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Friday, October 14, 2011

A striking image from Hurricane Katrina. Best Friends’ Jeff Popowich comforts a dog after it is rescued and brought into a boat in the streets of New Orleans. A striking image from Hurricane Katrina. Best Friends’ Jeff Popowich comforts a dog after it is rescued and brought into a boat in the streets of New Orleans. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends.)

Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, explains how Occupy Wall Street protestors are organizing meals, showers and bathroom trips in addition to the movement itself. Plus: a discussion of white collar crime after the sentencing of Raj Rajaratnam for insider trading; It’s A Free Country contributor Jeff Yang talks about the 2012 presidential field through a comic book lens; searching for a solution to urban street violence; and how rescue dogs can end up rescuing people.  

Raj Rajaratnam and Sentencing White Collar Crimes

DealBook reporter for The New York Times, who covers white collar crime and Wall Street, Peter Lattman, discusses the sentencing of Raj Rajaratnam in one of the biggest insider trader cases ever.

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Following Up: Self-Defense

Following up on yesterday's conversation on the Brooklyn sexual attacks, Tracy Hobson, executive director of the Center for Anti-Violence Education, offers advice on self-defense strategies.

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Who Would Your Favorite Superhero Vote For?

Contributor to It's A Free Country and one of the editors of Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, Jeff Yang, talks about his most recent column on how comic books and politics mix, and who he thinks various superheroes would endorse in the 2012 election.

→ Read Jeff's Piece, Add Your Comments, and Listen at It's A Free Country

Ask an Occupy Wall Street Reporter

Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, takes your questions about Occupy Wall Street, particularly the logistics of the encampment at Zucotti Park.

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Stop Killing

David M. Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and author of Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America, talks about his search for a solution to urban street violence, resulting in the "Boston Miracle," where youth homicide dropped by two-thirds.

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Following Up: Rescue Dogs

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