Next Stop: America

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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

What is the current state of immigration in the USA? With the United States less popular around the world than it has been in decades, what does it mean to be a new American? Some social scientists believe the American "salad" is not being properly "tossed." Also, a rejiggered board votes to end "social promotion," Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and your calls on the Spanish election.

"The material, if you really take a look at it thematically, is just replete with some very disturbing imagery…but on the flip side, it’s fantastic music for a bass, and I love singing it."
—Ethan in Manhattan on Richard Wagner’s music

Social Promotion

Steven Sanders Assemblyman (D-63rd District - Manhattan), Chair of the Education Committee on the Mayor's actions over his bid to scrap social promotion


You're Fired!

Beth Fertig Reporter, WNYC on the Board of Ed's battle to end social promotion in the 3rd grade and Wayne Barrett Senior Editor at the Village Voice, and Author Rudy: An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani (Basic Books, 2001) is disappointed by Bloomberg's moves


The Lord of the Ring

Jad Abumrad Host of WNYC's Radiolab and Host and Producer of "The Ring and I: The Passion, The Myth, The Mania" on a WNYC special exploring the impact of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on the Eve of the Metropolitan Opera’s Presentation


Fondue USA

Alejandro Portes Howard Harrison And Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology and Director of Migration and Development, Princeton University and Tamar Jacoby Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute and author, Reinventing The Melting Pot: The New Immigrants And What It Means To Be An American (Perseaus Books Group 2004) on new immigrants ...


Listener Calls: Spanish Peas

Did the outcome of Sunday’s vote reflect a desire on behalf of the Spanish to appease Islamic extremists?


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