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Monday, April 20, 2009

On today’s show: With Earth Day coming up, we take your calls and gardening questions with horticulturist Gerard Lordahl. Then, John Douglas Thompson and Ned Eisenberg—two of the stars of a new acclaimed production of Othello stop by. Also humorist Joe Queenan gets serious: talking about his upbringing in a Philadelphia housing project. And, Trisha Meili, the "central park jogger" reflects on the story of her brutal attack and rape- two decades later

Spring Gardening

With the weather warming up, it’s time to start getting ready for the growing season. Gerald Lordahl is a horticulturalist and Director of the Open Space Greening Program at the Council on the Environment of New York City. He’ll take your gardening questions. You can e-mail ...

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Othello

John Douglas Thompson and Ned Eisenberg are two of the stars of the critically acclaimed Theater for a New Audience’s production of "Othello." It runs through April 24 at The Duke theater at 299 West 42nd Street. Ticket info here

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Life in a Philadelphia Housing Project

Humorist Joe Queenan gets serious in his memoir Closing Time, it's about his upbringing with an alcoholic father in a Philadelphia housing project in the 1960’s.

Event: Joe Queenan is speaking and signing books
Monday, April 20, at 7 pm
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
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The Central Park Jogger: 20 Years Later

Trisha Meili was brutally attacked and raped while she was jogging through Central Park two decades ago. She joins us to talk about her recovery and what she’s learned as a rape and brain injury survivor.

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