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Thursday, July 14, 2011

As the MTA distributes their data and kicks off an app development contest, NYC’s chief digital officer and contest judge Rachel Sterne talks about how the city can function better through tech projects. Plus: David King of the Gotham Gazette on prison closings in New York State; New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in a new obesity report; Morocco in the Arab Spring; and off-beat self-help. 

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Amy Eddings

Prison Politics

David King, state government editor at Gotham Gazette, looks at how Gov. Cuomo negotiated the choice between losing jobs upstate and separating families downstate in picking which under-utilized prisons to close. Plus, where are prisoners being counted when it comes to redistricting?

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The Case Against Murdoch

With lawmakers calling for investigations into News Corporation here in the US, Jake Bernstein, business and financial reporter for ProPublica, and Jeff Jarvis, the man behind buzzmachine.com, professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and author of What Would Google Do?look at what laws Murdoch may have violated here.

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NYC's Chief Digital Officer

Chief digital officer for New York City Rachel Sterne discusses the MTA app competition and other tech projects in the works to make the city function better.

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F is for Fat

Richard Hamburg, deputy director of Trust for America's Health, discusses his organization's recent report on obesity in America. 

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Moroccan Spring

As Moroccans continue to protest, Laila Lalami, associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside, author of the novel Secret Son and regular writer about Morocco for The Nation and Foreign Policydiscusses the difference between unrest in Morocco and the protests across North Africa and the Middle East.

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Fun with How-To

Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti, founders of the Trampoline Hall amateur lecture series and co-authors of The Chairs Are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City, offer an off-beat self-help book based on Globerman's collected wisdom as an improvisation teacher.

Event: Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti's Trampoline Hall lecture series comes to Brooklyn tonight.

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