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Chris Hayes, Jennifer Esposito, and the State of the Suburbs

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Chris Hayes of MSNBC (Amy Pearl for WNYC)

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes went to Staten Island to report on climate change and politics there. He discusses what he learned for the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” Then, we’ll take your calls on the state of the suburbs and how several reports are detailing big problems there. Plus: the state of the Scaffold Law in New York; and actress Jennifer Esposito on her battle with celiac disease.

Chris Hayes on Living Dangerously, and Politics

Chris Hayes, MSNBC host, talks about the Showtime docu-series "Years of Living Dangerously", which chronicles the real-life effects of climate change. In the first episode, Hayes talks to Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, who describes his change of heart on climate science. Note: This morning, Grimm turned himself in to the FBI on charges related to a Staten Island restaurant business. We'll discuss the Grimm news with Hayes, as well as other political news of the day.

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Donald Sterling's Plantation Mindset

"I don't think you can say that the NBA tolerated him - that's much too mild" says The Washington Post's Clinton Yates. "'Emboldened' is more like it."

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Trouble in the Suburbs

Job growth has been weak in the suburbs. The Regional Plan Association has released a report, "Fragile Success: Taking Stock of the New York Metropolitan Region", with a section on why the suburbs are falling behind. Juliette Michaelson, vice president for strategy at the Regional Plan Association and manager of the Fourth Regional Plan, talks about the problems.

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A Case for Dismantling the Scaffold Laws

In a recent column, Bill Hammond, NY Daily News Columnist, argues that New York's Scaffold Law - which holds building owners liable for construction injuries - is holding back development. He discusses the laws, and other news out of Albany.

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Finding a Way to Live with Celiac Disease

Jennifer Esposito, actress, founder of The Jennifer's Way Foundation for Celiac Education (JWF) and the Jennifer's Way bakery and author of the book Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease--What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014), talks about the long road from sufferer to advocate for others with celiac disease and gluten intolerance and her sideline . . .as an actress in shows like Blue Bloods and Rescue Me.

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