Podcast: The Challenge of Immigration Reform

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, co-editor of the forthcoming Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World (NYU Press, Fall 2010), has been right in the middle of the immigration debate. Last week he appeared on Minnesota Public Radio to talk about the challenge of reforming immigration law, and you can download the podcast here. He’s been quoted on the issue several times in the New York Times: here, here, and here.

NYUP/Q 002: Podcast with Mary Gray, author of Out in the Country


In this episode of our podcast series, Executive Editor Ilene Kalish talks to Mary Gray, author of Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America (Intersections: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Genders and Sexualities), about growing up queer in the rural parts of the country – what’s different, what’s better and what’s worse than growing up queer in the city. Plus, she throws in a few great stories about the communities she researched.

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NYUP/Q 001: Jonathan Hafetz, co-editor of The Guantanamo Lawyers

NYUP/Q 001: Podcast with Jonathan Hafetz, co-editor of The Guantanamo Lawyers


Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast series, NYUP/Q, featuring interviews of some of the most path-breaking and delightfully eloquent scholars of our time. This episode features Senior Editor Debbie Gershenowitz interviewing Jonathan Hafetz, editor of the The Guantanamo Lawyers. Jonathan talks about his own experience defending Guantanamo detainees and the impetus behind the book, which collects the stories of over one hundred Guantanamo lawyers. Listen to it here!

Diane Rehm Tackles the Recession

Andrew Ross, author of Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times appeared yesterday on the Diane Rehm show. Listen to the podcast here!

Unemployment and Job Insecurity

Economists predict the recession could end later this year but the outlook for the job market remains bleak. A look at how Americans are coping with record unemployment, the on-going economic crisis, and job insecurity.

Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO

Andrew Ross, Professor and Chair of New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including “Nice Work If You Can Get It – Life and Labor in Precarious Times.”

Heidi Shierholz, economist, Economic Policy Institute.

Michael Lazarchick, career counselor who manages a One Stop Center in Atlantic County, New Jersey. He is a licensed professional counselor and past president of the National Employment Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling Association.

We also just read a great review of Andrew’s book in Bookforum:
“…illuminating…Who knows what will be on the table when the damage of the global crisis is told? At the very least, one may hope for a return to security, sensible financial regulation, and a renewed interest in economic equity. Other worlds are possible, and with luck thinkers like Ross can point the way to imagining them more fully.”