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Monday, June 23, 2008

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating claims that a student was denied entry to Princeton because he’s Asian American. We take a look at race and college admissions with San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jeff Yang. And speaking of admissions…when New York City created new guidelines for its public school gifted programs, the aim was to equalize access. One year later, the programs are actually less diverse. Did good intentions create bad policy? Also: the Cayman Islands, Swiss banks, and Bear Stearns, oh my!
Summer Streets Map Project!
On Tuesday we discussed the DOT's plan to close six miles of Manhattan streets on three Saturdays in August. We also asked you to suggest other streets that could be closed to cars on the weekends. Here's a map that shows everyone's suggestions, from the Henry Hudson Parkway north of Harlem to Pelham Parkway in the Bronx. You can keep adding more suggestions on this comments thread!

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Jeff Yang

Bear Market

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly talks about the latest in the Bear Stearns indictments, and the expatriation of American corporate wealth to offshore banks. He also discusses the increasing role of NJ Governor Corzine in Barack Obama's call to close the "Enron loophole".

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New Twists in Palladium Convictions

New information has been revealed about the conviction of two men in the shooting of a bouncer outside the Palladium nightclub in 1990. Steven Lubet, professor of Law at Northwestern University, discusses the latest in the case.

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Starving for Attention

Charles Denson, director of the Coney Island History Project and author of Coney Island: Lost and Found, joins us to talk about the City's latest plan for the future of Coney Island and tomorrow's public hearing. Also, 2008 Coney Island Mermaid Queen and the director ...

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Gifted and Talented

Pamela Wheaton, Director of Inside Schools, and Judith Amaro, a parent leader in District 6, join us to discuss the City's school admission policy change and how it has affected diversity in gifted and talented programs.

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Denied!

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether a top-scoring Asian American student was denied admission to Princeton because of his race. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jeff Yang weighs in on the issue.

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Park Politics

New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman discusses how Central Park is becoming a battleground for different groups.

We want to hear from you. How do you use Central park? Comment Below!

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Jeff Yang



Jeff Yang

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