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Monday, April 20, 2009

During the economic boom, the values of Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe became pervasive. Has the recession killed that mindset for good? New York Times columnist Frank Rich and author Howard Gardner discuss which alternative cultural values might emerge from the economic decline. Also: A look at the Summit of the Americas, and your calls on how to make New York’s taxis more tech and earth friendly. Submit Your Entry For The BL Satire Slam Contest! Take Part in the Cityscapes Flickr Challenge!


Howard Gardner and Frank Rich

Good Work

Frank Rich, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist, and Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard, director of the Harvard Good Work Project and author of Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet, talk about the lure of Wall Street and the potential for a counter ...

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At the Summit

Mario Murillo, chair of the Department of Radio and Television at Hofstra University, talks about the Summit of the Americas.

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Satire Slam!

Submit a (no more than) 200-word piece of satirical writing below by noon on Thursday, April 23rd. We’ll choose the semi-finalists to read their essays on the air next week and then listeners will be able to vote for the contestants they think should join us in the

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YUEI: Food Stamps

Michael Paone, community organizer and anti-hunger activist, and Joel Berg, executive director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger and the author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? (Seven Stories Press, 2008), talk about the increase of food stamp enrollment in the ...

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Ten Years After Columbine

Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Ernest A. Logan, president of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, and Greg Toppo, national education writer for USA Today, discuss the impact of school safety policies adopted in New York and around the ...

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Taxis of the Future

Commissioner and Chairman of the Taxi and Limousine Commission Matthew W. Daus is soliciting suggestions from the public and techies on how to make taxis more efficient and rider-friendly. What does the Taxi of the future look like to you? Comment below!

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