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The Park in the Dark

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Who, and what, is in Central Park after dark? Hear about the bats, owls, and people who come out at night in the park. Also: We look at a new film about a New Orleans couple's attempt to start a new life after Hurricane Katrina. Plus, the gurus of how-to answer your home repair questions! And to start us off: how young Arab and Muslim Americans are dealing with the post-9/11 climate in the U.S.

Young and Arab in America

The lives of many Arab and Muslim Americans have gotten more complicated since 9/11, thanks to government surveillances, workplace discrimination, and cultural misunderstandings. Moustafa Bayoumi has written a new book, How Does it Feel to Be a Problem?, profiling 7 young Arab American living in Brooklyn – including Egyptian-American ...

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After the Flood in New Orleans

Aspiring rap artist Kimberly Roberts and her husband Scott Roberts were trapped by floodwaters in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now, with community support, they’re trying to start a new life in the face of government indifference. They’re the subjects of a new film, "Trouble the Water," co-directed ...

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Central Park in the Dark

New York City never sleeps, and neither does Central Park. Find out who’s in Central Park in the dark – from bats and owls, to dogwalkers, policemen, and lovers. Marie Winn's new book is Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife.

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The Gurus of How-To

Leaky toilet? Squirrel infestation? Mold? The gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell, answer your home repair questions. Call us at 212-433-WNYC (212-433-9692), or leave a comment below.

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