On The Trail

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

It’s a Free Country political reporter Anna Sale joins us live from Colorado as she travels through the swing states talking to the most coveted voters in the country. Plus: civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill discusses Governor Romney and Vice President Biden’s speeches at the NAACP convention this week; the July series on air conditioning continues; and the butchers, farmers, fishmongers, beekeepers, and beer makers of New York City.

NYPD and Community Policing

Violent crime rates have risen since the summer began, and Commissioner Ray Kelly has commented that community leaders are not doing enough to curtail the spike. New York City District 45 council member Jumaane Williams (representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn) and District 8 council member Melissa Mark-Viverito (representing the Upper East Side, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley, part of the Upper West Side and part of Mott Haven in the Bronx) join us to discuss the issue, along with NYPD policing.

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Anna Sale's Swing State Tour

Anna Sale, politics reporter for It's A Free Country, discusses her tour of the swing states to talk to voters about the upcoming election. Today she checks in from northern Colorado.

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Keeping Cool: Community Impact

Every week in July, Stan Cox, a senior scientist at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas and the author of Losing Our Cool, discusses the world of air conditioning. This week: how air conditioning has changed our local communities and society as a whole.

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The Campaign Trail To the NAACP

Sherrilyn Ifill, civil rights lawyer, University of Maryland law professor and the author of The Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century, offers analysis of Governor Romney's message yesterday and of Vice President Biden's speech today at the NAACP convention in Houston.

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Eat The City

Robin Shulman reporter and author of Eat The City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York, talks about the people of New York City who grow veggies, butcher meat, fish, beekeep, brew beer and make wine in the city.

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