Rising From the Ashes

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Glenn Pasanen of Gotham Gazette and Daniel Massey of Crain’s New York Business discuss patterns of poverty in the five boroughs, including Mayor Bloomberg’s policies and how the Bronx is changing. Plus: Tom Allon, president of Manhattan Media, on being another media empire mogul with an eye on being mayor; Roben Farzad from Bloomberg Business Week concludes this monthly series on Obama’s economic programs; and Suketu Mehta talks about his New Yorker piece on immigrants seeking asylum.

NYC and Poverty

Glenn Pasanen, public finance columnist for Gotham Gazette, talks about Mayor Bloomberg's anti-poverty policies, and Daniel Massey, reporter for Crain's New York Business, discusses his article on "The Blossoming Bronx." 

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Manhattan Media Mayor

Tom Allon, president/CEO of Manhattan Media, discusses his bid for mayor and how he compares to Mayor Bloomberg, another head of a New York media empire.

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Did It Work? The Stimulus

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues his weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic  programs. This week: the stimulus, shovel ready, and our debt.

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Homegrown Terror Hearings

Karen Greenberg, executive director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU, discusses the hearings, being held right now by NY Rep. Peter King, which address the national security threat of homegrown terror and the radicalization of Muslim Americans. 

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"The Asylum Seeker"

In light of the revelation that the DSK accuser may have lied to gain asylum, Suketu Mehta, New Yorker contributor, professor of journalism at NYU, and author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, writes about a woman from Central Africa seeking asylum in New York.

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Urban Mosquito

Laura D. Kramer, professor of public health at SUNY Albany and director of the arbovirus laboratories at the New York State Health Department's Wadsworth Center, talks about a city pest - the Asian Tiger mosquito - that is proving aggressive and hard to control.

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