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This edition: Poverty and the Ballot and Participatory Budgets

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 17, 2012.

First aired: September 19, 2012.

Another installment of "Debate This!" which explores topics not covered by the nation's major political campaigns. This week, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert and Community Service Society CEO David Jones discuss poverty. Next, dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Steven Shepard talks about his journalistic memoir: "Deadlines and Disruption: My Turbulent Path From Print to Digital". Then, 39th District Council member Brad Lander and Community Voices Heard Executive Director Sondra Youdelman revisit a year of Participatory Budgeting in New York City. And Finally, we play with toy boats on a Superfund site with artists Nathan Kensinger and Sarah Nelson Wright of The Newtown Creek Armada.

Guest List

Bob Herbert New York Times, Demos, Distinguished Senior Fellow

David R. Jones President & CEO, Community Service Society of New York

Nathan Kensinger The Newtown Creek Armada

Brad Lander NY City Councilman, District #39, Brooklyn

Stephen Shepard Dean, Graduate School of Journalism/CUNY

Steve Shepard Editor in Chief, Business Week

Sarah Nelson Wright The Newtown Creek Armada

Sondra Youdelman Executive Director of Community Voices Heard