President Biden has proposed spending billions to help reconnect Black and low-income neighborhoods, who’ve been decimated by the construction of the federal highway system. And nearly 30 cities nationwide are currently discussing some form of highway removal and restoration; we learn more about how racism has shaped interstate highways.
Boys and girls are also leaving Scouting in record numbers, with Scout organizations reportedly losing nearly 2 million members nationwide during the pandemic. But there were issues before COVID-19 began. Plus, a conversation with the author of a new biography on former Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, one of the most influential figures in the American political and social landscape.
- Journalist, contributing editor to the California Planning and Development Report, and author of “The Urban Mystique: Notes on California, Los Angeles, and Beyond,” Josh Stephens, and Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut, Norman Garrick, explain the racist history of the federal highway system and how racism has shaped interstate highways
- The New York Times Editor and Reporter Clay Risen and Professor in the Department of Family Science and Human Development at Montclair State University Jennifer Brown Urban discuss the future of Scouting in the U.S. and declining membership among Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
- Executive editor at POLITICO Peter Canellos on his new biography “The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero”