JP Morgan’s $13B Settlement, and You; Buyographics; Carlos Menchaca

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

JP Morgan must pay $13 billion in a settlement on failed securities. Felix Salmon of Reuters will explain how struggling homeowners in some New York City neighborhoods will get some of the $4 billion earmarked for victims. Plus: Carlos Menchaca talks about being the first Mexican-American elected to the New York City council; the 10 ways that demographics are changing our buying habits as Americans, with author Matt Carmichael; and Hilton Als of The New Yorker on his new collection of essays.

Crime and Stop-and-Frisk

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, looks at the statistics on crime and police stops since the federal judge ruled the NYPD's stop-and-frisk procedures unconstitutional.

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Menchaca to City Council

Carlos Menchaca, City Councilman-elect for Brooklyn's 38th district (Sunset Park), talks about being the first Mexican-American elected to the City Council, as well as Brooklyn's first openly gay council member.


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Who's Getting Helped in the J.P. Morgan Settlement?

J.P. Morgan Chase has reached a settlement of $13 billion stemming from the financial crash, with $4 billion going to homeowners. What comes next? Ask Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters.

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Selfie: 2013's Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionaries has announced its word of the year… and it's selfie! Katherine Martin, Head of US Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, will talk about the decision and the other words Oxford considered for Word of the Year this year. We'll also take your calls for alternative Word of the Year suggestions.

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You Are How You Buy

Matt Carmichael is a journalist covering demographics, consumer trends, and urban issues, the editor of, and the author of Buyographics: How Demographic and Economic Changes Will Reinvent the Way Marketers Reach Consumers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Through the stories of 11 families, Carmichael explores the changing demographics in America and how marketers are (slowly) responding.


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Hilton Als on "White Girls"

Hilton Als, staff writer at The New Yorker, blogger, and author of White Girls (McSweeny's, 2013), discusses his new book of essays and why the title encompasses not only Flannery O'Connor and Louise Brooks, but also Truman Capote and Michael Jackson.


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