New Schools Chancellor; NYE Transit; State of the Drug War

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Bill de Blasio appointing Carmen Farina as Schools Chancellor at MS 51 in Brooklyn, with Ursula Ramirez (right) as her chief of staff

Carmen Fariña is coming out of retirement to be the next schools chancellor of New York City. WNYC’s Beth Fertig talks about Fariña’s career in public schools, and takes calls from parents and teachers on their experiences with her in schools. Plus: the state of the drug war in Honduras and elsewhere in the hemisphere; Cristian Salazar of Gotham Gazette explains how to apply to service on your community board – and what community boards do; an inside look at training for serving the rich; and your tips for getting around on New Years Eve.