This week The Takeaway looks at how cities are reinventing themselves for a world that doesn't depend on cars. Transportation writer (and Takeaway Contributor) Matt Dellinger is in Denver, CO, a town that has epitomized American urban sprawl. But Denver wants to reinvent itself and as the host city for the Congress on New Urbanism, the city is well on its way to streamlining its infrastructure. Also joining the conversation is Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, to discuss how his city is reshaping itself.
Above is the 3-minute video that won the Congress for the New Urbanism's 2009 video contest. It's called "Built to Last" and it is from filmmakers First + Main Media from Julian, CA and Paget Films from Buffalo, NY (John Paget, Dr. Chris Elisara, and Drew Ward).
Follow along on The Takeaway's Urban Safari series.
In July, the American Academy of Pediatrics will come out with a new statement on how to prevent childhood bullying. They suggest that schools adopt a program in which children are encouraged to reach out to victims and isolate bullies. Can schools really make bullying uncool? Dr. Robert Sege, one of the lead authors on the policy, joins The Takeaway with his big ideas.
For parents and teachers looking for advice on how to deal with bullying, head to today's New York Times to read Perri Klass's article, At Last, Facing Down Bullies (and Their Enablers).
When you're done listening to Dr. Sege, check out The Takeaway's past coverage on childhood bullying and teen psychosis.
"Whenever you treat a judge the same way you treat other officials that have a different position in office, you tend to confuse within the public's mind, and perhaps even in the judge's mind, the very different roles that different officers in the government perform."
— Attorney Tom Phillips on reforms in appointing judges
Farai Chideya: Alright, you know it. You were wearing those parachute pants and those kinda-like shiny shoes that you thought were so fly. And you know that — especially if you're black — you had some sort of texturizer in your hair. You were listening to Bust A Move by Marvin Young or Young MC. Now this proud papa has a song that is 20 yrs old. That song is old enough to go to the club. Crazy, huh Marvin?
Young MC: Yes, Farai. This song is old enough to go to the club; get in all sorts of trouble.
FC: Definitely. I mean, your song is a classic dance floor jam. And so, I want you, I'm going to call you Marvin or Young or Young MC. Marvin is the name that your friends call you, Young MC is how most of us know you. So Young, take me back to where you were and who you were 20 years ago when this song hit the airwaves. ...(more)