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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The suburbs of New York are more ethnically and socio-economically diverse than ever. Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, discusses how the shifting demographics are changing life and politics in the ‘burbs. Plus, the stimulus and transportation infrastructure; felony disenfranchisement; environmental effects of salting snow; and 39 Clues.

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How Broken is Washington?

This week, Indiana senator Evan Byah said polarization in the Senate has driven him to retirement. Chris Beam, political reporter for Slate, talks about disunion in Washington and if it will prevent anything from getting done.

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Stimulus Check In: Transportation

WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein and Will Schroeer from Smart Growth America discuss how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has advanced the cause of New York state and local transportation issues.

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Politics and the Suburbs: Changing Demographics

The February weekly series on life and politics in the suburbs continues with Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. Today's topic: a look at who's moving into the suburbs and how the changing demographics are transforming life in the 'burbs.

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Voting Rights for Parolees?

The Brennan Center for Justice recently released a report, "Jim Crow in New York," that says felony disenfranchisement in the state is an extension of Jim Crow laws. Co-author and attorney Erika Wood discusses the report, and Glenn E. Martin, associate vice president of policy and advocacy at ...

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Salting the Earth

Nina Shen Rastogi, writer of Slate’s environmental issues column The Green Lantern, discusses her latest story on why we use salt to combat snow and how it affects the environment.

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The 39 Clues

Editorial director David Levithan author Peter Lerangis, talk about their bestselling children's book The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief, and the series's unique interactive elements.

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