Rent Regulation; Senior Immigrants; Prospect Park

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Kathleen Hunter, congressional reporter for Bloomberg News, rounds up the news out of Washington, including options for the next leader of the Fed and Obama’s recent economic speeches. Plus: Adam Davidson, co-founder of NPR’s Planet Money and a New York Times contributor, breaks down the arguments for and against rent regulation; a check-in on all the local political races; senior immigrants; and the history and future of Prospect Park. 

Monday Morning Politics: Obama vs. Inequality

President Obama and his economic advisers are talking openly about trying to fix persistent income inequality in the United States. But how? Bloomberg News Congress reporter Kate Hunter and The Guardian's Heidi Moore discuss the latest push, including the options on the table for the next Fed leader.

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Middle East News Round-Up

Leila Hilal, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation, talks about the discussions between Israeli and Palestinian representatives in Washington, the unrest in Egypt, and the latest on Syria.

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A New York Without Rent Regulation?

What would happen if New York did away with rent regulation? NPR Planet Money co-founder and New York Times contributor Adam Davidson discusses possible alternatives. 

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Local Race Check-In

Over the weekend, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson gave a fiery speech about "Stop and Frisk" policy, comparing it to George Zimmerman's actions in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Anthony Weiner spoke with the Staten Island Advance about his sexting scandal, and Christine Quinn appeared on Meet the Press. We check in on the local races with Ruby Cramerbuzzfeed reporter covering Weiner, Spitzer and other local candidates, and Azi Paybarah, political reporter from Capital New York.

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York ,

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The Rising Number of Older Immigrants

New York City has the largest number of foreign-born immigrants of any city in the U.S., which presents specific challenges for the city. Jonathan Bowles, director of Center for an Urban Future, talks about the changing demographics of New York's older residents.

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Prospect Park's Prospects

David Colley, author Prospect Park: Olmsted and Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013) and Elizabeth Keegin Colley, the book's photographer, talk about the "other" Olmsted and Vaux-designed park, its history, how it compares to Central Park and its future prospects.

Listeners: Have you seen Prospect Park change over the years?  Do you have a favorite memory?


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