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This edition: Rise of the Platishers

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 27, 2014.

First aired: October 29, 2014.

First, a new online trend called "platishers" allows contributors to post content alongside staffers on popular blog sites. The trend is under fire after controversial posts were said to have gone too far. To discuss, Washington Post reporter Tim Herrera and BuzzFeed Video writer, journalist and comedian, Gaby Dunn.

Then, in our Public Intellectual segment, our guest flips the usual logic of 'payday' loans after studying the practice in the field as a teller. Lisa Servon teaches urban policy at the New School.

Next, two years after Hurricane Sandy, oysters will protect New York from rising tides. The innovative "Living Breakwaters Project" designed by SCAPE Studio, is about to get underway in Staten Island. To discuss, SCAPE founder Kate Orff, and Pete Malinowski, project director of the Billion Oyster project.

Finally, a look at "Crossing Brooklyn" an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum showcasing new art from the museum's home borough. We will check out some of the art with Eugenie Tsai, the museum's John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art.

Guest List

Gaby Dunn Writer/Comedian/Journalist, BuzzFeed Video

Tim Herrera Reporter, Washington Post

Pete Malinowski Project Director, Billion Oyster Project

Kate Orff Founder, SCAPE Studio

Lisa Servon Professor of Urban Policy, The New School

Eugenie Tsai John & Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum

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