Papal Election; City H.S. Admissions; Future of Payphones

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Today the papal conclave convenes in the Vatican to begin the process of electing the next pope. David Gibson of Religious News Service explains the politics behind the scenes. Plus: the city's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot on reinventing NYC's payphones; WNYC's Beth Fertig on the impact of test prep on city high school admissions; the latest sequestration news; and the new novel from Mohsin Hamid.


Nestor Davidson, professor and director of the Fordham Urban Law Center, and Sierra Tishgart, assistant editor of Grub Street at New York Magazine, explain Judge Tingling's ruling blocking enforcement of Mayor Bloomberg's sugary drink restrictions.


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Payphones Repurposed

Rachel Haot, chief digital officer for the City of New York, discusses the six designs for reinvented payphones and how you can vote for your favorite.

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Congress and the Budget

Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Washington, reviews political news in D.C.— from the ongoing effects of the sequester cuts to the budget proposals from Paul Ryan.


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Electing The Next Pope

David Gibson, national reporter for Religion News Service, describes the scene in Rome as the Papal Conclave convenes to determine Pope Benedict XVI's successor -- and the odds of local favorite Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

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SchoolBook: High School Admissions

Parents and students find out NYC High school admissions on Friday. Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, discusses the effect of tutoring and test prep.


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Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid, author of New York Times bestseller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, talks about his new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.

→ Tonight: Mohsin Hamid in conversation with editor Rebecca Saletan at Greenlight bookstore, Starts here at 7:30

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