Nina Porzucki


When I was a kid my favorite record was a collection of sounds of the city: sirens, cooing pigeons, jack hammers, bicycle bells, dogs barking, horns honking, etc. I would play this record, much to the sheer agony of my parents, ad nauseum, making up a story for each sound. I like to think that was the first hint of a career in public radio. I joined The World's newsroom in 2013 after working as an independent producer/reporter. Prior to that I had a penchant for joining corps; first the Peace Corps in Romania and then traveling around the U.S. in an Airstream trailer as a facilitator for StoryCorps. When I'm not enlisting in yet another corps, you may find me baking pie, eating pie, and pretty much thinking about pie.

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In an example of art imitating life, a former Hasidic Jew is the star of the upcoming film, 'Felix & Meira'

Actor Luzer Twersky is starring in a new French Canadian film "Feliz & Meira," about a Hasidic woman who leaves the fold. Luzer plays her Hasidic husband. He has some experience with this scenario. Luzer himself grew up in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. At 23, he left his two kids and wife for a secular life. He was shunned by his community. He had to learn everything from scratch, including English. Luzer helped translate this new film into Yiddish.