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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Residents of the Bronx. Residents of the Bronx. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

A person accused of a crime in the Bronx is more likely to walk away without being charged than in any other borough. That's according to WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang who discusses her months-long investigation that reveals why the Bronx district attorney declines to prosecute far more cases than other DA’s—and why it often hinges on how quickly victims come forward. Plus: John Rhea, the head of the New York City Housing Authority reacts to allegations of mismanagement of the city’s public housing; how to succeed in college; and the Westchester County Executive, Rob Astorino, responds to criticism by the federal housing authority over the fair housing settlement.

Bronx DA Declines to Prosecute

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang discusses her months-long investigation that reveals that the Bronx DA declines to prosecute far more cases than other borough's DA's.

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NYCHA Chairman Rhea Responds

New York City Housing Authority chairman John Rhea responds to the Daily News examination of NYCHA's board structure and finances.

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Making a Success of College

Ken Bain, provost and vice president for academic affairs of the University of the District of Columbia, author of What the Best College Teachers Do and now What the Best College Students Do, offers advice for succeeding in college – beyond GPA.

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One Hundred Years of Middle East History

Bernard Lewis, historian professor emeritus at Princeton University, talks about the historical roots of the Middle Eastern conflicts and his memoir, entitled Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian. He's joined by Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and author of The Syrian Rebellion, to discuss recent political developments in the Middle East.

→ EVENT: Tel Aviv University will host a dinner honoring Bernard Lewis, including a tribute from Fouad Ajami, at The Pierre on Wednesday, September 12th

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That's My Issue Open Phones: Home Ownership

A Brian Lehrer Show call-in for how the experience of buying and owning a house has shaped your politics - from zoning to taxes to government support and more.

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Westchester Affordable Housing Response

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino responds to criticism from the Department of Housing and Urban Development over the fair housing settlement, and comments on the latest news concerning the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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