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March 31, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo call on a reporter during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Albany, NY.
March 30, 2014 | Blog

Public school advocate Diane Ravitch responds to the news that charter schools will receive new protections under a budget deal reached between NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature. Continue reading

Idris and Seun Credit: Michèle Stephenson
February 3, 2014 | Blog

A new documentary chronicling the education of two Brooklyn children presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. Continue reading

Sergio Salinas
January 14, 2014 | Blog

The recent progressive turn in many American cities was far from inevitable, but shows no sign of slowing. Continue reading

poverty map
January 7, 2014 | Blog

Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, poverty remains a serious problem. US Census figures show that most urban areas have neighborhoods with high poverty rates. Continue reading

Bill de Blasio,
November 6, 2013 | Blog

As newcomers flock to New York, the city’s affordable housing crisis is a symptom of its growing inequality. Can de Blasio stop — or even slow — these trends? Continue reading

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013 that they have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 19, 2013
In this column from Orion magazine, Sandra Steingraber writes about the movement among people of faith to fight fracking in New York while scientists stay silent.
Sudhir Venkatesh
January 30, 2013 | Group Think
Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh says the self-policing citizens carry out unconsciously in lively, well-trafficked public spaces is one of the cheapest and best ways to fight violent crime.
January 30, 2013 | Group Think

the mapping of conflicts and gangs can help police target their resources, as opposed to engaging in a blunderbuss strategy such as stop and frisk, which tends to alienate the mostly minority residents of neighborhoods that most need positive relationships with their law enforcement agents. MORE