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This edition: Poverty's Tax on the Brain

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 9, 2013.

First aired: December 11, 2013.

Brian kicks off the show with an examination of mayor-elect deBlasio’s lesser known weapon against inequality: after-school programs, and making them free to all of the 120,000 middle-schoolers in New York City.

Next, in our public intellectual segment which looks at research that has the power to change minds and public policy, Brian dives into research regarding yet another consequence of grinding poverty: a hindered ability to make good decisions.

Then, Brian gets the lowdown on retail space today and asks whether teens will continue to hang out and shop at the mall when they can hang out and shop online?

Finally, we’ll take a look at how gaming and reading are converging into an exciting new form of fiction on your digital device.

Guest List

Leigh Alexander Editor-at-Large, Gamasutra

Alexis Kennedy Chief Narrative Officer, Failbetter Games

John Morgan Director of Digital Publishing, Penguin USA

Nora Niedzielski-Eichner Executive Director, NY State After School Network

Adrianne Pasquarelli Senior Reporter, Crain’s NY Business

Eldar Shafir Professor of Psych. and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Diana Torres Division Director, Bronx Afterschool Programs, Good Shepherd Services

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