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Teacher Data Reports

Friday, February 24, 2012

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, talks about Friday's court-ordered release of the DOE's Teacher Data Reports and gets teachers' responses to the now-public, and often flawed, data. Note: Data will be released at noon today.

»» On Schoolbook: What Do You Think of the Decision to Release Data?

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LinkedIn to Employment

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lindsey Pollack, career adviser, "global spokesperson" for LinkedIn, and the author of Getting from College to Career Rev Ed: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, talks about using social media tools, like LinkedIn, to find a job. Have you used LinkedIn in your job search?

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Explainer: Corporate Tax Rates

Friday, February 24, 2012

President Obama has proposed overhauling the corporate tax structure, lowering the rate and eliminating loopholes. Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, explains. 

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Getting Out There

Friday, February 24, 2012

The New York City Department of Education is releasing Teacher Data Reports today despite the teachers’ union’s efforts to block the release. WNYC’s education reporter Beth Fertig discusses the release of this data and phones will be open for teachers and parents to react. Plus: using LinkedIn and other social media to find a job; an explainer on corporate tax rates and President Obama’s plan to lower some of those rates; preparing for a cashless future; and your calls on what movies should have been nominated for an Oscar.

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Open Phones: Kids Can Cook?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Parents & teachers, share your stories about teaching children to cook. In a recent New York Times article, one parent shares her account of getting her sons to plan and cook family dinner.  How old is old enough for boiling water, hot ovens, sharp knives?

Call 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 at 11:40 and let us know.  

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Congress Plays Nice?; Social Issues Take Center Stage; and Buzzfeed's Ben Smith

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Episode #7: Brian Lehrer is on vacation, so Buzzfeed's Ben Smith steps in to compete with Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale to play the week's most revealing clip. Todd isn't buying President Obama's enthusiasm about bipartisan progress in Washington; Ben can't believe everyone is talking about "transvaginal sonograms"; and Anna sees race and affirmative action on the 2012 horizon.

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Journalism Under Fire

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Robert Mahoney, deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, discusses CPJ's annual report "Attacks on the Press 2011" and the deaths of two Western journalists yesterday.

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Immigration and Latino Voters

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valeria Fernandez, contributor to Feet in 2 Worlds and journalist based in Arizona, talks about immigration policy and Latino voters.

EVENT: Valeria will be part of a panel discussion titled, The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights tonight from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

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Gentrification of the Mind

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sarah Schulman, distinguished professor of Humanities at CUNY, Staten Island and author of The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, looks back on the AIDS crisis and its effect on her life and the arts and politics of her Lower East Side neighborhood.

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The Arizona GOP Debate

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, discusses the highlights from last night's GOP debate in Arizona ahead of the Michigan primary.

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The Global Parent: Custom and Law

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between), joins us weekly in February to talk about the "best practices" of parenting around the world. This week: a look at how pregnancy is treated culturally and legally around the world.

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Backwards and Forwards

Thursday, February 23, 2012

There’s been a record number of deportations under President Obama’s administration, and the current GOP field has been striking a rough tone on immigration. Valeria Fernandez, Feet in 2 Worlds reporter based in Arizona, discusses immigration policy and Latino voters. Plus, highlights from last night’s GOP debate in Arizona with USA Today’s Susan Page. Then: the monthly series continues with a conversation on how pregnancy is treated in different cultures; a memoir provides a look back at what the AIDS crisis meant for the politics of the Lower East Side; and the phone lines are open for calls from parents, teachers and kids on when its okay for children to cook.

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New Jersey Budget

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly discusses Gov. Christie's budget proposal as well as how Federal budget cuts may affect local services.

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Slow Food From Italy to New Jersey

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jim Weaver, chef and owner of Tre Piani Restaurant in Princeton, co-founder of Slow Food Central New Jersey, and author of Locavore Adventures: One Chef's Slow Food Journey, talks about his work to foster the Italian "slow food" approach to food in New Jersey.

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Church Politics

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On Ash Wednesday, how are you observing Lent this year?  in light of "Vatileaks" and the contraceptive services controversy, does politics affect your religious practice? Paul Moses, former Newsday city editor and senior religion writer, professor of journalism at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and the author of The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace, comes in to discuss.

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Open Phones: No-Snow Economics

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's been a particularly mild winter (remember the days of Snow-mageddon?), with temperatures today reaching into the upper 50s. Are you a "man with a plow", do you sell winter hats or organize ski trips? How is the mild winter affecting your bottom line? Give us a call 212.433.WNYC, or post your story here!

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National Legal News

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate, discusses the proposed Virginia ultrasound law that would mandate performing ultrasounds on women seeking abortions, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear the case on affirmative action in higher education, Fisher vs. University of Texas, and Montana's attempt to reverse the 2010 Citizens United ruling that allowed corporate political spending.

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The Line Between

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Slate’s Emily Bazelon discusses the thorny legal issues of the week including the proposed Virginia law that would mandate performing ultrasounds on women seeking abortions and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take on a big case on affirmative action in higher education. Plus: the line between religion and politics in the Catholic Church; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly discusses Governor Christie’s budget proposal and the local implications of Federal spending cuts; how capitalism abroad changes business everywhere; slow food in New Jersey; and the economics of a virtually snow-less winter.

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Emerging Capitalism

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Julia Kirby, editor-at-large at Harvard Business Review, and Christopher Meyer, founder of Monitor Talent, a unit of Monitor Group, are co-authors of Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere. They discuss the ways emerging markets like India, China and Brazil are making the rules for global business.

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Loitering Settlement

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

McGregor Smyth, managing attorney in the civil action practice at Bronx Defenders, discusses the recent class action suit around improper loitering violations.

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