Local Politics Round Up; Ukraine; NY Adds Film Jobs

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Monday, March 03, 2014

The de Blasio administration recently made a few big decisions on affordable housing and charter schools. Capital New York’s Dana Rubinstein gives an update on those issues, and more. Plus: The latest in the tug of war between Russia and the West; how failure can lead to creative success; and a new study finds that New York has gained more than 10,000 news jobs in film and television production between 2004 and 2012 while California has lost even more than that. The study’s author explains how states are incentivizing these jobs and what it means for the larger economy. 

Monday Morning Politics: Domino, Charters, de Blasio and More

Dana Rubinstein, Capital New York political reporter, and Errol Lewis, NY1's host of Road to City Hall, set the week in local politics, from Bill de Blasio's counter-proposal for the Domino Sugar development, his moves to close some charters schools, and more.

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Gail Collins on How Arizona Explains Politics

All of sudden, Arizona may be our weirdest state. Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of As Texas Goes... How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda (Liveright, 2012), talks about Arizona's gay marriage and immigration laws, and how its local politics became a national story.

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Ukraine, Russia, US

Steve Clemons, senior fellow and director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and blogger, talks about the latest in the tug of war between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and Russia's presence in the Crimean region.

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The Gift of Failure

Sarah Lewis, art critic at Yale's MFA program and a member of President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee, is the author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery (Simon & Schuster, 2014). In it, she tells the stories of people like Frederick Douglass and J.K. Rowling and how they acquired creative success from what they learned from failure.

EVENT: Sarah Lewis, Anna Deavere Smith and Angela Lee Duckworth at the New York Public Library, March 26, 7-8 p.m., 5th Avenue at 42nd Street.

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In the Film Industry, LA's Loss is NY's Gain

California has lost thousands of film and TV production jobs over the past several years while New York has gained more than 10,000. What are we doing right?

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Your Formula for Being a NYer

It's a favorite parlor game question: When do you get to call yourself a New Yorker? After coming up with our own formula, we took to Twitter and Facebook and asked you to provide your own. Here are our favorites.

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