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Latest newsTHE NEW URBAN CRISIS author Richard Florida interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition
“Richard Florida promotes what he calls the creative class. He has said for years that cities prosper when they attract upscale innovators and entrepreneurs. Make your city a place where the creative class wants to live, and they, in turn, will create jobs. Many cities followed that advice. And now Florida faces the downside. The creative class, he says, is creating cities that are massively unequal.”
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“Later this month, HBO will air a movie starring Oprah Winfrey about the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951 but whose cells live on today in laboratories around the world. The film, based on Rebecca Skloot’s best-selling book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” explores the Lacks family’s struggle to get recognition for the crucial contribution that the Maryland woman inadvertently made to science.”