What's Next for Newark?; NY State Senator Adams on Stop-and-Frisk; Open Phones

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Friday, August 16, 2013

With polls indicating a victory for Cory Booker in October's special election for the US Senate, Newark's post-Booker era appears imminent. NJ Today correspondent  David Cruz discusses Booker's legacy and what the future holds for New Jersey's largest city. Plus: NY State Senator and former NYPD official Eric Adams on the potential fall-out from this week's stop-and-frisk verdict. And an hour of your calls.

Newark After Booker

Polls indicate an easy victory for Newark Mayor Cory Booker in October's special election for NJ's open US Senate seat. But win or lose, Booker is not running for reelection in Newark's mayoral race, and the post-Booker era appears imminent. NJ Today correspondent David Cruz discusses Booker's legacy, and takes a look at what's next for New Jersey's largest city, including the tricky business of determining a successor.

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Middle East Peace Talks

Events in Egypt have overshadowed the first-in-five-years peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, brokered by Secretary of State Kerry. David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013), updates the progress and how turmoil in Egypt might affect the region.

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Sen. Eric Adams on Stop-and-Frisk

State Senator Eric Adams talks about the ruling in the federal stop-and-frisk lawsuit. A former NYPD captain, he testified during the trial about disputed statements by Police Commissioner Kelly and is now running unopposed for Brooklyn Borough President.

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Open Phones: Medical Marijuana

Gov. Christie says he'll decide today about medical marijuana in New Jersey. Listeners, what are your stories of using pot as medicine?


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Open Phones: Recreational Marijuana

Mayoral candidate John Liu has a new proposal to fund CUNY scholarships through legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. What do you think? How do you view recreational marijuana use in 2013? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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Open Phones: Teaching to the Test

On yesterday's show, NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch said that "for a decade testing has driven instruction" but that the new Common Core standards will help shift the paradigm and "instruction and curriculum...will drive the test." She also said that teacher training for the Common Core has been "uneven" throughout the state, but that funds are being spent to bring teachers up to speed. Teachers: Do you think that Common Core will change the "teaching to the test" paradigm? And how have you been trained to prepare your students for the Common Core? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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