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America’s Cities Are Under Extraordinary Pressure

America’s Cities Are Under Extraordinary PressureAfter years of revival and resurgence, the nation’s largest metropolitan areas are now being squeezed by external threats and an internal eruption along their deepest fault line—one that could fracture their political influence in the years to come.  America’s cities have already faced almost four years of persistent hostility from President Donald Trump, who has reviled them as dirty, chaotic, and dangerous and pursued many policies contrary to their interests. Then this winter, the COVID-19 pandemic hit hardest within dense population centers, including not only central cities, but also their inner suburbs.Now the nationwide protests and disorder following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis have clearly exposed the crack in the foundation of cities’ new prosperity: the persistence of racial inequality and segregation amid that economic revival.The past quarter century has brought “a steady hyper-concentration of business activity in a short list of big, dense,…

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History Will Judge the Complicit

History Will Judge the ComplicitOn a cold March afternoon in 1949, Wolfgang Leonhard slipped out of the East German Communist Party Secretariat, hurried home, packed what few warm clothes he could fit into a small briefcase, and then walked to a telephone box to call his mother. “My article will be finished this evening,” he told her. That was the code they had agreed on in advance. It meant that he was escaping the country, at great risk to his life.Though only 28 years old at the time, Leonhard stood at the pinnacle of the new East German elite. The son of German Communists, he had been educated in the Soviet Union, trained in special schools during the war, and brought back to Berlin from Moscow in May 1945, on the same airplane that carried Walter Ulbricht, the leader of what would soon become the East German Communist Party. Leonhard…

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Station Sales Week Of 6/5

Station Sales Week Of 6/5 After selling their State College PA cluster and adding a second station in the Florida Keys last month, Magnum Broadcasting is purchasing a third station in the Keys with the acquisition of Silent 102.5 WPIK Summerland Key (formerly “Radio Ritmo“) from Summerland Media for $180,000. Magnum owns Dance “Party 105.7” WGAY Sugarloaf Key/Key West and filed to acquire Silent 96.9 WKEZ-FM Tavernier/Key West from the court ordered trustee of Choice Radio Keys Corporation for $100,000 in May. CDV Broadcasting will sell Classic Hits 1400 WAVQ/106.1 W291DO Jacksonville NC and 95.5 W238CF Jacksonville to Curtis Media’s Eastern Airwaves for $270,000. W238CF rebroadcasts Curtis’ Urban “101.9 Kiss-FM” WIKS New Bern. Translator Sales Grand Valley State University will add an additional signal in Grand Rapids with the purchase of 95.3 W237CZ from Goodrich Radio for $50,000. W237CZ currently rebroadcasts the seller’s “Public Reality Radio” 1680 WPRR Ada, and…

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When Quakers Become Takers

When Quakers Become TakersTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was not mad; he was disappointed. Several of the nation’s wealthy private schools—including St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Maryland, where President Donald Trump sends his youngest son, and Brentwood School in Los Angeles, which at least two of Mnuchin’s children attend—had received loans earmarked for small businesses to keep paying their employees during the coronavirus crisis. On Twitter, Mnuchin softly chided the schools; they did not have to return the funds, he suggested, but they should.In response, these institutions came up with lists of reasons they would not be returning the money. The primary reason was simple enough: The schools had qualified for the loan, and they needed to pay their workers like any other business. But the board of Sidwell Friends School, the private, hyper-selective alma mater of the Obama and Clinton children in Washington, D.C., argued that it should keep the $5…

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The Most Exciting Senate Race in America

The Most Exciting Senate Race in AmericaA drum line taps out a charging beat: clip clap boppa BOOM. Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar lock arms. They’re leading a packed procession down Washington Avenue toward the Columbia, South Carolina, statehouse to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. At the end of the chain of Democratic household names is a less familiar face. Jaime Harrison is bundled up in a black overcoat and matching scarf. Hundreds of people pile onto the grass in front of the capitol steps, huddling together for warmth. Various A-list politicians take the stage, but it’s Harrison who gets the applause of a headliner.“In a country that has never had two black senators from the same state serve at the same time, hope is right here standing before you,” he says with an Obama-esque flourish. “We need you. We need you to knock on…

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Pandemic Organizers Are Co-opting Productivity Software

Pandemic Organizers Are Co-opting Productivity SoftwareThe workplace chat app Slack is where you go to do any number of things throughout the day: announce “I am busy”; pop into a conversation to clarify “I am paying attention”; submit a photo of your cat to the #cats channel to declare allegiance to your office’s cat people, for whatever reason. All the stuff of work, and of updating others on your work, and of taking short, performative breaks from work to look at a funny tweet and then get back to the grind.In 2017, Slack published a paid post on the New York Times website about how it was reinventing the office-worker experience, mostly by bending “time, space and knowledge for the better.” The company was valued at $23 billion when it went public last year. In March, it reported a record number of new sign-ups for paid versions of the software,…

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