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This edition: Puerto Rico Vote, CCTV, Google Search, and NYCHA

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 12, 2012.

First aired: November 14, 2012.

The people of Puerto Rico voted last week to become the 51st state. Not a done deal and controversial. Joining us to explain, Angelo Falcόn of the National Institute for Latino Policy and via Skype from Massachusetts, Rosa Clemente. Rosa was the Green Party’s 2008 Vice Presidential candidate and is a longtime community organizer.

Next up: how does the nature of google search affect what we end up reading, thinking, voting? Joining us via Skype to discuss Google and the future of our personal political identity is Willamette University Rhetoric and Media Studies professor Amber Davisson.

Then: CCTV. It's an official organ of the Chinese Nationalist Party, but also a private business trying to hold on to viewers in the internet age, and staffed with reporters tight-rope walking between truth and propaganda. CUNY professor Ying Zhu has just published a s
tudy of CCTV called “Two Billion Eyes” and chairs the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island.

Finally, what were the politics like when the New York City Housing Authority took hold nearly 100 years ago. Were the neighborhoods it replaced really slums? Steven Levine coordinates education at the Laguardia and Wagner Archives. Nicholas Dagen has written the book: "Public Housing That Worked: New York in the 20th Century. Tara Hickman joins us from the Archives.

Guest List

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D. Author, Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century

Rosa Clemente The Green Party, 2008 VP Candidate

Amber Davisson Assistant Professor, Rhetoric & Media Studies, Willamette University

Angelo Falcón President and founder, National Institute for Latino Policy

Tara Hickman Educational Associate, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

Steven A. Levine Education Coordinator, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

Ph.D. Ying Zhu Author, Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television

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