NYPD Counterterrorism Efforts; Lhota's Next Move; Asian Identity on TV; School 911 Calls

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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The AP's Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting and new book on the NYPD's counterterrorism unit and its domestic spying practices post-9/11. Plus: How Joe Lhota might capture enough votes to win the general election; Jeff Yang on perceptions of Asian American women on television, including Julie Chen and the first South Asian Miss America; WNYC's Beth Fertig on public schools using 911 calls to manage disruptive students; and how NYC's art and real estate markets interact.

What's Joe Lhota's Path?

Now that we know the matchup for November's mayoral election, can Republican Joe Lhota actually win in deep blue New York City - particularly when Bill de Blasio made such a successful appeal to a variety of identity groups? Reihan Salam, senior fellow at R Street, contributor to The National Review and CNN, discusses what he and fellow New York Republicans want to see from Lhota. And New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts breaks down the demographic challenges Lhota faces -- plus the types of Democrats he'll have to win over.

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Made for TV Asian Beauty

Jeff Yang, contributor to the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog and editor of Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology, talks about the first South Asian Miss America and the comments she made about TV personality Julie Chen's decision to have plastic surgery to look less Asian.

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Inside NYPD's Counterterrorism Unit

After winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism for their reporting on the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims after the attacks of 9/11, Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo stop by to discuss counter-terrorism efforts that work, and those they find to be counter-productive. Both are AP investigators and authors of the new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America.

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Public School 911 Calls

Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education for WNYC and, discusses her reporting on city public schools calling 911 to deal with disruptive students, a large number of whom are enrolled in special education programs.

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Art and Real Estate in NYC

From midtown to SoHo through Bushwick, Ann Fensterstock traces the history of NYC's contemporary art scene and asks why the art world is so nomadic. She explored how the art market interacts with the real estate market, how medium can dictate space, cultural and political factors, and other reasons why artists and galleries have moved so much in the past 50 years. Ann is an art historian as well as a collector who serves on boards and committees at several museums and nonprofits in New York City and Washington. She is also the author of the new book Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond.

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