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This edition: Justice Reinvestment and Creating Constitutions

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 4, 2013.

First aired: November 6, 2013.

First, the job ahead for NYC's mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio. With Brian: Ester Fuchs, a former adviser to Mayor Bloomberg and director of the Urban & Social Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. And, Tom Robbins, investigative journalist-in-residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Tom was a longtime staff writer at the Village Voice and the Daily News and also has a new book out: “Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al d’Arco, the man who brought down the mafia.”

Next, crowd-sourcing new constitutions with "Constitute,” a new web site that lets users search 188 constitutions worldwide. Brian interviews Google Ideas product manager Scout Sinclair Brody and, via Skype, Zachary Elkins, University of Texas professor and co-director of the Comparative Constitutions Project.

With 2.3 million people behind bars, a new wave of justice reform is gaining traction in the U.S.: re-investing in communities to slow the revolving door. Brian interviews Rutgers School of Criminal Justice dean Todd Clear.

And in this week's “Public Intellectual,” where we look at new research with the power to change our thinking and public policy, a new study about extreme political attitudes. The lead author Phillip Fernbach is a marketing professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Guest List

Todd R. Clear, PhD Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

Zachary Elkins Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin

Prof. Philip Fernbach Professor of Marketing, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

Dr. Ester Fuchs Professor and Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Tom Robbins Investigative Journalist in Residence, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Sara "Scout" Sinclair Brody Google Ideas Product Manager, Google.com

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