Leonard Lopate Weekend: For-Profit Colleges, Art in Prison, Future of Farming

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RTA Holiday Recital Woodbournre, Courtesy of Rehabilitation Through the Arts

Tressie McMillan Cottom, assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, examines the rapid growth of for-profit colleges, and reveals how they contribute to growing inequality. Brian Fisher, former commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections, discusses the Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) theatrical production of “A Few Good Men” at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, along with Clarence Maclin and Johnny Hincapie, two RTA alums. Karen Washington, a farmer in Orange County, New York, Jill Isenbarger, the executive director of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and Brian Richter, a global leader in water science and conservation and the Chief Scientist for the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy, join us to discuss the book, Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming and Our Future.