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Monday, April 26, 2010

Monster, gonna kick his a**

In the five years since the first video was uploaded on YouTube, how has the video-sharing website changed our culture?  Also, a first look at the new Wall Street Journal local NYC edition; Gerrymandering, the movie; and collecting or hoarding – where’s the line?

WSJ NYC

New York Magazine political columnist Chris Smith takes a look at the Wall Street Journal's first New York City edition, launching today.  He is joined by WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz, who is at the launch event.

→ We want your review of the new edition! Have you read today's WSJ Local? What do you think? Let us know!

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Gerrymandering

Politicians on either side of the aisle are gearing up for the once-a-decade battle over redistricting. Director Jeff Reichert talks about his new film Gerrymandering, which explores the politics of electoral boundaries.  NYS Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-57), who is interviewed as part of the film, joins the discussion to describe how redistricting plays out in New York.

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Upstate Drilling Developments

ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten provides the latest updates on the efforts to open up NYC watershed areas for natural gas drilling.

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Happy Fifth, YouTube!

As YouTube celebrates the fifth anniversary of its first upload, Virginia Heffernan, The Medium columnist for the New York Times Magazine, and Kenyatta Cheese , producer of "Know Your Meme" for Rocketboom.com, examines how our consumption of cultural media has changed in these years.

Brian Lehrer Show listeners have been reminiscing over their favorite videos. (Add your own here!)  Here's your mega-mix:

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Immigration Nation

Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, discusses the pending immigration reform agenda in Congress and the immigration bill signed by Arizona Governor Brewer.

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Can't Let Go

When does collecting become hoarding?

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Richmond County (Staten Island), New York

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer. Add your story to the comments below!

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 

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Bronx County, New York

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer. Add your story to the comments below!

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 


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Spring in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Kings County (Brooklyn), New York

Listen to the segment here!

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer. Add your story to the comments below!

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 

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Flushing Meadows Park, Queens

Queens County, New York

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer. Add your story to the comments below!

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 

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New York County (Manhattan), New York

Listen to the segment here!

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer:

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 

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