The Week That Was

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

It’s been an historic week in Washington: DADT was repealed, a new START treaty was ratified. Susan Page of USA Today takes a look back at the week and a look forward to President Obama’s 2011. Plus: a conversation about whether the Broadway production of Spider-Man should be closed after another serious injury; two scientists try to test the laws of cities; NY loses two congressional seats; and the next installment in our series on the Encyclopedia of NYC is about churches and places of worship.

Lame Duck Not-So-Lame

It's been a busy month in Washington. Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, looks back at legislation passed during the lame-duck session, and looks forward to President Obama’s 2011.

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A Liberal To Senator Gillibrand: I'm Sorry

Liberal blogger and author Justin Krebs writes an open apology to New York’s junior Senator Kirsten Gillibrand over doubting if she was up to the task.

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The Big Book of New York: Places of Worship

Learn more about the city Thursdays in December with the editors of The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition. This week, editor Kenneth T. Jackson and executive editor Lisa Keller discuss the city's places of worship. 

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The Looming Redistricting Fight

Population shifts mean that New York and New Jersey will lose seats in the House and redistricting will take place ahead of the 2012 elections. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, discusses the implications. 

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The Science of Cities

Theoretical physicists and professors at the Santa Fe Institute, Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt, discuss their attempt to come up with the universal laws governing all cities and city life everywhere. 

Listeners: What laws do you think govern city life? Comment here!

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Broadway Update

Why are all the productions that opened this fall closing come January? And what’s with all the drama in the Spider-Man previews? David Cote, theater editor for Time Out New York, talks Broadway with Elisabeth Vincentelli, chief theater critic at the New York Post.

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