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New York Undercover

New York Undercover

An interesting look at the origins of the “modern surveillance state” – author Jennifer Fronc discusses her book, “New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era.” It was relatively common, it turns out, for “social activists” to send private investigators into gambling parlors, brothels, and meetings of criminal gangs and radical political organizations. These [...]

Posted: Jan 27th, 2010 | Comments: 1
An Evening with Su Friedrich

An Evening with Su Friedrich

Filmmaker Su Friedrich joins Union Docs for a film screening and discussion, following her workshop with the Union Docs masterclass. She screens her non-fiction works Seeing Red (2005) and Odds of Recovery (2002) and answers questions about the films and her other work. Fore more information about the event and the films screened, click here. [...]

Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 | Comments: 1
LES Stories: Holidays in the City

LES Stories: Holidays in the City

Tenement Talks is an evening series of lectures, readings, panel discussions and programming that provides perspective on New York City’s rich culture. Free & held at the Tenement Museum 108 Orchard unless otherwise noted. RSVP to events(at)tenement.org. The Lower East Side Stories series invites professionals and up-and-comers from the storytelling circuit to tell New York [...]

Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 | Comments: 0
Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

THIRTEEN visits the Scholastic Auditorium for a screening and discussion of Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think.  The film from Unity Productions Foundation follows the international Gallup poll of Muslim opinion on matters from which their voices are often excluded. This event was sponsored by Intersections International, Change the Story, Americans for Informed [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2009 | Comments: 1
Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

The filmmakers behind "Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre" discuss the making of the film and the events surrounding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.
Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009 | Comments: 2
Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Taped at The New York Academy of Sciences, January 21, 2009 Speakers: Mark Duvall: Director, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute Arthur Kressner: Director, Research and Development, Power Supply, Consolidated Edison Company of New York and Richard L. Drake, P.E.: Program Manager, Transportation & Power Systems, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority running [...]

Posted: Jun 10th, 2009 | Comments: 0
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Thomas P. DiNapoli

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Thomas P. DiNapoli

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Where the Bucks Are

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Where the Bucks Are

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Meeting the Medicaid Challenge

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Meeting the Medicaid Challenge

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Earthquake on Wall Street

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Earthquake on Wall Street

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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