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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Raised in the Bronxdale Houses, New York’s own Sonia Sotomayor is President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. This morning: reaction from the Latino community; Sotomayor’s history of legal opinions; and what public housing meant in the 1950's. Also: squatting makes a comeback; Paul Butler on Hip Hop Justice; and the Grassroots Media Conference.

Guests:

Paul Butler

From Bronxdale to Washington

Sonia Sotomayor grew up in a South Bronx public housing project. But what exactly was housing project life like in the 1950's? Nicholas Dagen Bloom, associate professor at the New York Institute of Technology and author of Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century, and Yvette ...

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Today's Take From El Diario

Rossana Rosado, publisher and CEO of El Diario New York, talks about Sonia Sotomayor's nomination and the state of the NYC mayoral race.

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Sotomayor's Legal History

Patricia Williams, professor of law at Columbia University, who writes the Diary of a Mad Law Professor column for The Nation magazine, discusses President Obama's Supreme Court justice pick Sonia Sotomayor's history of legal opinions.

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Hip Hop Justice

Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor, professor of Law at George Washington University, and author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice talks about how to fix a broken criminal justice system.

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Squatting, Then and Now

As former squats in the East Village make the transition to coops, making homes from abandoned housing is again an issue. Andrew Reicher executive director of Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, Frank Morales an Episcopal priest involved in East Village/Lower East Side squatting and homelessness activism since the late '70s, ...

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Young Journalists

Veralyn Williams, freelance TV and radio producer, reporter, editor and former Radio Rookies participant, Giovanni Mato, editor-in-chief of Word on the Street, a publication of the Youth Power Project at Make the Road NY, and Jennifer Nedbalsky, co-founder and organizer of the NYC Grassroots Media Coalition, ...

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Building A Better Language

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