30 Issues: Policing; City Opera in Trouble; Global Poverty; Adam Curtis

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Monday, September 30, 2013

NYPD, New York Police Department, police (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a week of conversations about policing. New York State Senator Eric Adams and Pastor Gilford Monrose from East Flatbush discuss crime in the city; George Steel, general manager and artistic director of the New York City Opera discusses their financial troubles; Vanity Fair contributing editor Nina Munk on her new book The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty and filmmaker Adam Curtis talks about this new collaboration with the band Massive Attack.

Government Shutdown Showdown

House Republicans have proposed a spending bill that includes a one-year delay of Obamacare. The Senate is expected to immediately reject that proposal later today and set the stage for a government shutdown unless a last-minute deal can be negotiated. Fourteen hours and counting-down until the shutdown, Kate Nocera of BuzzFeed discusses the latest.

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The End of City Opera?

George Steel, City Opera’s general manager and artistic director, and former executive director of the Miller Theater at Columbia, talks about today's deadline to raise enough to save this season, and the company.

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30 Issues: Policing at the Community Level

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Bill de Blasio says he will "end the 'Stop and Frisk' era," while Joe Lhota vows to continue many of the policing tactics developed under Bloomberg and Ray Kelly. Eric Adams, NY State Senator, former NYPD captain and candidate for Brooklyn Borough President, and Pastor Gilford Monrose of Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day), discuss the challenges of community policing, and what the next mayor can do to curb gun violence while also improving relations with the NYPD.

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Has Jeffrey Sachs Actually Helped Ease Poverty?

Nina Munk, contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Doubleday, 2013), explores the success and failure of Jeffrey Sachs' efforts to find "the end of poverty" through his Millenium Villages Project in Africa.

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One Day Until Public Advocate Election Day

Tomorrow is voting day in the runoff election between Tish James and Daniel Squadron for the Democratic Public Advocate nomination. We play a few highlights from the recent debate and discuss some of the key issues that separate the two candidates.

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Alison Stewart on Dunbar's "First Class"

Alison Stewart, journalist and former host of The TED Radio Hour and The Bryant Park Project and author of First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public High School , discusses the rise and fall of Dunbar -- which includes her parents among its alumni -- and explains how its trajectory reflects the current struggles facing urban public schools.


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A "Provocative Entertainment"

Adam Curtis, documentary filmmaker, talks about his collaboration with Massive Attack for a new show at the Park Avenue Armory.


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