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Lighting a Fire Under FDNY Employment Practices

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The federal government is suing New York City for discriminating against Blacks and Latinos who want to be firefighters, but the City claims the problem is already fixed. Is it? Also, Nathan Glazer critiques modern architecture; Nora Ephron on Condoleezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz and her aging neck; and our Pakistani listeners weigh in on Pakistan's turbulent political situtation.

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Nora Ephron and Nathan Glazer

Discrimination within the Fire Department?

Shayana Kadidal, senior lawyer for the Center for Constitutional Rights and Michael Aronson, editorial boardmember for the New York Daily News, talk about the Justice Department's case against the FDNY alleging discrimination in their recruitment tests.

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Contention in Congress: Iraq War Spending and the Immigration Bill

Jay Carney, Time magazine Washington bureau chief and blogger for time.com's swampland blog, offers analysis on the congressional debates over immigration and Iraq war spending.

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City Housing: It's a Mod, Mod World

Nathan Glazer, professor emeritus of sociology and education at Harvard University and the author of many books, including Beyond the Melting Pot, We Are All Multiculturalists Now and his latest, From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City (Princeton University Press, 2007), kicks off a ...

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Nora Ephron: Queen of all Media

Nora Ephron, writer and filmmaker, guest New York Times op-ed columnist, blogger and the author of, most recently, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (Knopf, 2006), talks about women, politics, aging and writing for film, print and cyberspace.

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Open Phones: Pakistan

Pakistani listeners tell us why protests in Pakistan have turned violent and whether President Musharraf is losing political control of the country.

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