History Of Gentrification; Remembering Teen Transit Advocate Alejandra Agredo42:19


Gentrification has touched almost every major city in the U.S., often arriving hand-in-hand with the displacement of longtime residents. We speak with WNYC's Matthew Schuerman, author of "Newcomers: Gentrification And Its Discontents" about the history of gentrification and the role that race plays. Also, in Miami, public transit activists are remembering a leading young voice to their cause who tragically ended her own life last week after stepping in front of a train. Founder of the nonprofit Miami Riders Alliance, Alejandra Agredo was only 17. We speak with the group's co-founder and acting president Kevin Amézaga about her legacy. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's December 5, 2019, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on December 6, 2019.

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