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In this episode of The Ballpark, we head to New York to learn more about the Empire State. We look at the ‘city that never sleeps’, and the rest of the state, which is one that many of us may actually know very little about. We explore how the City and the rest of the state interact, as well as how they differ on some key issues, and in one important area, education, that rift is a big one.

This episode includes contributions from David Little (Rural Schools Association of New York State and Rural Schools Program at Cornell University) and Marisa Lago (New York City Department of City Planning and City Planning Commission).

Listen to Episode 4.3 on Soundcloud


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The Ballpark podcast is produced by Elina Ganatra (LSE Phelan US Centre) with contributions from Chris Gilson (LSE Phelan US Centre). Title theme, ‘Take me out to the Ball game’ by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” used with permission.

Featured image credits: By Mwanner – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0By Terabass – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0. 

Note:  This podcast gives the views of the interviews and co-hosts, and is not the position of USAPP – American Politics and Policy, the LSE US Centre, nor the London School of Economics.

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