Community Organization

The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Red Hook

Friday, December 07, 2012

Chef Monica Byrne, partner of the Red Hook based home/made restaurant and Roquette Catering, and one of the founders of Restore Red Hook, will be joined by Wally Bazemore, long-time community activist and resident of Red Hook Houses, and David Sharps, president of The Waterfront Museum and captain of the Lehigh Valley barge, to give us an update on Red Hook post-Sandy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Community Organizing and School Reform

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mark Warren argues that community organizing is key to address the persistent failure of public schooling in low-income communities. A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform, written with Karen L. Mapp, is based on a comprehensive national study, the book presents rich and compelling case studies of prominent organizing efforts in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, San Jose, and the Mississippi Delta. He’s joined by Desiree Pilgrim Hunter, board president and leader of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, one of the organizations profiled in the book.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Wangari Maathai

Monday, September 26, 2011

Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, when she was recognized for her work in sustainable development. In 1977, she launched the Green Belt movement, putting thousands of Kenyan women to work planting trees to restore the country’s forests. She traveled the world discussing the connections between poverty and environmental deterioration. She died recently at the age of 71 and you can hear her 2006 conversation with Leonard Lopate.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside ACORN

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

John Atlas goes beyond the headlines of the last Presidential campaign to describe what really happened in ACORN's massive voter registration drives, why it triggered an unrelenting attack by Fox News and the Republican Party, and how it confronted its internal divisions and scandals. In Seeds of Change:The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group, he tells the history of the organization.

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The Arts File

Ford Announces New Arts Grants

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Ford Foundation recently announced it would give out $100 million dollars over the next ten years to arts groups nationwide for the construction, maintenance and enhancement of arts facilities.



ACORN Disbands Due to Failing Revenues

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The once powerful anti-poverty group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is disbanding nationally. Spokesman Kevin Whelan says ACORN's board decided to close state affiliates because of falling revenues.