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October 11, 2019

We Come From Small Places

The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.

Richard Louissaint

Prologue

Prologue

Guest host Neil Drumming wonders what it would be like to know exactly where he’s from. (4 minutes)

Act One

Writer and poet Imani Brown takes us through her experience at the parade that takes place in the early hours before the parade. (11 minutes)

Act Three

Our regular host Ira Glass talks to some Hasidic Jews who also live in the neighborhood to get a different take on the parade.  (10 minutes)