August 22, 1998

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An index of this week's stories:

IRELAND -- Last weekend a car bomb exploded in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh, killing 28 and injuring over 100 others. We'll hear an excerpt from a report by NPR's Michael Goldfarb on how the residents of the town are dealing with their grief. (2:50)

BOMBINGS / RADDATZ -- Just over a week before the blasts in Omagh, Americans were themselves the target of terrorist bombs in the African nations of Kenya and Tanzania. Last Thursday, President Clinton responded with cruise missile attacks against targets in Sudan and Afghanistan. Guest host Susan Stamberg talks with NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Martha Raddatz about how the breaking news was handled live on the air at NPR. (5:00)

NYC WATER TUNNEL -- NPR's Margot Adler reports on the opening of the first section of New York City's Water Tunnel Number Three, the largest public works project in America's history. It joins the city's massive, mystical system of tunnels, aqueducts and reservoir that bring water to the city from more than a hundred miles away. (5:30)

SWING STREET I -- West 52nd Street in Manhattan between Sixth and Fifth Avenue was home to many famous jazz clubs in the 30s, 40s and 50s. 50 years ago, photographer William Gottlieb took a color photograph that captured the marquees of many of the clubs and the spirit of the time. NPR's Noah Adams talks to Gottlieb, jazz historian Phil Schaap, pianist Marian McPartland and bassist Ray Brown about playing and listening to music on the street. You can see William Gottlieb's photograph on the NPR Web site at or at Jazz Photos.

KAMINER'S NEW YORK -- Commentator Wendy Kaminer finds it hard to take Mayor Rudolph Giulianni seriously, when he talks about cleaning up the sex industry in New York City. (3:15)

DOROTHY WEST -- Dorothy West, last survivor of the Harlem Renaissance, died last weekend at the age of 91. Host Susan Stamberg visited West at her Martha's Vineyard home in 1995, shortly after the publication of her last novel, The Wedding. We'll hear her report from the NPR Archives. (13:45)

SUMMER HAVENS -- Commentator Naazish Yar Khan grew up in very hot climates in India and the Middle East, where her mother and grandparents had many strategies for keeping cool. Now that she has her own house, she does the same things but can't recapture a certain quality. (4:00)

SWING STREET II -- The conclusion of Noah Adam's report on the bye gone days of Manhattan's 52nd Street. (8:45)

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