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Anita Hill takes oath, 12 October 1991, before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C.. Hill filed sexual harassment charges against US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

NPR’s Deborah Amos has just wrapped up a reporting trip to Syria. She’ll discuss the situation in Syria as well as the latest news from Egypt post-revolution. Plus: privately owned public spaces, like Zucotti Park, are all over New York—but how public are they? Today we launch a new project and we hope you’ll help us answer that question. And: 20 years after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas’ confirmation hearings, NPR’s Nina Totenberg reflects on Anita Hill’s role; theater critic for Time Out New York talks about what theater to look forward to; and three local dessert makers discuss what’s sweet in New York these days.