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This edition: Shadows on Central Park and 50 years of court art

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 12, 2014.

First aired: May 14, 2014.

First, the forecast in Central Park: shadows. A lack of height limits has allowed developers to build thin buildings competing for the top of the skyline, rankling some who say shadows infringe on the park. Is it worth some passing shade for an ever-changing city?

Then, soccer (or football). It's the fastest growing sport in the U.S. We look at new research on the popularity of U.S. soccer in metro areas and look forward to New York City's own "Football Club".

Next, in the latest Supreme Court case on affirmative action in colleges, the popular 'mismatch' theory was considered by a top justice. The theory says race-based admissions backfires on minorities. But new research challenges this influential theory.

Last, art mimics life and justice is blind. Art also portrays justice. Our talented guests share 50 years of courtroom illustrations from Watergate to Madoff.

Guest List

Patrick Adler PlaceWonk

Aggie Kenny Court Artist

William Kidder Assistant Provost, University of California Riverside

Jill Lerner Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Margaret Newman Executive Director, The Municipal Art Society of NY

Angela Onwuachi-Willig Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law

Peter Strumpf President, Cosmopolitan Soccer League

Elizabeth Williams Court Artist, The Illustrated Courtroom

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