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Nicholad Dawidoff Discusses Panhandling on the New York Subways.

Journalist Nicholas Dawidoff recently wrote a New York Times Magazine piece (24 Apr 94) about it, "The Business of Begging: To Give or Not to Give." Dawidoff went into New York's subways where panhandlers had gotten increasingly aggressive. In January the New York Transit officials announced a crackdown and began arresting the most persistent of the lot.


Other segments from the episode on June 14, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 14, 1994: Interview with Nicholas Dawidoff; Interview with Brendan McGarry; Interview with Mary Scullion.


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