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This edition: The Food Stamp President?

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 30, 2012.

First aired: February 1, 2012.

A look at the politics and reality behind the accusation that Obama is "the food stamp president" with Brooks Jackson, Director of FactCheck.org, and Margarette Purvis, President of the Food Bank for NYC. Then: two amazing new digital tools from the New York Public Library—maps that let you see your neighborhood’s past with Geospacial Librarian Matt Knutzen. NYPL Labs' Ben Vershbow and artist Joshua Heineman of CursiveBuildings.com tell us about The Stereograminator. The Academy for Software Engineering will open in the fall. Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, Mike Zamansky of Stuyvesant High School and Josh Thomases of the NYC Department of Education explain its mission and how it came to be.

Guest List

Joshua Heineman CursiveBuildings.com

Brooks Jackson Director, FactCheck.org

Matt Knutzen Geospatial Librarian, NY Public Library

Margarette Purvis President, Food Bank of NYC

Josh Thomases Deputy Chief Academic Officer, NYC Dept. of Education

Ben Vershbow NYPD Labs

Fred Wilson Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

Mike Zamansky Stuyvesant High School

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