Fast, Deep, and Out of Control: A BL Show Experiment

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Today we try something different on the show we're calling "Fast, Deep, and Out of Control" -- one hour of fast quick-hit segments; one hour deep dive on a particular subject; and one "out of control" call-in. Wendy Davis’ filibuster shone a spotlight on a legislative battle over abortion access in Texas. We’ll look at the wider landscape of abortion rights in the U.S. Then, the root of extradition agreements and how they work; and why the National Institutes of Health have announced they’re moving away from research on our close relatives, chimpanzees. Plus: a special deep dive on affirmative action – including the history of the policy, goals, and how to know when it’s working.

Fast Item #1: Explaining Extradition

Stephen Vladeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law, explains extradition in light of Edward Snowden.


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Fast Item #2: State/s of Abortion Rights

Elizabeth NashGuttmacher Institute’s State Issues Manager, looks at the landscape of abortion rights across the country.

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Fast Item #3: Tell Us Something We Probably Don't Know

We open the phones to ask: What don't we know about and should? It could be a news item that missed our radar; something from your personal life worth sharing; or just an interesting fact that most people don't know about. Call 212-433-9692 or post below to share you item for other WNYC listeners!

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Fast Item #4: NIH Phasing out Research Chimpanzees

Kathy Hudson, Deputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy at National Institutes of Health discusses the NIH's announcement that they will greatly reduce the number of chimpanzees used in bio-medical research, and where the chimps will go now.

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Fast Item #5: Fast Food Workers

There are 50,000 fast food workers in New York City, and the new Fast Food Forward coalition is petitioning for higher and more stable wages. Joseph Barrera, who works at KFC, testified before the City Council yesterday -- he discusses his life behind the counter.

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Deep Dive: Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Before and After Fisher v. UT

This week the Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Fisher vs. UT-Austin that throws the future of affirmative action policies into question. William Darity Jr., Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University and Co-Director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, discusses the origins of affirmative action in America and where it stands today. Then Peter Schmidt, senior writer covering affirmative action at The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War over College Affirmative Action, talks about the methods public and private colleges and universities are using to increase diversity on campus. Plus: Your calls on how your life story intersects with affirmative action policies.

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Out of Control Open Phones: It's Your Show

We want to find four listeners who grew up outside of New York City who want to talk to each other. And once we do... Brian's going to step completely aside! Want to chat with some other non-native New Yorkers? Call 212-433-9692 to take part.

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jim from manhattan

The decline of civilization is nigh! WNYC forming the possessive of a name that ends in s by merely adding an apostrophe!? The possessive of Wendy Davis is Wendy Davis's, not Wendy Davis'. Who's writing the text on your site, someone who writes headlines for the Daily News? If the possessive of Smith is Smith's, the possessive of Davis is Davis's, not Davis'.

Jul. 03 2013 01:39 PM

Dat innuendo... Haha sweet title guys =P

Jun. 28 2013 10:59 AM

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