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Special Two City Call-in On Policing in NYC and Chicago; Common Core; Legalizing Pot

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Police near the area where multiple people were shot in midtown Friday morning. (Jim O'Grady/WNYC)

The first hour is a special, two-city call-in co-hosted by WBEZ in Chicago all about policing and how to curb violence in NYC and Chicago. Brian and Tony Sarabia, host of WBEZ's The Morning Shift, invite your calls to discuss the policing strategies of the NYPD and the CPD. Plus: New York City's Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky discusses new Common Core standards; the logistics of legalizing marijuana; and the story of a couple's travels. 

Flashpoint: A Tale of Two Police Forces

How are New York and Chicago fighting gun violence? The Brian Lehrer Show and WBEZ Chicago co-host a special call-in, live in both cities to discuss how the NYPD and CPD are trying to curb guns -- and how communities are reacting to different policing strategies. Listen to full audio and read a transcript of highlights now.

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Washington State's 'Pot Czar' on Legalization

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, has been chosen to lead Washington State's marijuana regulation now that the state has legalized the drug. He discusses legal considerations in the state, from where you can smoke to driving under the influence, and reflects on recent polling that finds that a majority of Americans think marijuana should be legalized.

 

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City on Common Core Testing

This year's state tests for grades 3-8 will reflect new Common Core standards. Shael Polakow-Suransky, New York City's Chief Academic Officer, discusses next week's testing and the concern about the change.

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From Shopsin's to Mumbai

Tamara Shopsin, graphic designer and illustrator (and sometimes short-order cook in the family restaurant) and photographer Jason Fulford, her husband and collaborator, talk about their travels and memoir, Mumbai New York Scranton (Scribner, 2013).

→Event: Tamara Shopsin will be in conversation with John Hodgman at The Strand on Monday, April 15 at 7PM.

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