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.