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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Manhattan Manhattan, taken from the Empire State Observatory (Roger Bits/flickr)

How has your community changed in the last 10 years?  Today begins the series, “Your Anecdotal Census” -- a county-by-county people’s history of the NYC area from 2000 to 2010.  Up first: Manhattan, with Borough President Scott Stringer  and CUNY professors John Mollenkopf and Ramona Hernandez.  Plus, Dave Isay with StoryCorps interviews on motherhood; and Michael Lewis  on banking reform.

→ Series Launching Today! Your Anecdotal Census: See the Schedule and Find Your County

The Future of Off-Shore Drilling

In the wake of the oil spill at Deepwater Horizon, the Obama administration has ordered a review of its plans to expand oil drilling. Michael Shellenberger, president of The Breakthrough Institute, discusses the impact of the Gulf of Mexico disaster on overall energy policy and who is lining up to take advantage of this anti-oil moment.

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Michael Lewis on Banking Reform

Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, talks about financial reform efforts and Goldman Sachs.

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Your Anecdotal Census: Manhattan

→ We're collecting your Anecdotal Census. Add your stories about Manhattan here!

John Mollenkopf, the director of the Center for Urban Research and professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, joins the conversation on Manhattan's anecdotal census.  He is the co-editor of the Urban Politics Reader and the co-author of Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come By Age.

Then, Dr. Ramona Hernandez, professor of sociology and director of the Dominican Studies Institute at the City College of New York, discusses the changing demographics of Dominicans in Manhattan. And Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer talks about the policy implications of all the demographic changes.

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Your Anecdotal Census: The Schedule

As part of the 10 Questions that Count series, The Brian Lehrer Show is going county by county each Tuesday at 11am to tell the story of your neighborhood. Be sure to participate by adding your thoughts at your county's home page (links below). Here is the tentative on-air schedule.

May 4th: New York (Manhattan) | Listen!

May 11th: Bergen, NJ | Listen!

May 18th: Nassau, NY and Suffolk, NY | Listen!

May 25th: Kings (Brooklyn) | Listen!

June 1st: Essex, NJ | Listen!

June 8th: Fairfield, CT | Listen!

June 15thQueens | Listen!

June 22nd: Westchester, NY | Listen!

June 29th: Middlesex, NJ | Listen!

July 6th: Richmond (Staten Island) | Listen!

July 13th: Live in the Greene Space! Hudson, NJ | Listen!

July 22th: Rockland, NY | Listen!

July 27th: Bronx | Listen!

Aug 2nd: Dutchess and Putnam, NY | Union, NJ |  Morris, NJ | 

Misc:  Somerset, NJ | Monmouth, NJ | Ocean, NJ | Orange, NY | Passaic, NJ |All Other Counties|

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