CPAC and GOP's Future; STEM Learning; East Flatbush Unrest

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Friday, March 15, 2013

The Conservative Political Action Conference is underway. Rich Lowry, editor of National Review discusses the conference and what it signals about the future of the GOP. Plus: Promoting STEM learning; more reaction to the first Jesuit pope; a forum on the unrest in East Flatbush following the shooting of Kimani Gray; and Twenty Minutes in Manhattan.

What the First Latino Pope Means

Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu, assistant professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount and James Martin SJ, a Jesuit priest, culture editor of America Magazine, and author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everythingand Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, discuss what Pope Francis' selection means for Hispanic identity and the future of Catholicism in Latin America. 

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Whither Conservatism?

Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review and Politico columnist, talks about CPAC 2013 and the debate over the future of the GOP and conservatism.

→ Watch the CPAC 2013 Live-Stream Below

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Next Gen STEM

Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science and editor with David Kanter of Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators, discusses the new book and the programs that support science, technology, engineering and math learning. Tom Kalil, deputy director for technology and innovation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and contributor to the book, will add to the discussion and take your calls.

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East Flatbush Violence: Community Leaders React

Details surrounding the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray in East Flatbush are still emerging. And in the wake of the incident, protests and rioting have touched on larger issues of youth violence, police tactics, and economic development. We convene a conversation with Pastor Gilford Monrose, Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day), activist and community liaisonShanduke McPhatter of G-M.A.C.C. Inc. (Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes Inc.); and Eric Waterman, president of East Flatbush Village, a community youth services organization.

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The Silence and the Roar: the Syrian Uprising in a Novel

Nihad Sirees, Syrian novelist, playwright and screenwriter and now author of The Silence and The Roar, joins us to talk about his novel in the context of the Syrian uprising, and his own life in exile from Syria.

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Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

This interview originally aired live on March 15, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 9, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show. 

Architect and urban planner Michael Sorkin, gives the architectural history of the city as he describes his twenty-minute walk from home to office in his book, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan.

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