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This edition: Race at Work, and On the Court

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 7, 2014.

First aired: April 9, 2014.

Up first, a a look at how police are using big data, twitter and mapping methods to predict crime - not quite "Minority Report" style but cutting edge nonetheless. With Brian, Joel Caplan from the Rutgers Center on Public Security, and Matthew Gerber from the Predictive Technology Lab at the University of Virginia.

Then, how to mention (or not) race at work. Progress is often described as colorblindness. But authors of a new book, "The Color Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work" advocate color cognizance. With us, the authors, Tamara Buckley, associate professor of counseling and psychology at Hunter College and Erica Gabrielle Foldy, co-director of the Research Center for Leadership in Action at New York University Wagner.

Next, the "start school later" movement gets a boost. In our public intellectual segment, where we look at new research with the power to change minds and public policy, a new study finds that schools that tried starting later in the day resulted in positive outcomes such as better grades and fewer car crashes. We are joined by Kyla Wahlstrom, director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota. And, Glens Falls High School assistant principal Elizabeth Collins.

Finally, the Black Fives: the history of African American basketball teams in the early half of the 20th Century. Claude Johnson, historian and founder of the Black Fives Foundation gives a virtual tour with photographs from the Black Fives exhibition at the New York Historical Society.

Guest List

Tamara R. Buckley Assoc. Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Hunter College, Graduate Center/CUNY

Joel Caplan Associated Director, Rutgers Center on Public Security

Elizabeth Collins Assistant Principal, Glens Falls High School

Erica Gabrielle Foldy Co-Director, Research Center for Leadership in Action, NYU Wagner

Matthew Gerber Predictive Technology Laboratory, University of Virginia

Claude Johnson Founder & Executive Director, Black Fives Foundation

Kyla Wahlstrom Director, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, U., Minnesota