Knowing Your Neighbors: Boston Bombers Lived 200 Yards Away

Thursday, April 25, 2013

After the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week, residents in the city have come together in a sign of resilience. On The Takeaway this week, we're talking about the importance of residents getting to know their neighbors, especially during times of crisis or tragedy. 

For Hassan Malik, little did he know that the Boston bombers lived just 200 yards from his home. Malik, a PhD candidate in international history at Harvard University, never met either of the Tsarnaev brothers, but he walked by their house every day.

Malik recently wrote a piece for The Daily Beast recounting his experience in Boston during the bombing and the subsequent city-wide lockdown, and reflects on his own identity as a young man of Pakistani origin. 

Guests:

Hassan Malik

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Jillian Weinberger

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