Nov 19, 2010
It’s amazing just how much drama can take place in the mini-universe of a neighborhood. This week we bring you stories of neighbors watching out for each other, for better and worse, including a story from CBC's WireTap.
In one story, a mother goes to her neighbors with an incredible request—to help care for her son after she dies—and is shocked by their response. Also: One woman’s valiant effort to fight the ultimate neighborhood plague—dog poop.
- In the midst of a real estate dispute, Jim O'Grady becomes the target of an unusual neighborhood watch group. He told this story onstage at the Moth. For more Moth stories listen to The Moth Radio Hour from PRX, which airs on public radio stations across the country, or check out The Moth's free weekly podcast. Jim O'Grady is a reporter for WNYC Radio and co-author of the biography Disarmed & Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan. (7 minutes)Song: "I Am the Neighbor", Jason Falkner