George Saunders’ Gentle Advice and Spirited Debates

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It’s almost time to vote for the next mayor of Newark – on May 13, candidates Shavar Jeffries and Ras Baraka face off. Both are here today to make a case for the votes of Newark residents. Then: George Saunders’ commencement address to Syracuse grads (’13) went viral and now it’s a book – the main takeaway? Be kind. Plus: DIY retirement saving isn’t providing very comfortable retirements; and a spirited debate on what may be New York’s official new state snack: yogurt (?!).