Jane Eyre with a Korean-American Immigrant Spin05/06/15
Patricia Park is the author of Re Jane: A Novel,a contemporary retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. This time Jane is a half-Korean, half-American orphan and Flushing Queens is the place she’s trying to escape. → EVENTS: Patricia Park reads from...
The British Revolving Door
With U.K. elections tomorrow, Owen Jones, columnist for The Guardian, regular contributor to BBC radio and television, the author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class and The Establishment: And How They Got Away With It(Melville House,...
All in the Family
Dean Skelos faces corruption charges over deals that benefitted his son. Richard Briffault, professor of legislation at Columbia Law Schooland chair of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, and Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens...
How Lone Wolf Attacks Frame the Patriot Act Debate
New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachidiscusses the latest lone wolf attacks in the U.S., involving two men who shot at a security officer outside an event in Texas that featured cartoons of the prophet Mohammad -- and how incidents...
Glenn Greenwald Checks In
Edward Snowden chose Glenn Greenwald as one of the recipients for his leaked NSA data. Glenn Greenwald, co-founding editor of The Intercept, former constitutional law and civil rights litigator, Guardian columnist and author of No Place to Hide:...
Police Corruption in New York City Circa 1983
Former NYPD officer Michael Dowdinfamously led a drug trade in the streets of East New York during the 1980s and early 1990s. He joins Tiller Russell, the director of the new documentary about Dowd's life,“The Seven Five,”to talk about that time.
Mother Knew Best
Ylonda Gault Caviness, parenting journalist and the author of Child, Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself(Tarcher, 2015),describes her journey to the realization that all the parenting advice she was...
A Famed Neurosurgeon and Top Business Exec Join the GOP...
Jim Rutenberg, the chief political correspondent at The New York Times Magazine,discusses the entry of two political outsiders into the crowded race for the Republican presidential nomination -- Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of...
Any Legislating in Albany?
Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine, and WNYC’s New York State political reporter Karen Rouse talk about the arrest on corruption charges of New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and what it means for the outstanding...
Has Freedom of Speech Run Its Course With the MTA?
Last week, the MTA voted to reject advertisements containing political viewpoints. WNYC transportation reporter Kate Hindsdiscusses the MTA's attempt to eliminate controversial ads from subway stations and subways by becoming a limited public forum...
Right Upon Graduation
Zev Chafets, the author ofbiographies of Rush Limbaugh and Roger Ailes and the editor of Remembering Who We Are: A Treasury of Conservative Commencement Addresses(Penguin Random House, 2015),shares a collection of commencement speeches from...
Breaking Down the Latest on Bridgegate
Three of Governor Christie's closest allies were indicted on Friday. WNYC's senior editor for politics and policy Andrea Bernsteinand New Jersey Public Radio reporter Matt Katzdiscuss the charges -- and what they portend for the governor's 2016...
The Baltimore Police Charges
Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, also a former police officer and former prosecutor, talks about the charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.
What We Know About Bridgegate Conspirator, David Wildstein
The first criminal charges in the Bridgegate scandal are expected to be announced today.David Wildstein, aformer Port Authority official and ally of Governor Chris Christie who ordered the lane closures,is expected to plead guilty at the hearing later...
End of the Line Adventures
Amy Plitt, co-author of Subway Adventure Guide: New York City, To the End of the Line(Triumph Books 2015), shows us that adventure begins where the subway ends. → Event:The authors will be at a book launch at theTransit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn...
The Nepal Earthquake: One Week Check-In
Nepal says 6,204 people are known to have died in the 7.8-magnitude quake last week, and 13,932 were injured.But the fate of thousands more in many remote areas remains unknown.Chris Skopec, director of emergency response at International Medical...
Bringing Food Trucks into the Open
New York City's vibrant mobile food industry seems to accept the undergroundmarket for permits (which were capped in 1981). WNYC reporterIlya Marritztalksabout the current system and potential reforms. He's joined by Adam Sobel, chef and owner of the...
The #MomOfTheYear Controversy
Stacey Patton, asenior enterprise reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, an adjunct professor of American history at American University, and the author of That Mean Old Yesterday, discusses Toya Graham, the Baltimore mother caught on camera...
'Christian America' as a Counter to the New Deal
Kevin Kruse, a professor of history at Princeton Universityand the author of One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America(Basic Books, 2015),says the idea that America has always been an officially Christian nation dates back...
Frankly, Barney Frank
You can take the politician out of Congress, but not out of politics. Barney Frank, former U.S. congressman (D-MA) and the author of Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), talks about...
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