NYC and the Arts; Skin Lightening Around the World; American Presidents and Big Banks; Letterman’s Retirement

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Monday, April 07, 2014

A long report on Bush-era interrogation techniques may soon become public. Karen Greenberg, head of Fordham's Center on National Security, discusses what to expect. Plus: NYC and arts incubation; the use of skin-lightening creams around the world and what it says about race; the symbiotic relationship between American presidents and big banks; and your suggestions for David Letterman’s replacement since he announced plans to retire in 2015. 

How Artist-Friendly is Your Neighborhood?

If you're somebody who considers yourself a bohemian, we're talking to you. What's your neighborhood like? What do you do to support your art, and what do you need to get more support?

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The CIA Torture Report You'll Finally (Maybe) Get to Read

The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release the massive report detailing Bush-era interrogation techniques. The White House still has to approve it, though - Karen Greenberg, head of Fordham's Center on National Security, discusses what we know and can expect.

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Micropolis: The Color of Skin

Millions of women around the world use skin-lightening creams. Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, discusses the different attitudes towards cosmetics and race and his reporting for the new series, Micropolis.

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Wall Street and Washington

Nomi Prins, senior fellow at Demos, former investment banker and author of All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power (Nation Books, 2014), looks back over the last century at the "symbiotic" relationship between American presidents and the banks.

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Late Night TV Changes

David Letterman announced he'll retire from the Late Show sometime next year. Matt Zoller Seitz, TV critic for New York Magazine and and Editor-in-chief of, discusses the talk-show host's place in the history of late night TV, his comedic innovations and takes your (non-traditional) suggestions on who might replace Letterman.

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