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Reconsidering Gentrification; Bernard Kerik; Athletes In Sochi

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Park View Cafe Restaurant in Inwood might actually benefit from gentrification. Park View Cafe Restaurant in Inwood might actually benefit from gentrification. (Paul Lowry / Flickr Creative Commons)

"Gentrification" might be a dirty word for some New Yorkers, but New York Magazine’s Justin Davidson reconsiders the benefits and drawbacks of higher-income residents moving into a neighborhood. Then: After serving time in federal prison, former New York Police Department commissioner Bernard Kerik talks about his new cause, sentencing reform. Plus: Mike Pesca, NPR sports correspondent and panelist on Slate's Hang Up and Listen, highlights the athletes to watch at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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What do you do when an artist you love is accused of something that makes your stomach churn? 

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When Gentrification Works

"Gentrification doesn't need to be something one group inflicts on another," argues New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson. He talks about how NYC neighborhoods like Inwood and Bed-Stuy have managed to change as neighborhoods while not fully displacing long-time residents, and whether gentrification deserves its bad reputation.

 

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From NYPD to Prison to Prison Reform

Bernard Kerik, recent federal prison inmate, former New York City Police Commissioner and author of The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice (Regan Books, 2001) talks about his post-incarceration activism on behalf of sentencing reform.

 

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Who to Watch In Sochi: A Crowdsourced Guide to the Olympics

We're building a listener-powered guide for who to watch at the Sochi Olympics, starting with Friday's opening ceremonies. If you have a favorite athlete, from any country, tell us why you're rooting for them and why others should care too. Mike Pesca, NPR sports correspondent and panelist on Slate's Hang Up and Listen, helps take you suggestions and discusses his favorite story lines.

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