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Feet in Two Worlds

Immigrants in a Global City

Thursday, May 05, 2005

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For generations, immigrants who came to the US were forced to make a clean break with home. Today, many find themselves in constant contact with their home countries, and the key to survival is not just learning how to live in America, but learning to live in two places at once.

Hosted by author Frank McCourt, and set in New York’s immigrant communities, "Feet in Two Worlds" features personal stories from reporters from the city’s ethnic press, as well as from WNYC reporters.

Stories include a look at the emotional and financial ties that link Haitian immigrants to their desperately poor country; Ecuadorian immigrants using videoconferencing technology to connect with children they left behind; and South Asian gays who find sexual liberation in New York, but also embrace traditional Indian and Pakistani family values.

Credits
"Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City," hosted by Frank McCourt is part of Think Global, public radio's week of special coverage.
Producer: John Rudolph
Editor: Karen Frillmann.
Technical Director: Wayne Shulmister
Associate Producers: Jocelyn Gonzales and DJ Rekha
Engineers: Rob Christiansen, Curtis Fox, Ed Haber, Jennifer Munson and Rob Weisberg
Editorial Consultant: Andrew White
John Keefe is WNYC's News Director
Special thanks to Stacy Abramson
"Feet in Two Worlds" Logo: Jeff Wigman
Photos: Piotr Redlinski

The Center for New York City Affairs, Milano Graduate School at the New School University, is a partner in this project.

“Think Global” is supported by the Ford Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Additional funding for this program comes from the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation.
This program is a production of WNYC, New York Public Radio.

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» Feet in Two Worlds is part of Think Global: A Public Radio Collaboration

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