Bratton’s Record; Moreland Commission; Dinkins on Mandela

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Friday, December 06, 2013

We remember Nelson Mandela's 1990 visit to New York City with former Mayor David Dinkins. Bill Bratton has been named as the next NYPD commissioner. Hear about his record, from Boston to Los Angeles and yes, New York city. Plus: Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice is a co-chair of the Moreland Commission and talks about the efforts to address government corruption; and a spotlight on the success of Children’s Village, a group that helps vulnerable children.

DA Rice on the Moreland Corruption Findings

Kathleen Rice, Nassau County District Attorney and co-chair of the Moreland Commission, discusses the commission's report and anti-corruption efforts in New York State.

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What Bratton Learned in BOS, NYC, and LA

Three reporters who covered Bill Bratton at different stages of his career share notes on what he learned in each Boston, New York (the first time), and LA - from "talk to academics" to "win over the media."

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Mayor Dinkins on Mandela in New York

We remember the times Nelson Mandela visited New York City, particularly his 1990 visit, shortly after being freed from prison, where he spoke at City Hall, Riverside Church, and Yankee Stadium. Former Mayor David Dinkins, who presented Mandela with the key to the city, remembers the visit. Were you there for his speeches? Do you have memories of Mandela in New York City? Post below or call 212-433-9692

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Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt

What exactly goes into making a t-shirt nowadays? NPR’s Planet Money decided to find out. Planet Money co-founder and producer for This American LifeAlex Blumberg, shares what they learned.

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The Children's Village

Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, director of The Children's Village, talks about the organization's transformation and their role keeping at-risk kids at home instead of in residential programs.

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Open Phones: Mandela's Pan-African Impact

We take calls from Africans and African immigrants on what Nelson Mandela meant for the continent as a whole. Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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