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This edition: Housing Discrimination Thrives In New York City

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 18, 2013.

First aired: November 20, 2013.

Even today, African-Americans, the poor, and LGBTQ individuals are often discriminated against when searching for suitable housing in New York City. But how? Brian interviews plaintiffs, Steve Brady and Keith Short, both of whom are featured in a new short film, “A Matter Of Place,” about present-day housing discrimination. Fred Freiberg, field services director of the Fair Housing Justice Center and one of the nation’s leading experts on “testing” to enforce civil rights laws, joins by phone.

Next, Brian previews a new documentary film about four diverse young men determined to be good dads, despite the odds. Emily Abt, director of, “Daddy Don’t Go,” joins Brian in studio.

In this week’s Public Intellectual, our regular series looking at research with the power to change minds and public policy, the results of a 75-year study of Harvard men. Lead researcher and psychiatrist George Vaillant, author of the new book, “Triumphs of Experience,” shares the factors that may very well predict well-being.

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of El Diario-La Prensa, the largest Spanish-language daily in New York City and the oldest in the country. Joining Brian to showcase some of the last 100 years of Latin New York from the paper’s archives is former intern Javier Gomez, director of the Centennial Project, and Angel Vazquez, marketing manager of El Diario-La Prensa.

Guest List

Emily Abt Producer/Director, Daddy Don’t Go

Steve Brady Film subject, "A Matter of Place"

Fred Freiberg Field Services Director and Co-Founder , Fair Housing Justice Center

Javier Gomez Project Director, El Diario Centennial

Keith Short Film subject, "A Matter of Place"

Dr. George E. Vaillant Author, "Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study"

Angel Vazquez Marketing Manager, El Diario-La Prensa

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