Running from the Bronx
In a high-stakes race in high school, Jim O'Grady draws from his mother's Bronx background for inspiration.
“Why am I a pussy? Is it nature? Is it nurture? I need to know.”
NY Public Radio reporter
Jim O'Grady is a reporter for WNYC Radio and a Moth GrandSLAM champ. He has worked as a reporter for The New York Times, a professor of journalism at NYU and research director at The Center for an Urban Future. That's a policy think tank for whom he co-wrote this science-y report: http://bit.ly/7vx5Ei. He is the author of two biographies, Dorothy Day: With Love for the Poor and Disarmed & Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan. Ask him how his high school science teacher, who was a nut job, pronounced "mitochondria."