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Journalist Steve Lopez on the "Badlands" of Philadelphia

Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer Steve Lopez. He's just written his first novel, "Third and Indiana" about the hard life of North Philly. The origin of the story was a two-paragraph item Lopez read in the paper about a 14-year-old boy shot and killed on a drug corner. He was disturbed by the casualness and brevity of the report. Terry talks with Lopez about his new book, and about his popular columns.


Other segments from the episode on September 15, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 15, 1994: Interview with Steve Lopez; Interview with Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; Review of the album "Brain, Kell, Goossens Play Schumann & Beethoven."


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