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New York's Crime Lessons

Monday, December 12, 2011

Frank Zimring, professor of law and criminal justice at UC-Berkeley and the author of The City that Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control, studied New York City's drop in crime for lessons about policing and drug enforcement for other cities. 

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Gillibrand: Keystone Pipeline 'Poison Pill' for Payroll Tax Cut

Monday, December 12, 2011

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, New York Senator (D) Kirsten Gillibrand rounded up news from Washington as the legislative session wraps up, from the payroll tax cuts to unemployment benefits and more.

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What's Keeping Latino Voters Away from the GOP?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Matt Barreto, advisor to impreMedia/Latino Decisions polling and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, discussed the findings of a new poll, which suggests that Latino voters do not care as much about religion or social issues as previously thought.

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Leading Minds

Monday, December 12, 2011

Harvard education professor, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and author of the newly reissued Creating Minds and Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership, Howard Gardner revisits his work on multiple intelligences in creativity and leadership. 

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More Reasons to Love NY

Monday, December 12, 2011

Contributing editors for New York Magazine, Chris Smith and Amy Larocca, walk us through some of the "Reasons to Love New York" from the annual issue.

What happened this year that made you love New York?

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Paradox of Choice

Friday, December 09, 2011

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous argues that there’s an aggressive campaign going on to roll back voting rights in this country. He’ll talk about how he thinks those rights are threatened and who’s behind it. Plus, a recap of Brian’s conversation last night about school choice with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott; Wall Street Journal wealth reporter Robert Frank discusses his new book about the surprising pros and (mostly) cons of taxing the rich; and a chance to plug your business as we launch the Brian Lehrer Show Listener Holiday Gift Guide.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Plug Your Business

Friday, December 09, 2011

To launch our group-created holiday gift guide, we open the phones for listeners to plug their favorite businesses this holiday season.

»» Add Your Suggestion And See The Guide

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SchoolBook Town Hall with Chancellor Walcott

Friday, December 09, 2011

Hear excerpts of Brian's interview last night with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott at the SchoolBook Town Hall event.

»» Have you gone through the school choice process? Schoolbook wants to know your "three tips that can help other New York City parents." Share them here!

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Corzine's Catastrophe

Friday, December 09, 2011

Bloomberg Businessweek reporters Matthew Leising and Christina Alesci talk about former Governor Jon Corzine's actions at MF Global and his testimony yesterday before a congressional panel, plus the latest from Europe. 

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Analyzing Palestinian Media

Friday, December 09, 2011

Itamar Marcus, Israeli political activist, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch, and co-author of the new book Deception: Betraying the Peace Process, discusses his book cataloguing and analyzing Palestinian-Authority controlled media.

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Benjamin Jealous on Voter Access

Friday, December 09, 2011

A recent NAACP report charges that new voter laws in 14 states curtail the participation of Black and Hispanic voters. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous discusses his organization's work around voting rights, and more.

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Taxing the Rich

Friday, December 09, 2011

Robert Frank, wealth reporter for The Wall Street Journal and author of The High-Beta Rich: How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble, and Bust, talks about the pros and cons of taxing the rich and says the risk is not from "rich flight."

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Gut Reactions

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole and now co-author of Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us discusses the best way to profile a suspect. Also: John Petro of the Drumm Major Institute on why he thinks the new Cuomo tax plan will harm funding for city services and help the wealthy; Henry Louis Gates Jr. continues a weekly series on African-American history; and the role of violence interrupters on the streets.

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Life Upon These Shores: Gates on the "New Negro Movement"

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor at Harvard University, author of Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513-2008, and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, continues this month's series on African American history with a discussion about the "New Negro Movement" of the early 20th century.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Latest

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Yesterday brought a major development in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Philadelphia Inquirer criminal courts reporter Joe Slobodzian discusses developments and Abu-Jamal's thirty-year imprisonment.

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Violence Interrupters

Thursday, December 08, 2011

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses her reporting on violence interrupters, and what they do to try to stop violent crime in the city. Director of Save Our Streets Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Amy Ellenbogen, and violence interrupter for Harlem's Street Corner Resources, Dedric Hammond who goes by Beloved, join the conversation. 

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Overruling Plan B

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Wall Street Journal reporter, Jennifer Corbett Dooren, talks about the surprise move by HHS to overrule the FDA on age restrictions for the Plan B emergency contraception pill. 

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Don't Blink

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Mary Ellen O'Toole, a former FBI profiler and the co-author with Alisa Bowman of Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us, says that relying on fear and emotion won't keep us safe.

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Two Ways To Be Against The Cuomo Tax Plan

Thursday, December 08, 2011

John Petro, urban affairs policy analyst at the Drum Major Institute, and E.J. McMahon, Tax and Budgetary Studies senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, discuss why they think the Cuomo tax plan will hurt city services and benefit the wealthy. 

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Spread the Word

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Supreme Court has just refused to hear a case about New York City schools prohibiting religious services on school premises. Hear what it means for area schools and worship groups. Plus: ABC's Christiane Amanpour on covering pro-democracy movements abroad and the elections in the U.S.; the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor; and the case against thrift and for consumer culture.

 

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