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Albany Politics; Subway Troubles & The Bystander Effect

Monday, March 16, 2015

It's budget season in Albany; poor subway service this winter; the "bystander effect" at a big fight in a McDonald's; what our passwords say about us & a sensual experience of the past.
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Albany Politics: Email Transparency and Budget Talks

Monday, March 16, 2015

Capital New York's Albany bureau chief, Jimmy Vielkind, discusses Gov. Andrew Cuomo's search for an appropriate email-retention policy, budget talks and other news from upstate.
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BL Weekend: Racism in Frats, the Truth & a Lie and Carmelo the Science Fellow

Friday, March 13, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Racism in Frats (First) | The Truth and a Lie (Starts at 23:30) | Carmelo the Science Fellow (Starts at 37:24)
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Commissioner Ponte On Safety at Rikers Island

Friday, March 13, 2015

Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte discusses the 14-point plan to aggressively combat violence at Rikers Island, which he announced yesterday with Mayor de Blasio.
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Occupy, Then and Now

Friday, March 13, 2015

NYU sociologist Michael Gould-Wartofsky traces the on-the-ground history of the Occupy Wall Street movement, through the eviction of Zuccotti Park to what the movement has morphed into.
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Tell It True, But Tell It Slant: Stories and Lies

Friday, March 13, 2015

More on lying: WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady explains how to lie convincingly when telling a good story. Plus: we continue our conversation from earlier in the week on children and lying.
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What's at Stake in the Israeli Elections

Friday, March 13, 2015

The incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu lacks for high approval ratings, but no matter the outcome of next week's vote, many say a shake-up wouldn't bring about a peace deal with Palestine.
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Everyday Suffering in Syria and Elsewhere

Friday, March 13, 2015

As the conflict in Syria enters the fifth year, David Miliband, president & CEO of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the IRC's humanitarian work there & around the world. 
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Israeli Elections; Syrian Refugees; Occupy Then & Now

Friday, March 13, 2015

David Miliband, the head of the IRC, discusses humanitarian crises around the world: a preview of next week's Israeli elections; and a history of Occupy Wall Street.
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A Greek Tragedy: Fraternities, Bigotry and Sexism

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan discusses the bigotry and sexism in American fraternities, after a video surfaced of fraternity members singing an explicitly racist song in Oklahoma.
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When Parents Get Drawn Into School Politics

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Protests continue today as parents from all sides of the education debate react to Gov. Cuomo's budget proposals, which would change how teachers are evaluated and students are taught.
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Robert Putnam on the Opportunity Gap

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Robert Putnam of Harvard's Kennedy School says the "American Dream" is falling apart. He contrasts his own story with the reduced opportunities afforded today's kids.
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The AP and Hillary Clinton's Emails

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The AP has filed a FOIA lawsuit against the State Department after its repeated requests for emails and records when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State went un-answered.
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The Truth and Nothing But Lies

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We're playing a game with The Liar Show, where only one panelist's story is true...and telling the truth from the lies is the challenge. 
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The AP's FOIA Lawsuit; the Opportunity Gap; More on Common Core

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The AP files a FOIA lawsuit against the State Department; inequality is causing the "American Dream" to fall apart; more on Common Core & the racist behavior of SAE members in Oklahoma.
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The Correction Officers' Point of View on Reform

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Norman Seabrook, head of the Correction Officer's Benevolent Association, talks about the work of the corrections officers and responds to some of the issues & reforms at Rikers Island.
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Science Is Cool!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Carmelo the Science Fellow" taught elementary school for 17 years before striking out on his own to make science programs for kids. Some parents of old students called to cheer him on.
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What To Do With Failing Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chalkbeat New York reporter Patrick Wall talks about the city's School Renewal program, which seeks to turn around failing schools, rather than close them.
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Parsing Hillary's Emails

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

USA TODAY's Catalina Camia talks about Hillary Clinton's statement on her use of a private email account during the time she was Secretary of State, plus other Washington news.
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Hillary's Emails; Corrections Officers on Reform & 'Carmelo the Science Fellow'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton's emails; issues and Rikers; the city's School Renewal program; the costs of hosting a major sporting event like the Olympics and "Carmelo the Science Fellow."
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