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Disasters, Weapons of Math Destruction, Love Letter to America

Disasters, Weapons of Math Destruction, Love Letter to America

Improving Government Response to Disaster
Guest: Holly Leicht, New York’s Empire State Development, former HUD official overseeing Hurricane Sandy recovery
It’s been a devastating month of natural disasters across Mexico, the Southern US and the Caribbean. Early this morning, Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. That storm is so intense it has left national hurricane forecasters scrambling for adjectives to describe it. Thousands of people from Florida to Texas are now in the early stages of what will be a long process navigating government bureaucracy as they attempt to rebuild their homes and lives.
Read her report here. 

Weapons of Math Destruction
Guest: Cathy O’Neil PhD, Data Scientist, Founder of the O’Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing company
Are you one of those “lucky” people who gets credit card offers every day? Well, the offer in your mailbox might be different from the offer in your neighbor’s because your credit score, your income, your outstanding debt