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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stem Cell Development; Four Freedoms Park; Science of Weed

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A group of scientists have successfully created embryonic stem cells from skin cells. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan of NYU explains the development and the questions it raises about human cloning. Plus, The Guardian’s Heidi Moore sorts through two “snooping” stories: Bloomberg’s and the AP’s; our May series on marijuana legalization continues with the science behind the drug and what it means for public policy; the details on the new tribute to FDR on Roosevelt Island; and one person’s life featured on the obit page in the Times today.


Roosevelt Island Seeks to Put Cameras on Safety Officers

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

This decision follows an incident in January in which a 20-year-old man was allegedly beaten by the officers, and years of what residents say is excessive use of force by their public safety department. They are employees of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, a state agency, and not a part of the New York Police Department.

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Science Campus Winner

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dan Huttenlocher, dean of the Cornell computing and information science department, talks about Cornell University and Israel's Technicon winning a competition to open a science and engineering school on NYC's Roosevelt Island.

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New York City Takes on Silicon Valley

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday that Cornell University, with its partner the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, has been chosen to build a new applied sciences and engineering school on Roosevelt Island.  It is another sign of his administration’s push to promote and expand the city’s growing technology sector.

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