Monday, September 30, 2013
Alison Stewart, journalist and former host of The TED Radio Hour and The Bryant Park Project and author of First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public High School , discusses the rise and fall of Dunbar -- which includes her parents among its alumni -- and explains how its trajectory reflects the current struggles facing urban public schools.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Cities can deliver a better life and a better future world, argues Leo Hollis. In Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis, he asks: Where do cities come from? Can we build a city from scratch? Does living in the city make you happier or fitter? Is the metropolis of the future female? What is the relationship between cities and creativity? And are slums really all that bad?
Thursday, April 11, 2013
This interview originally aired live on April 11, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 9, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show.
John Strausbaugh, author of The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village, tells the story of Greenwich Village, from Dutch farmers to movie stars and bankers. Is the Village still an "engine of culture"?
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 15, 2011