#AskTheMayor; Defending Political Correctness; The Universe Explained Through Jazz

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A growing black hole, called a quasar, can be seen at the center of a faraway galaxy in this artist's concept. NASA telescopes discovered similar quasars hiding in galaxies in the distant universe.

Coming up on today's show:

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls and discusses this week in NYC.
  • New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer and Shane Goldmacher, political reporter for POLITICO, discuss GOP developments around the "normalization" of Donald Trump the nominee.
  • Yesterday on #30Issues, we discussed the arguments against political correctness. Today, hear The Washington Post's Steven Petrow says being “PC” shouldn’t mean you’re overly sensitive; it just means you have basic manners.
  • Jazz musician and Brown University physics professor Stephon Alexander explains the universe through the language of jazz.
  • WNYC and NYPR's Matt Katz discusses the list of Bridgegate co-conspirators, which was expected to be released by noon today, but which may be held up by a federal judge after someone named on the list claimed its release would brand them as felons without due process of law.