Our guests are journalists Neal Karlen and Paul Tough.
Neal Karlen is a long-time contributor to The New York Times and the author of several books, the most recent being The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews.
Paul Tough is an editor at The New York Times Magazine and the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America. He talks with Matthew Rucker about the creation of the Harlem Children’s Zone, an area in central Harlem where Geoffrey Canada has implemented a revolutionary approach to public education.
This cold, second Thursday of December finds us smack in the middle of the High Holidays at the Rockhouse. We celebrate the birthdays of Jerry Butler and Frank Sinatra, and remember the tragic passing of Otis Redding on this date in 1967. During the second half of the show, we welcome Hot Pants in to the studio for a serious workout of great 45 grooves.