May 5, 2013
Hosted by Alex Kane and Lizzy Ratner, today's Beyond the Pale is an eclectic mix of history, geography, and genres. We begin by talking to scholar and writer Moustafa Bayoumi about the tragic Boston bombings and the anti-Muslim reaction that has erupted in some quarters. From there we turn to theater -- Yiddish theater -- and the magical-allegorical world created by the National Yiddish Theater - Folksbiene's production of "The Megile of Itzik Manger." And we end with a conversation about the struggles of New York's retail workers and the efforts by one group, the Retail Action Project, to bring basic labor standards to one of the city's fastest-growing, and least remunerated, professions.