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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Your Anecdotal Census series continues with a look at the borough of Queens. This year’s census is likely to reveal that more than half of the borough’s residents are  foreign-born – what changes have you noticed over the last ten years? Borough President Helen Marshall and demographer Andrew Beveridge  weigh in. Plus, Digesting Politics; a mineral discovery in Afghanistan; and a case against the internet.

Digesting Politics: No Shutdown, BP, Jury Duty and More

Brian Lehrer discusses the latest on various local politcal stories with WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and today's guest host Andrea Bernstein.

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Thinking Through the Web

Nicholas Carr, journalist and author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains talks about the interaction of the brain with technology, an issue he first raised in The Atlantic article, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"

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Afghanistan's Minerals

Assistant professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University Christine Fair discusses the reported trillion dollar mineral deposits in Afghanistan and the economics and politics of mining those resources.

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Your Anecdotal Census: Queens

Andrew Beveridge, professor of sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, talks about some of the demographic changes Queens has gone through in the last ten years.  Then Seema Agnani, executive director of Chhaya Community Development Corporation talks about how the South Asian community in Queens has changed over the decade.  Then Valeria Treves, executive director of New Immigrant Community Empowerment discusses the changes she's seen.  Later, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall talks about how demographic changes have influenced policy and politics in Queens over the last ten years. Finally, executive director of Asian-Americans for Equality Christopher Kui discusses the growing civic awareness in the Chinese and Korean communities of Flushing, Queens over the past ten years.

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