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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hear how the current mortgage crisis began, and whether we can prevent an economic mess like the one we're experiencing now from ever happening again. Also: a look at the rise and fall of America's first prison for drug addicts. Louise Erdrich on the art of writing short stories. Plus, Al and Larry Ubell answer your home repair questions!


Louise Erdrich

The Foreclosure of America

Hear an insider's story of how the current mortgage crisis got started. Also: can we prevent an economic mess like the one we're experiencing now from ever happening again? Adam Michaelson is author of The Foreclosure of America.

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The Narcotic Farm

From 1935 until 1975, most junkies went to the Narcotic Farm, a prison/farm/research center for drug addiction. Nancy Campbell and J.P. Olsen, co-authors of The Narcotic Farm, talk about the prison’s rise and why it was ultimately shut down.

The accompanying documentary "The Narcotic Farm"
will ...

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Louise Erdrich on the Art of Writing Short Stories

Louise Erdrich talks about the art of writing short stories. Her new collection of her short stories from 1978 to 2008 is called The Red Convertible.

Louise Erdrich will be speaking
Wed. Jan. 14 at 7:30
at The Thalia Theater
Symphony Space, 2537 ...


The Gurus of How-To

The gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell, answer your home-repair questions. Leave a comment or call us at 212-433-WNYC.

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