The Fairest of Them All

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens was the site of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. (Kamal Aboul-Hosn/flickr)

The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opened fifty years ago in Queens. Call in with your memories and reflections on its significance. Plus: a City Council bill calls for municipal ID cards for all New Yorkers; your pre-k application questions answered; women, go with confidence at work; and a look at the labor practices of small family farms.

Manoush Zomorodi is in for Brian today. Manoush is host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City

Municipal IDs

Carlos Menchaca, City Council Member for Brooklyn's 38th district (Sunset Park), and Daniel Coates, lead organizer for Make the Road New York, speak in support of the bill, co-sponsored by Councilman Menchaca, to create municipal ID cards for New York City residents, regardless of immigration status.

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Pre-K Apps: Your Questions Answered

The deadline for pre-kindergarten applications is Wednesday, April 23.

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Women and Confidence in the Workplace

The trick behind urging women to develop confidence, even overconfidence, in their abilities to compete in the professional marketplace.

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But Who Picks Those Locally Sourced Beets?

Margaret Gray, associate professor of political science at Adelphi University and the author of Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic (University of California Press, 2013), argues that the locavore movement needs to look at the labor practices of those small family farms.

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Your 1964 World's Fair Memories

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the World's Fair of 1964. Bill Young, World's Fair historian, host of, and co-author of The 1964-19645 New York World's Fair: Images of America Series (Arcadia), talks about the fair's significance and we take your calls with memories or reflections from the pavilions, rides, and exhibitions.

→ Events: Celebrate the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs at exhibitions and events across Queens.

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Brian Lehrer Live

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

A Tribute to James Baldwin (First) | Horse(less) Carriages (Starts at 27:05) | Mayor of (Old) Amsterdam (Starts at 58:00)

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