If you’re following the Oscar Pistorius trial, you’re also learning about South Africa’s justice system. We’ll hear about race and the trial. Plus: birding in the five boroughs; memos and documents from the report on Bridgegate; competition versus cooperation; and why your teen is sleeping that way.
→ Event: Grant will be speaking at THRIVE: A Third Metric Live Event with Arianna Huffington April 24th at the New York City Center.
The Brooklyn DA is reviewing 50 cases that may have involved coached witnesses, coerced confessions, and other abuses of justice.
→ EVENT: book signing at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint on Thursday, April 17, from 7-8 p.m.
Jami Floyd is in for Brian Lehrer today. Floyd is a legal contributor to Al Jazeera and an attorney.
"Every African-American household ought to have a complete collection of James Baldwin's work," says the novelist Jamaica Kincaid. In what would be his 90th year, James Baldwin is being recognized for his lasting impact as a writer and activist with a year-long celebration, kicking off with "James Baldwin, This Time!". The festival's curator
→ EVENTS: James Baldwin, This Time! takes place April 23 - 27 at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street in Chelsea. Click through for ticket information.
The writer James Baldwin would have turned 90 years old this year. The novelist
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
LG and the Palisades Skyline (First) | Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone (Starts at 23:20) | Ryan Lizza on What Makes Christie Tick (Starts at 54:00)
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A major security bug, called 'Heartbleed', has left much of our online information vulnerable to theft.
Mayor de Blasio celebrated his first 100 days in office with a big speech at Cooper Union.