The Middle Will Not Hold

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Would you say you’re in the middle class, but are rarely able to save? Do you spend more than half of your income on essentials? You’re hardly alone. We’ll talk with former mayoral candidate Freddy Ferrer—now president of The Drum Major Institute, which released a study today showing that New York is becoming a city of the very rich and the very poor. Plus, the unlikely congressional ambitions of a Nuyorican building super, and fictional & nonfiction takes on the interplay of religion and psychology.

The Beat of their Own Drum

Fernando Ferrer, President of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, and former Bronx Borough President, on a new poll on the fragility of the middle class, and his views on nonpartisan elections.


Super Man

Nelson Antonio Denis, writer/director of "Vote for Me!", and former NY State Assemblyman, talks about his film, which chronicles the unlikely Congressional ambitions of a Nuyorican building super


True Concessions

Eva Moskowitz, Councilwoman, Manhattan-4th District, on the new "thin" contract proposed by Randi Weingarten of the Teachers Union


Faith Challenged

Rachel Basch, fiction writing teacher and author, on her novel, The Passion of Reverend Nash (W.W. Norton), about a female minister who faces personal and professional crises


The Book of Genesis

Dennis Shulman, Psychoanalyst, Rabbi, and author, on the psychological significance of the first book of the bible The Genius of Genesis (iUniverse, Inc.)


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