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This edition: Best Of Season 5

Episode Details

Original tape date: August 21, 2013.

First aired: August 21, 2013.

Tonight's episode takes a look back at Season 5 of our show. First, two pieces highlight the current wave of gentrification sweeping through Brooklyn, then we show how the country’s poverty crisis is manifesting through lengthening food pantry lines. Next, we take a look at the damage Superstorm Sandy had on one ethnic media owner. We then show how French dual language courses are making their way from kindergarten to high school. Finally, we wrap with a feature a story on the origins of Mahjong.

Guest List

Talcott Camp Board Member, Education Française à New York

Hélène Conway-Mouret Minister Delegate, French Nationals Abroad

Linda Feinstein Founder, Manhattan Mah Jongg Club

Julia Grob Creator/Actor, East WillyB

Menglin Huang Independent Sources

Abi Ishola Independent Sources

Fabrice Jaumont Embassy of France, Education Attaché of the Cultural Services

Hannah Lupien Food Policy Strategist, West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH)

Flaco Navaja Actor

Po-Ling Ng Director, Project Open Door Senior Center

Marlene Peralta Senior Political Reporter, El Diario/La Prensa

Garry Pierre-Pierre Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources

Sarah Pizon Independent Sources

José Luís Rodríguez Founder & CEO, HITN-TV

Patricia Rosario Manhattan Resident

Yamin Segal Creator/Director, East WillyB

Michael Thompson Owner, Brooklyn Moon Cafe

Cándido Tirado Playwright

Vianora Vinca Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources

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