Escape Route

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Join guest host Elliott Forrest on today’s show: He’ll speak with musicians Laurie Anderson, Dar Williams, and Joan Osborne about how they wrestled with whether to leave New York City after 9/11. Also, a look at upstate farms struggling in the wake of Hurricane Irene.Then, Julie Salamon on Wendy and the Lost Boys, her revealing biography of the very private Wendy Wasserstein. Plus, Albert Brooks and director Nick Refn on their new movie "Drive"!

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Elliott Forrest

Did You Stay or Did You Go?

New Yorkers had a range of reactions to 9/11; some decided to leave the city in the weeks and months after the attacks, others felt the need to stay. We’ll speak with musicians Laurie Anderson, Joan Osborne, and Dar Williams about how they felt about 9/11 and their decisions to either keep living here or to move away.

We’ll also take calls from listeners, share your story below!

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Flooding & Upstate Farmers

Farmers upstate have been devastated by Hurricane Irene – and at a crucial harvest time. We’ll speak with Jacquie Berger, executive director of Just Food as well as Cheryl Rogowski, whose farm has suffered great losses.

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Wendy Wasserstein and the Lost Boys

Wendy Wasserstein was the first female playwright to win a Tony Award. In her book Wendy and the Lost Boys, Julie Salamon explores the life of Wasserstein's most expertly crafted character: herself.


Albert Brooks & Nick Refn on "Drive"

Albert Brooks and director Nick Refn discuss their neo-noir film "Drive," a wry vision of life in Los Angeles and the people who live there. Albert Brooks plays a gangster out to get a hired stunt driver who's at the wheel of the getaway car when a heist goes wrong.

"Drive" opens Friday, September 16 at select theaters all around the city.

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