Jobs Week Kicks Off; DC Update; Teachers Call In; Asian Food Politics; Accused Rabbis

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Monday, October 14, 2013

"Jobs Week" starts in the 30 Issues in 30 Days series with David Jones of CSS on the candidates' proposals and teachers call in on the school holiday to share their class size ideal and whether too few students is as bad as too many. Plus, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera on the latest from Washington, Bill Ayers revisits the 2008 election, Asian American food politics, and more on the story about the local ultra-Orthodox rabbis accused of kidnapping and torture to gain divorces for the women who hired them.

Monday Morning Politics

Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, discusses the latest news out of Washington and previews the upcoming week in politics.

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NJ Politics: Two Days to the Special Election

New Jersey’s special election for U.S. Senate is Wednesday. New Jersey Public Radio’s Nancy Solomon has the latest on Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker in the waning days of their campaigns.

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30 Issues: Creating Jobs with Upward Mobility

It's Jobs Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS), David Jones, talks about what the mayoral candidates have proposed to expand job opportunities, and which policy fixes would work best.

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Rabbis Accused of Kidnap and Torture

Oren Yaniv, reporter for the New York Daily News, talks about last week's news that two local rabbis were accused in Federal Court of accepting large sums of money to torture men into providing their wives permission to divorce.


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Teacher Open Phones: What's Your Ideal Class Size?

Teachers react to Malcolm Gladwell 's report that having too few kids in the room is as bad as too many. What's your ideal class size?

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American Radical

Bill Ayers, one-time leader of the Weather Underground, education professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident (Beacon Press, 2013), talks about his re-emergence on the national scene during the 2008 presidential campaign.

→EVENTS: Bill Ayers' local appearances include "Book Thug Nation", an event hosted at Indie Screen, 289 Kent Ave Brooklyn on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:30pm and Wednesday, November 20th at 7:00 pm at B&N Upper West Side, 2289 Broadway at 82nd.


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Asian America Food Politics

In Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (NYU Press, 2013), editor Robert Ku, associate professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton University and author of Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, and contributor Lok Siu, associate professor & coordinator of the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies program at UC Berkeley, share their scholarly take on the politics of Asian American food.

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