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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Workers clean up Zuccotti Park after New York City police in riot gear removed Occupy Wall Street protesters early on November 15, 2011 in New York. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/Getty)

The latest on the Occupy Wall Street removal from Zuccotti Park early this morning. Plus, Kate Ascher, Columbia University urban development professor and author of the new book The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper, explains how skyscrapers are built and how they shape the way we live; and artist Shepard Fairey discusses art as activism.  

Occupy Wall Street Removal from Zuccotti Park

This morning at 1am, the NYPD cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan. We get the latest on the removal from WNYC's Arun Venugopal and Alex Goldmark, and a take from Occupy Wall Street's Jesse LaGreca.

Listeners, what do you think of the eviction? What's the future of Occupy Wall Street without a permanent encampment in lower Manhattan? Let us know!

»» Resources: Latest from WNYC Newsroom | Slideshow of Eviction | Monitor Twitter

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TWU Negotiations

President of Transport Workers Union Local 100, John Samuelsen talks about the start of contract negotiations with the MTA.

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The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper

Professor of Urban Development at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), a principal with Happold Consulting, and author of The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper, Kate Ascher discusses her new book about tall buildings and density.

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Occupy Wall Street: Next Steps

This morning, a court issued a temporary restraining order directing that occupiers be allowed back to Zuccotti Park with their belongings. We update the latest legal proceedings around the Occupy Wall Street removal this morning with Gideon Oliver, executive committee member of the New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild who will be appearing in court this hour on the protesters' behalf. Plus, WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal who's with protesters, managing editor of WNYC News, Karen Frillmann, who was on the scene last night, and Dana Balicki, with the Occupy Wall Street press team, discuss the continuing protests. 

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Removing Borders Stimulates the International Community

Robert Guest, global business editor of The Economist and author of the new book Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism, explains how fostering a global community can fight against poverty, oppression and economic instability. 

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Artists as Activists

Shepard Fairey, a street artist, and Christy Maclear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, talk about the inaugural year of the 'Artist as Activist' print project launched by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless

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