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This edition: Broken Windows in 117 Pieces

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 2, 2015.

First aired: June 3, 2015.

First, refugees have been fleeing Burma, also known as Myanmar, and risking their lives with smugglers across the Andaman Sea. Many of them are a persecuted Muslim minority called Rohingya. Their story, with executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Burma, Simon Billenness on Skype from D.C.

Then, the Police Reform Organizing Project has been distributing a report of more than 100 stories of Broken Windows policing. Anecdotes of arrest include public drinking and riding a bike on the sidewalk. To discuss those stories, PROP founder and director, Robert Gangi.

Next, in our Public Intellectual segment, which looks at new research with the power to change minds and public policy, a Silicon Valley-area study known as the largest to study homelessness ever, suggests the best way to bring down the cost of sheltering the homeless. To talk about it, Daniel Flaming, president of the Economic Roundtable.

Finally, six banks were recently fined billions for involvement in the manipulation of foreign currency exchange markets. This comes eight years after the subprime mortgage meltdowns of 2007. Skepticism in the field of finance has been high ever since but Brian's last guest says the many scandals of finance have not awoken academia to the industry's shortcomings. University of Chicago professor Luigi Zingales explains why he'd like to see educators ask hard questions.

Guest List

Simon Billenness Executive Director, U.S. Campaign for Burma

Daniel Flaming President, Economic Roundtable

Robert Gangi Founder and Director, Police Reform Organizing Project

Luigi Zingales Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship & Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business