political, cultural, and legal meanings of lifelong imprisonment.

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July Jobs and the Fed

Friday, August 03, 2012

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is stuck between the economic hawks, who are worried about high inflation, and doves, who want to spur employment. Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses this morning's jobs report and whether it will spur the Fed into further action.

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