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Thursday, March 05, 2009

On today’s show: Kenneth Lonergan and David Rabe compare the challenges of writing for theater and films. We’ll also talk about how you can grow your own rooftop vegetables by starting an urban garden. Then, Zoe Heller on her latest novel. We’ll take a look at an initiative to plant a million trees in New York City and we’ll learn about green-collar job initiatives in the Bronx. Plus, we look at the closure of a South African refugee camp on our latest Underreported segment.

Today is also Leonard's 24th year at WNYC! Happy Anniversary Leonard!

Playwriting vs. Screenwriting

Writing for stage and film presents some unique challenges. Two men who’ve done both, David Rabe and Kenneth Lonergan, join us to talk about their experience writing for the different mediums and adapting their work from one format to another. Lonergan’s screen writing credits include: "You Can Count on Me" and ...

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Urban Gardening

Gardening in New York City is easier than one might think. A well planned and maintained rooftop garden can be a source of beauty, relaxation and fresh vegetables. Learn the ins and outs of urban gardening and how you can get started using any space you have with blogger Kerry ...

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The Believers

Zoe Heller returns to talk about her latest novel, The Believers. The book is a comic, tragic and supremely entertaining novel about one family's struggles with the consolations of faith and the trials of doubt.

Event: Zoe Heller will be reading and signing books
Thursday, March 5, 7:30 ...

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Million Trees NYC

Trees curb carbon emissions and water pollution, cool our streets, have been shown to reduce crime and asthma, raise property values, and improve the overall health of city residents. Yet over the past 25 years, American cities have lost up to 30% of their tree canopy to development. The City ...

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Sustainable South Bronx

President Obama's economic stimulus package has billions of dollars to promote green collar jobs. But, the group Sustainable South Bronx has been providing green collar job training for low income New York City residents for over five years. We’ll speak to the group’s Executive Director ...

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Underreported: South African Refugee Camp Closure

Musina, South Africa is just across the border from Zimbabwe and home to a refugee camp there. Earlier this week, the South African government decided to close the camp which provides medical care, housing and food to its thousands of residents. We'll talk to Rachel Cohen, head of mission in ...

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