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Crime Up in High Income Neighborhoods

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Overall, the city says crime is down – but a recent New York Post article points to double-digit increases in burglaries in some of the wealthiest areas of town. Crime experts and local politicians weigh in. Plus, “Wikimania” in Egypt.

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Marcellus Shale follow up

WNYC Reporter Ilya Marritz and WNYC Political Director Andrea Bernstein follow up on the proposal to drill for natural gas in New York.

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Housing Bill

Adam Davidson, NPR correspondent for International Business and Economics, talks about the housing assistance bill just approved by the House and expected to be enacted next week. Then Sarah Gerecke, chief executive officer of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, talks about the local impact of the ...

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Hola Mexico Film Festival

The first ever New York Mexican film festival is taking place this week. Samuel Douek, director of the Hola Mexico Film Festival, and Sergio Umansky, director of the film Mejor Es Que Gabriela no Se Muera discuss the festival's impact.

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Crime is Movin' On Up

Recent statistics show crime is movin’ on up to the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, and other wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods. Senator Tom Duane of District 29 Manhattan, Eugene O’Donnell, Professor of Law and Police Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Brad Hoylman, Community Board 2 Chairman, talk ...

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Wikimania in Egypt

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, and Mohamed "Mido" Ibrahim, organizer of Wikimania 2008 in Alexandria, Egypt, talk about the importance of creating Arabic content on Wikipedia. Plus, The New York Times' Noam Cohen explains how Egyptian youth are using Facebook to organize protest movements.

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Will You be My Friend?

Relations on the social networking site Facebook have moved far beyond the college demographic it was created for. David Carr, columnist and reporter for the New York Times talks about the relations between adults on the site. Plus Danny Dumas, Associate Products Editor for Wired.com, gives us his take on ...

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