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This edition: NYCHA Residents Speak Out

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 25, 2013.

First aired: May 1, 2013.

New York City’s public housing agency plans to lease open land—parking lots, parks, and playgrounds—to private developers. So what do some of the roughly 500,000 NYCHA residents think about it? Brian interviews Jonathan Gardenhire, vice president of the tenants association at Smith Houses on the Lower East Side and, housing rights advocate Tom Angotti, professor of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Next, a new photo exhibit is challenging stereotypes about public housing residents. Guests Shino Yanagawa and Rico Washington are the bold young creators behind, “We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos and Words,” on display through May 5 at the College of New Rochelle.

A new Internet service, Aereo, is shaking up the cable industry. Learn how and what’s next from Cardozo Law professor Susan Crawford, author of “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age,” and journalist Peter Kafka of

Finally, in this week’s edition of Public Intellectual, where we examine new research with the power to transform policy and society, guest Sara Harkness compares American parents to those in Western Europe. Harkness is a professor of human development at the University of Connecticut.

Guest List

Thomas Angotti Director, Center for Community Planning & Development, Hunter College

Susan Crawford Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Jonathan Gardenhire V.P., Tenants Association, Alfred E. Smith Houses, Lower East Side

Sara Harkness Prof., Human Dev. & Fam. Studies, University of Connecticut

Peter Kafka Journalist, Wall Street Journal

Rico Washington Writer, We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos & Words

Shino Yanagawa Photographer, We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Photos & Words