The City’s Changing Face

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Monday, July 28, 2008

The white population in U.S. cities declined steadily in past decades, but now that trend is reversing. How are urban centers coping with the changing racial mix? Plus, a baseball statistician predicts the outcome of the Presidential election.

July is Photo Month! Our new challenge is to submit your pictures on the theme of "STRESS." What makes you stressed out? What makes you relax? Do you thrive on stress? Go out and take pictures that capture the stress (or lack thereof) in your life! Submit your shots to our Brian Lehrer Show Flickr Page now (more detailed instructions here) and we'll discuss the results on the air this week!

See The Backstory on Our Change Photos at the WNYC Culture Blog!

Swinging for the Oval Office

Thus far this political season, Nate Silver has been one of the most accurate poll crunchers. His secret? He applies the methodology of baseball statistics to the bewildering world of presidential polling numbers; the man behind the Five Thirty Eight political blog, as well as Managing Partner of Baseball ...

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Don’t Bank on Business Loans

Michael Darda, Chief Economist and Director of Research at MKM Partners, talks about how banks are reducing business loans.

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Young Adult Literature

Author Margo Rabb was overjoyed to hear her novel was being published - until she discovered that it would be sold as a "Young Adult" book. She explains why having her book Cures for Heartbreak in the children's section brought her a suprisingly rewarding response.

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Culture Clash in Metropolis

White flight is shifting in reverse, as some urban cities are experiencing an increase in white populations. The Wall Street Journal's Conor Dougherty joins Andrew Beveridge, sociology department chair at Queens College, and Lance Freeman, author of There Goes the Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up, to discuss ...

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A Loss of Venti Proportions

In the wake of Starbucks' announcement of 600 store closings, there has been an outcry of loyal customers protesting the closing of their neighborhood location. David Cruz, host of Newark Today at WBGO, and Chadwick Matlin, Staff Reporter for The Big Money, Slate's soon-to-be-released business site, discuss the closings and ...

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Perils at the Beach

Tom McLoughlin, Chief Lifeguard at the Sandy Hook unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area, talks about this weekend's deadly riptides and lightning strikes, and what measures beachgoers should take to stay safe.

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