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Amazon Pulls Out When NYC Organizers Say #NOHQ2

As we go to air, it looks as if the mega-retailer Amazon has pulled out of plan to build its New York City headquarters. In a conversation recorded before that news broke, we looked at the resistance the plan provoked and why, and considered how development might be possible without displacement. In this week's show, residents of Long Island City talk about their problems with Amazon and we take a tour of the place with a Long Island preacher’s son.

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Jutta Treviranus pushes back against cultures, policies, and technologies designed only for those deemed "normal." As founder and director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto, Treviranus works to challenge and improve the way we build software, make large scale decisions, and govern. If only the majority matters, she says, innovation is stifled and there will always be people left marginalized.

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