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America’s Mass Incarceration Problem by the Numbers

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For a democratic nation that's not even close to having the world’s highest population, there are a lot of people in jail. Non-violent drug offenders and people of color are disproportionally over-represented, and women are committing more crimes than ever before. Yet, thanks to the hard work of policymakers and organizations and individuals pressing for change, the dramatic decline in incarcerated youth is encouraging.

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‘Hello Grappa’ Tasting. Learning the Ins and Outs of Sophisitcated Italian Deliciousness

Mazzetti d'Altavilla Grappa di Moscato (Piemonte) 40%, Hello Grappa tasting, The Michelangelo

How well do you know Grappa? Probably not well at all unless you have an Italian heritage or you enjoy drinking fine Brandy. Grappa is a spirit with its foundations in wine. On 11 October at The Michelangelo in New York City, Scott Rosenbaum, Grappa expert, opened the doors into …

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Interview: Paul Geiger, Author of ‘Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work’

A Q&A with Paul Geiger — actor, speech coach, and author of the new book, 'Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work.'

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Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Grandmother Tongue’ by Thomas Lim, from Wild Rice

The story of W!ld Rice’s Grandmother Tongue traces the relationship between Ah Mah (Jalyn Han) and her grandson Boon (Tan Shou Chen). Boon speaks mostly English and his grandmother converses only in Teochew (a Chinese dialect), hence they sometimes find it hard to communicate, and for the grandma – she …

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