The history of a recently closed Queens high school

Premiere DateSep 7, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 Molly will be in Iowa for a little bit during campaign season
10:27 Jelani Cobb’s extraordinary essay on the closure of a Queens high school
23:08 Desegregation efforts in the 50s and 60s
40:18 Listener mail
57:22 Credits, “Rip Down the Fences That Fence the Garden” by Frog Eyes
58:54 Finish

It’s back to school season! We finally get to Jelani Cobb’s beautiful New Yorker article on the history of a recently shuttered New York City high school. Also, lots of fun listener mail!

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John and Molly Knefel are journalists, writers, and co-hosts of the political podcast Radio Dispatch. John covers foreign policy, criminal justice, civil liberties, and harm reduction, with bylines at…