India’s Lesson; NYC Bike Share; CUNY Chancellor Steps Down

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Children in Calcutta, India, walking to school (photo by Alfred Yaghobzadeh/SIPA)

Hear why Washington got closer to a possible immigration deal but stepped back from a gun control compromise. Then, what you need to know about the bike share. Plus: the latest on the Boston marathon bombings; a close look at economic development in India as a model for other countries; CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on his 14 years at the head of the system; and why visual literacy should be worked into education.

Immigration (Coming Together?) and Gun Control (Falling Apart?)

The "gang of eight" has unveiled its immigration reform plan and is hopeful that it can pass. Meanwhile, the bi-partisan gun control compromise may not get the required votes to pass. Bloomberg congressional reporter Heidi Przybyla, discusses the latest from DC.

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Exit Interview: CUNY Chancellor Goldstein

After 14 years on the job, Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of the City University of New York, is stepping down. He looks back at how the system has changed and grown, and what the future might hold for CUNY.


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Is 15% Good News For Anthony Weiner?

A new Marist poll released today shows former Congressman Anthony Weiner (who resigned in the wake of a Twitter sex scandal) trails only to Christine Quinn.

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Case Study: India

Jagdish Bhagwati, university professor of economics at Columbia University and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Arvind Panagariya, professor of economics and Indian political economy at Columbia University and non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, talk about the book they co-authored. Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries discusses how post-Independence India offers case studies of paths to economic development.

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Visually Literate

As Tribeca Film Festival gets started, Stephen Apkon, founder and executive director of The Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education organization located in Pleasantville, NY, and author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, offers his manifesto for incorporating "visual literacy" into education.


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The Bike Share is Coming

NYC's bike share program is accepting registrations, and docks are already installed in some locations. WNYC's metro editor, Andrea Bernstein, explains what you need to know to register for the program.


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