Universal and Infamous

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

With one thousand teachers to hire this summer, NYC deputy mayor for strategic initiatives Richard Buery talks about the roll-out of universal pre-K at a breakfast forum moderated by Brian and Erik Engquist of Crain's New York Business. Plus, Albert "Prodigy" Johnson on his Akashic Books imprint Infamous Books is joined by two Infamous authors to discuss the business of "street lit" and what working with an independent publisher means for the genre.


Breakfast With the NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives

Brian joins Erik Engquist, assistant managing editor of Crain's New York Business, as moderators of a breakfast forum with NYC deputy mayor for strategic initiatives, Richard Buery, who talks about the roll-out of universal pre-K.

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Unsealing (Adoption) Records

Andrew Kitchenman, healthcare writer for the New Jersey Spotlight, discusses a bill that just passed the New Jersey Legislature that would give adoptees much more information about their birth families, including family medical history and access to their own birth records.


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Remembering Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou - poet, writer, activist - died on May 28, 2014. She was 86 years old. Follow the link below to listen to an interview with Dr. Angelou on the show in April 2013. We're also collecting your thoughts, tributes, and favorite passages in the comments.

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Bringing "Street Lit" In the House

Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, rapper with the Hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, is the curator of the Akashic imprint Infamous Books, aimed at bringing the crossover appeal of urban music to urban fiction. The authors of the new Infamous Books Swing (Infamous Books, 2014) by Miasha and Black Lotus (Infamous Books, 2014) by K’wan talk about the business of "street lit" and this imprint that brings it into the independent publishing world.

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