The Stanford Rape Case; American Isolation Versus Intervention; The 1973 Oil Crisis

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Coming up on today's show:

  • It's a story that's garnered nation-wide attention: a Stanford student convicted of raping an unconscious woman was sentenced to only 6 months in jail. Hear why it's sparked national outrage (besides the obvious) with The Atlantic's Marina Koren.
  • Councilmember Ritchie Torres joins WNYC's education reporter Yasmeen Khan to discuss possible solutions to racial segregation in New York public schools.
  • Presidents have been grappling with the question of isolationism since George Washington, who warned America not to get too cozy with other countries. Our #30Issues series looks into how politicians from Washington to Obama have advocated for isolation or intervention.
  • Hear how the 1973 oil crisis contributed to Americans losing faith in government, with Princeton University's Meg Jacobs.
  • The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Commissioner Julie Menin joins to talk about how NYC supports film and television production.