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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Today’s installment of Your Anecdotal Census shares stories of how Kings County has changed since 2000, with a special focus on Sunset Park.  Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz contributes.  Plus, John Heilemann on national politics; and Lawrence Lessig on campaign finance and Kagan.

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Obama vs. Banks

John Heilemann, national political columnist for New York Magazine and co-author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (Harper, 2010), talks about the politics of financial reform and other current news.

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Lessig on Kagan and Regulations

Lawrence Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and author of Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. He talks about Elena Kagan, the current election cycle, and his ongoing battle to reform campaign finance law.

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Your Anecdotal Census: Kings County (Brooklyn)

The Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn has changed drastically in the past 10 years. Murad Mo Awawdeh, life-long Sunset Park resident and environmental justice coordinator at UPROSE, and Paul Mak,  CEO of the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association, discuss their changing neighborhood. Then, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz talks about how his borough has changed in the past 10 years and the most important transitions happening now. And finally, Marilyn Gelber, president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, discusses the major challenges in the borough and where there is the most need. 

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