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Nassar ElGabry in his taxi.

800 Jobs {format} {format} 4:15 Crossing the BLVD

For Labor Day: Nassar ElGabry describes some of the many jobs hes had since coming to the States. (Music: Scott Johnson.) [transcript]

Broadcast: Sep 6 2004 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Crossing the BLVD Subjects: Labor


Crossing the BLVD logo

Tije is Not Dead {format} {format} 2:42 Crossing the BLVD

Haitian-American activist Ray Laforest reads a poem about his brother Tije, who died mysteriously in Haiti in the late 1990s. Judith Sloan, Scott Johnson and Warren Lehrer produced the piece. From the Crossing the BLVD series (book/CD); interviews from mostly immigrants and refugees who now live in Queens NY. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 1 2004 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Crossing the BLVD Subjects: Politics, International, Family


Bovic Antosi

Cargo Flight to Somewhere {format} {format} 5:28 Crossing the BLVD

After losing his wife and daughter, and his livelihood, Bovic Antosi escapes the Democrativc republic of Congo as cargo, only to end up in a detention center adjacent to JFK airport for two years. From the Crossing the BLVD series (book/CD); interviews from mostly immigrants and refugees who now live in Queens NY. Song by Kinglsey Ogunde from Nigeria. [transcript]

Broadcast: Mar 15 2004 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Crossing the BLVD Subjects: International, Travel, Public Affairs, Justice


Detail of book cover

They Lied {format} {format} 2:59 Crossing the BLVD

The story of Joanna Pittner, a Polish vacationer who got more than she expected on a trip to the United States. From the Crossing the BLVD series (book/CD); interviews from mostly immigrants and refugees who now live in Queens NY. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jan 27 2004 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Crossing the BLVD Subjects: Family, International





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