Settling the Score

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2010 Census form (Quinn Dombrowski/flickr)

Mayor Bloomberg thinks the 2010 Census got their New York City numbers wrong. Daniel Massey, Crain’s New York Business reporter, discusses the city’s efforts to correct the 2010 Census count. Plus: WNYC education reporter Beth Fertig on school elections and teacher evaluations; Israel in the context of the Arab Spring; the psychopath test; Ecuadorian Amazon versus Chevron; and “Florent: Queen of the Meat Market.”

School News

WNYC education reporter Beth Fertig discusses school elections and teacher evaluations.

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Census ReTraction

Daniel Massey, Crain's New York Business reporter, reports on the city's efforts to correct the 2010 census count. 

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Following Up: Hotels

Lisa Fickenscher, a senior reporter for Crain's New York Business, gives a quick overview of the extravagant hotel room market in light allegations that IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a woman in a $3,000-a-night suite in Midtown Manhattan.

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The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson, journalist and author of The Men Who Stare At Goats, joins us to discuss his new book, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry.

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Israel Next Steps

Washington correspondent for The Jewish Daily ForwardNathan Guttman previews President Obama's pending speech Thursday on the uprisings rocking the Arab world and Obama's scheduled meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday.

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Chevron and Ecuador

Humberto Piaguaje, leader of the Secoya people of the Ecuadorian Amazon, along with Mitch Anderson, Corporate Campaigns Director at Amazon Watch, talk about the Aguinda v. Chevron lawsuit and what Ecuadorian and U.S. judges have ruled about Chevron's involvement in clean-up efforts in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Florent and the Meatpacking District

Florent Morellet, owner of the now shuttered restaurant Florent and subject of the new documentary "Florent: Queen of the Meat Market," discusses the film and the restaurant's role in the history of the Meatpacking District.

Did you eat at Florent? Do you have a story about the restaurant or the neighborhood? Share it here!

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