This morning we welcome the folks from Mass Humanities to discuss – Frankenstein! Linda McInerney joins us. As Artistic Director of Old Deerfield Productions, Linda has been creating, producing, and directing performing arts for 30 years. In 2013, she commissioned a new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (adaptation by Lindel Hart) that will be performed at the Springfield Museums, thanks to Mass Humanities, on Sept. 26 and 27.
What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to “Remember El-Sayyid Nosair.”
For Zak Ebrahim, a childhood amongst terrorism was all he knew. After his father’s incarceration, his family moved often, and as the perpetual new kid in class, he faced constant teasing and exclusion. Yet, though his radicalized father and uncles modeled fanatical beliefs, to Ebrahim something never felt right. His story is told in The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice.
(Airs 9/19/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: election season is underway with the release of negative ads, our Karen Dewitt will take a look at one ad that backfired, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a judge ruling the word independent be removed from a ballot question on redistricting, and the EPA says no to most of a Cuomo Administration request for a loan for the Tappan Zee Bridge.
There were two reports of attempted child abduction in our region yesterday. In Colonie, New York police are investigating an apparent child luring early Thursday morning. Lt. Robert Winn of the Colonie police said when an older man approached a 9-year-old child and yelled “Get in my car!” The 9-year-old instead ran away. The student at Forts Ferry Elementary described the driver of the gray four-door car as an older man with a British accent.
Meanwhile, a man tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy while he was walking home from school yesterday afternoon on Norfolk Road in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. According to a release from the Berkshire District Attorney’s office, the boy says he was approached by a man in a gray, four-door car with blue and white New York State license plates. It is unknown if the two reports are related.