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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

An 'I heart NY' sticker on a vendor's mirror near Central Park. An "I heart NY" sticker on a vendor's mirror near Central Park. (Natalie Fertig/WNYC)

Legendary “I Heart NY” designer Milton Glaser has a new campaign focused on climate change awareness. He shares his new logo and slogan. Plus: a new report shows the vast majority of New Yorkers who are ticketed for minor offenses are black or Hispanic; ideas for what to do with the thousands of old phone booths scattered around the city; and a look at the global forces behind a local neighborhood, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  

Ticketing Bias: Broken Windows and Summons Data

The Daily News has obtained data about summons (from the NYCLU) and found a racial disparity in how the tickets are given out. Rocco Parascandola, police bureau chief for the New York Daily Newstalks about the findings and how it fits into Broken Windows policing -- plus how it compares to the bias in Stop and Frisk.

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The Brian Lehrer Show Africa Summit

As nearly 50 African leaders meet in Washington DC for a summit, we hold our own assembly -- and you are the experts. If you have ties to an African country, tell us what has changed (for better or worse) in the last five years. 212-433-9692.

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Milton Glaser Takes on Global Dying

The legendary designer - who came up with the "I [Heart] NY" logo - has a new campaign focused on climate change.

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What's In Store For Those Old Payphone Kiosks?

The current contract to service NYC's payphones expires this October. Here are the various proposals being floated to re-purpose the old kiosks all around us (free WIFI anyone?).

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Global/Local Sunset Park

Mayor de Blasio plans to invest $100 million into the industrial area of Sunset Park. Queens College professor Tarry Hum, author of Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn's Sunset Park, talks about the local - and global - forces shaping that Brooklyn neighborhood. 

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Remembering Steve Post

Share your memories of longtime WNYC radio host Steve Post (Morning Music, The No Show), along with his friend Larry Josephson, veteran public radio producer and host and founder of the Radio Foundation.

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What Happened Over the Last 25 Years? Help Us Brainstorm

This is the 25th year of the Brian Lehrer Show, and all this fall we'll be marking it with a year-by-year look at some of the defining stories from 1989 through 2014. Right now, we're at the brainstorming stage, also known as the "remember that thing that happened that year?" stage. And we need your help!

In the spreadsheet below, the producers of the show are starting to fill in items from each year (thanks Wikipedia!), but we've opened the spreadsheet for you to help remember what really mattered. So join in when you have a few minutes, starting with any year. A few guidelines:

  • We're looking for items that had a public impact, both local, national and international. There will be opportunities for you to reflect on your personal memories from each year soon, but for now we're taking suggestions for news/events.
  • Anything goes, but we're particularly fascinated by stories that ended up having a bigger impact than anticipated. Our favorite example is the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, which was somewhat overlooked at the time but sowed the seeds for the financial crisis a decade later.
  • This is an open spreadsheet, but please don't erase or edit other entries. For now, we're collecting as many ideas as possible!

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