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NYC School Segregation: Rethinking the SHSATclip
May 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, segregation in public schools remains a major issue in cities across the country. New York City has one of the most segregated school systems in the country, and some see the controversial Specialized High Schools Admissions Test as part of the problem. At a City Council Oversight Hearing on Segregation in the New […]

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JUSTICE WEEK: THE FUTURE OF RIKERSepisode
May 25, 2019 at 5:30 am

With the jails on Rikers Island set to close by 2026, what should be done with the land? And, who should be the chief beneficiaries of its eventual transformation? In partnership with Public Square Media, we conclude our special “Justice Week” series with a look at the options being debated. Aired on May 24, 2019. 

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