For the last few years we’ve been told to steer clear of plastics that contain the chemical Bisphenol A. On today’s show: we’ll tell you why you should be concerned about BPA-free plastics as well. Annabelle Gurwitch on the perils and pitfalls that come with approaching 50. We’ll take a look at how changes in our economy, family structure, gender norms, technology, and religious affiliations are creating major demographic shifts in our country. Galadrielle Allman talks about how the death of her father Duane when she was just 2 years old, shaped her life.
Charter schools and funding universal pre-k are just two of the issues where Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo diverge. Ken Lovett of the Daily News and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin round up local political news, including the ongoing clashes between the mayor and governor. Plus: astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson on his new show “Cosmos,” a reboot of the show originally hosted by Carl Sagan; the latest on the crisis in Ukraine; and the artist, teacher and author Judy Chicago talks about her own education in the arts, and offers critiques of arts education today.
America is undergoing a major demographic overhaul. Major generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Paul Taylor presents a portrait of where we are as a nation and where we’re headed—toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century. His book The Next America draws on the Pew Research Center’s extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data.
Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.
The Serbian government has established a commission to investigate unsolved murders of journalists. Remarkably, the commission includes both police and journalists. Bob talks with Politika editor Ljiljana Smajlović about what the commission has already accomplished and her hopes for what it might achieve in the future.