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Race And Ethnicity

WNYC News

PA's Latino Voters on Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

There’s been much talk of racism this election season, and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states, and over the past year, many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...

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WNYC News

In Penn., Latinos at Ease with Obama

Monday, November 03, 2008

There’s been much talk of racism this election season - and not only white racism. The Latino vote may be a deciding factor in some states and throughout this election many Hispanics have spoken of prejudice in their own communities against African-Americans.

But polls are increasingly ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Race, Beyond Affirmative Action

Monday, October 27, 2008

Charles Blow, New York Times's visual Op-Ed columnist, and Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center and author of America Against the World : How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked (Times Books, 2006), review American attitudes toward race, ...

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WNYC News

Local Immigrant Groups Get Out the Vote

Monday, October 27, 2008

Local immigrant rights groups say they're making an unprecedented effort to turn out record numbers of New York's immigrant voters on Election Day. Linda Sarsour of the Arab-American Association of New York says old and new immigrant communities are more likely to vote for Barack ...

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WNYC News

NYC Minorities Receive Fewer Mortgages

Monday, October 27, 2008

The New York City housing market is more active than others around the country, but that's working out better for whites and Asians than it is for blacks and Latinos. That's according to an analysis of recent financial data gathered by the Furman Center for ...

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WNYC News

Sarah Jones on Race and Politics

Friday, October 24, 2008

Politics and art have intersected a lot over the course of this election season. Think of Will.i.am’s tribute to Obama this spring, or the wave of political art exhibitions that have been up all over the city. The actress Sarah Jones makes her living cultivating ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Post-9/11 Chicago

Monday, October 20, 2008

Egyptian author Alaa al Aswany’s new novel, Chicago, is about clashing cultures in post-9/11 Chicago.

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WNYC News

Debating in the Bronx

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The presidential candidates held their last debate last night in Long Island and neither one had many surprises for the viewing public. One group of mostly second generation Dominicans and Puerto Rican 20-somethings gathered around the TV on the northwestern edge of the Bronx, hoping ...

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WNYC News

New York Sees New Voters Rush to Register Before Deadline

Thursday, October 09, 2008

This is the last week that New York residents will be able to register to vote. Advocacy groups say New Yorkers are just as excited as the rest of the country about participating in this year's presidential election. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: For nearly 90 ...

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Selected Shorts

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Two Worlds

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri contemplates marriage and love among Indian expatriates in America in "Hell-Heaven."

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Arts

The Toni Morrison Lectures

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Toni Morrison Lectures are held annually and spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters. The lectures will be published in book form by Princeton ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Feet In Two Worlds

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Aswini Anburajan, a reporter and an editor for Feet in Two Worlds, a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, discusses the campaign and the Latino vote with Pilar Marrero, a reporter and columnist for the La Opinión, a Spanish-language ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Daily Life in Iraq

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Farnaz Fassihi, deputy bureau chief for the Middle East and Africa for the Wall Street Journal, and the author of Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq, talks about the disruptions to daily life for ordinary Iraqis.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New American Judaism

Monday, September 22, 2008

Philanthropist Edgar Bronfman is calling for a reinvigorated American Judaism; he says a more celebratory and hopeful religious life will draw and retain young Jews. He’s the author of Hope, Not Fear.

Events:
Edgar Bronfman will be speaking with Charlie Rose
At the 92nd St. Y
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Class Dismissed

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sherry Linkon, professor of English and American studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio, where she is also co-director of the university's Center for Working-Class Studies, says negative perceptions about the working class usually go unchallenged.

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WNYC News

New York Poles Returning to Poland

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The troubling economic times here are making some immigrants think about going home. Nineteen years after the collapse of communism and four years after joining the European Union, Poland is booming and young Poles in the United States want to profit from these changes.

They're following ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Post-Slavery Family Life

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Breena Clarke’s new novel, Stand the Storm, revolves around the Coats family, a black family living in Georgetown around the time of the Civil War, and their struggles to free themselves from the legacy of slavery.

Event:
Breena Clarke will be reading from Stand the Storm

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The Brian Lehrer Show

RNC Coverage: Hour 2

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bill Adair, editor of politifact.com, fact checks some recent speeches, and Stephen Dinan, reporter and blogger for the Washington Times, talks about the latest political news.

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Massie Ritsch, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics, opens up the convention swag ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

RNC Coverage: Hour 1

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch gives his take on the news surrounding this weeks GOP convention.

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Texas Congresswoman Kay Granger(R-TX 12th District) talks about her time so far at the convention.

Then
Delegates Joshua Sullivan and Shari Sullivan from Granberry, Texas give their impressions on the ground ...

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WNYC News

Caribbean Culture Celebrated in Brooklyn Parade

Monday, September 01, 2008

The 41st annual West Indian American Day Parade is making its way down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn this afternoon. Thousands of people are in the parade, wearing lavish costumes and riding colorful floats. One of them is Dwaine Wilson, a Harlem resident and a native ...

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