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This edition: New York Takes on Revenge Porn

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Episode Details

Original tape date: October 15, 2013.

First aired: October 16, 2013.

How much does a mayor matter? Can the next mayor solve the big problems like affordable housing or living wage jobs in an era when the federal government lives on the edge of dysfunction? Joining our roundtable, political theorist and senior researcher at CUNY’s Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, Benjamin Barber, NYU Wagner’s Innovation Labs director Neil Kleiman, and, via Skype, author and mayoral historian, Mason Williams.

Next, online harassment activist Carla Franklin on being cyber-stalked. Joining the conversation, University of Miami Law professor Mary Anne Franks who has been working with states like New York, to draft legislation intended to stop a particularly insidious kind of online harassment: “revenge porn.”

In our Public Intellectual segment, where we feature new research that changes thinking and public policy, fracking data that could challenge environmentalists. Brian is the author of a new peer-reviewed study, scientist David T. Allen from the Univ of Texas at Austin.

Finally, Brian asks, “Why, after the baseball and tennis season, take the number 7 train to Willets Point?” Preview the new Queens Museum with executive director, Tom Finkelpearl before the grand November re-opening.

Guest List

David T. Allen Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Benjamin R. Barber Author, If Mayors Ruled the World

Tom Finkelpearl Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art

Carla Franklin Cyber-Harassment Activist

Mary Anne Franks Asst. Professor, University of Miami School of Law

Neil Kleiman Director, NYU Wagner Innovation Labs

Mason Williams Author, City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York

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