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Original tape date: September 11, 2017.
First aired: September 15, 2017.
On this edition of Independent Sources, we learn about Abacus Federal Savings Bank, the only financial institution to be indicted in relation to the 2008 financial crisis. Host Garry Pierre-Pierre speaks to the director of a film that explores the bank’s close ties to Manhattan’s Chinatown and why fighting the indictment was a matter of family honor. Then, we find out about an initiative created to help homeless victims of domestic abuse find affordable housing. Finally, we visit a Harlem barbershop that’s part of an emerging program that’s trying to get more black boys to read.
Jennifer DeCarli Assistant Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence
Alvin Irby Founder, Barbershop Books
Steve James Director, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” (2016)
Yuly Rodriguez Director, Project HOME/HousingLink, New Destiny Housing