Repair and Reconstruction

« previous episode | next episode »

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

On today’s show, we’ll talk to a young British diplomat who traveled to Iraq in 2003 and was named the deputy governor of two provinces there. Then, Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, and director Bent Hamer discuss their new film, “Factotum.” And Al and Larry Ubell, the “Gurus of How-To,” take your calls.

The Prince of the Marshes

30-year-old Rory Stewart was appointed deputy governor of two Iraqi provinces in 2003—even though he hardly spoke Arabic and had little experience with Iraqi politics. In The Prince of the Marshes, he explains how he got the job, and what he accomplished.

Available for purchase at



Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, and director Bent Hamer tell us about “Factotum”—their new film based on Charles Bukowski’s writings.


The Gurus of How-To

Al and Larry Ubell, the “Gurus of How-To,” answer your home repair questions.

Comments [1]

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.