Going to Towns

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Edolphus Towns has been a Brooklyn congressman for 24 years, but he is locked in a tight battle to keep his seat. Councilmember Charles Barron and Assemblyman Roger Green both want to capitalize on Towns’ vulnerable position, but they are splitting the anti-Towns vote. Find out why they both think they can do a better job serving Brooklynites. Plus: How modernity is shaping South Asian society with author Pankaj Mishra; how many planets are there in the solar system? and a pre-debate primer on the New York State Attorney General's office.

Going to Towns

Charles Barron, City Councilmember (D-Canarsie)
Roger Green, Assemblyman (D-Fort Greene) - both want to unseat Congressman Edolphus Towns

» Charles Barron
» Roger Green


Planetary Plans

Richard Binzel, professor of planetary sciences at MIT and a member of the International Astronomical Union's planet definition committee

» Richard Binzel's bio at MIT
» International Astronomical Union


It's a Mod, Mod World

Pankaj Mishra, authorTemptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond (Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2006)
- on modernity in an ancient land


Attorney General Knowledge

G. Oliver Koppell, New York City Council Member (D-Bronx) and former New York State Attorney General
- the democratic candidates are debating tonight, but just what does the Attorney General do?

» Oliver Koppell's council website


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