Columbia University Law Professor, Patricia Williams and Celeste Headlee backstage at the Brooklyn Museum, NY
MONEY TAKEOUT: The Labor Department released new inflation figures last Friday, and it appears that the economy is experiencing moderate deflation. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story talks to us about the effects this deflation could have on ordinary Americans.
SPORTS TAKEOUT: We check in with Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin about last weekend's NFC playoffs and talk about the Cinicinnati Bengals' Marwin Lewis, who just won the NFL's Coach of the Year award.
MLK TAKEOUT: This weekend, WNYC hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration at the Brooklyn Museum, co-hosted by our own Celeste Headlee. Celeste and Femi Oke spoke with Columbia law professor Patricia Williams about the future of the civil rights movement.
The next battle of civil rights is going to be a technological one. It's going to be about DNA collection, it's going to be about surveillance and cameras. I think there's also going to be a push for the internationalization of the civil rights movement as well as for the diversification of the civil rights movement, which includes not simply the old black/white model but also the question of a variety of people of color, minorities including religious and ethnic minorities, linguistic minorities.