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Friday, March 07, 2008

In February 2003, an Egyptian man named Abu Omar was kidnapped off the street in Milan, Italy, starting a four-year ordeal that landed him in various secret prisons throughout Europe. Peter Bergen wrote about Omar and the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program in this month’s Mother Jones. Plus, a new film looks at life on the street in Queens’ “Iron Triangle” neighborhood. And, some Irish are sick of “Danny Boy” – we follow up with your thoughts on what other songs make you cringe.

Guests:

Peter Bergen

Sean Bell Update

WNYC's Arun Venugopal updates the Sean Bell trail.

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Who dunnit?

Al Baker, New York Times Police Headquarters Bureau Chief, and Larry McShane of the NY Daily News give us an update on the investigation surrounding the explosion at the Times Square military recruiting office early Thursday morning.

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Growing Up In the Shadow of Shea Stadium

Ramin Bahrani, director and co-writer of the new film "Chop Shop," talks about his neo-realist look at life in the Iron Triangle of Willet's Point, Queens through the eyes of his 12-year-old protagonist.

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Extraordinary Rendition

An Italian prosecutor has indicted 26 American officials around the four-year detention of a suspected terrorist. Peter Bergen, senior fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Bin Laden, has written about the case and the shadowy world of ...

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Out of Work

New figures reflect a sharp drop in employment numbers. We take calls and comments from the recently unemployed. What's your story?

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National Anathemas

Yesterday, we wondered what Irish people really thought of "Danny Boy." Today, we follow up by asking: What's your cultural equivalent to "Danny Boy"? Should it be banned or does it make you proud?
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Ramin Bahrani, director and co-writer of the new film "Chop Shop," talked about his neo-realist look at life in the Iron Triangle of ...

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