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The Legacy of Herb Sturz: Solving Society’s Toughest Problems

A Kind of Genius—Herb Sturz and Society’s Toughest Problems (March 19, 2009)

In A Kind of Genius: Herb Sturz and Society’s Toughest Problems (PublicAffairs), Sam Roberts offers a window onto Herb Sturz’s extraordinary life’s work.

Sturz began his long career in social entrepreneurship by reforming the bail system and founding the Vera Institute of Justice. He served as New York City’s deputy mayor for criminal justice under Ed Koch and then as chairman of the City Planning Commision. He moved on to establish affordable inner-city housing and programs for at-risk individuals. But Sturz has, to date, largely eschewed the public’s eye.

Roberts and Sturz took part in a recent discussion of the latter’s work. Listen above.

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