Unintentional Controversy

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kurt Andersen, host of WNYC’s Studio 360, has been covering Donald Trump since Andersen's days as the editor-in-chief of Spy Magazine. He talks about the ups and downs of Trump – and their long-standing spat – over the years. Plus: over $144 million of donated funds for Newark public schools is causing controversy as New Jersey decides how to allocate the money; Siva Vaidhyanathan on the “Googlization” of everything; and freelance journalist Caitlin Kelly on her unintentional career at a mall. 

Ticket Fixing

The ticket fixing scandal in the NYPD continues to grow. Rocco Parascandola, police bureau chief for the New York Daily News, discusses the story of how police and their unions are helping the wealthy and connected get out of parking tickets.

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Open Phones: Teaching Boys and Girls Differently?

Incoming New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott told the NY Post that he supports single-sex school options for families.

Teachers: Do you teach boys and girls differently? Are different teaching techniques more effective with boys than with girls or vice versa? Give us a call or comment here!

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Google This

Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia, talks about his book The Googlization of Everything: And Why We Should Worry

Siva Vaidhyanathan will be reading tonight at 7pm at the Strand and speaking tomorrow at NYU.

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Kurt Andersen On Donald Trump

Kurt Andersen, host of WNYC's Studio 360 and founder and former editor-in-chief of Spy magazine, discusses the ups and downs of Donald Trump -- and of covering Donald Trump over the years.

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Facebook and the Newark Schools

Barbara Martinez, The Wall Street Journal reporter covering public education, talks about the controversy in Newark over how contributions for schools -- including a $100 million donation from Facebook and $44 million from other donors -- are being distributed.

→  Listen, Read a Recap and Join the Conversation at It's A Free Country.

Retail Politics

Freelance journalist Caitlin Kelly talks about her new book, Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail, and how she went from The Daily News to North Face and what she learned about the service economy along the way. 

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