Senior editor at The Atlantic and University of Toronto professor Richard Florida examines what it means when young and affluent residents move into neighborhoods that older generations had abandoned years before. He looks at how the same forces that are reviving cities are also creating issues like gentrification, unaffordability and segregation. Mother Jones reporter Wes Enzinna discusses an anti-racist group that rose to infamy after ambushing white nationalists in Illinois in 2012, and what its past might tell us about new groups emerging in the Trump era. Sarah Benson, artistic director of Soho Rep., joins us to discuss “Samara,” along with singer/songwriter Steve Earle. Earle composed the original score and makes his acting debut with the show. The play follows characters living on the frontier, who go on different journeys. Laura Kipnis, a cultural critic and Northwestern University professor examines the reality of Title IX investigations on college campuses as a response to reports of sexual assault, and argues for more honesty in discussions of rape culture.
This episode of "The Leonard Lopate Show" is guest hosted by WNYC's Ilya Marritz.