Improving the NYPD from Within, August Wilson’s “Jitney," Understanding Genetic Engineering & CRISPR

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Police brass listens as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and NYPD Commissioner Jim O'Neil conduct a news conference, Jan. 4, 2017, in New York. NYC recorded its fewest number of shootings last year

Charles Campisi joins us to discuss his book Blue on Blue: An Insider’s Story of Good Cops Catching Bad Cops. Actor John Douglas Thompson and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson discuss Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway debut of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” the only one of the ten plays in Wilson’s The American Century Cycle that has never been seen on Broadway. Actors Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez, stars of the New York premiere of “Fade,” join us. Science journalist Jennifer Kahn joins us for this week’s Please Explain, which is all about CRISPR, an incredible tool that makes precise gene editing cheaper and easier than ever before.