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Sandusky Appears on TV, Occupy Wall Street Cleared by NYPD, Meeting an Immigrant Entrepreneur, Teaching Photography in Saudi Arabia: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky talked on TV last night, on NBC’s new primetime show. Is that kind of exposure to questioning helping or hurting him? Some new angles are emerging, too. We’ll get an update.

1:12pm: Police moved into the Occupy Wall Street encampment at New York City’s Zuccotti Park and arrested 70 protesters as the park was cleared for a thorough cleaning today. Protesters will return after. We’re seeing similar events around the country. We wanted to talk about the future of Occupy, so we’ll chat with Jeff Sharlet, who profiles members of the Occupy Movement in Rolling Stone.

1:35pm: We’ll meet another immigrant entrepreneur and hear how he’s tried to build a business and a new life in Louisville.

1:50pm: And how do you teach photography in a country where portraiture is forbidden? Janice Levy has just returned from a year of teaching photography at the Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University for women in Riyadh.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Eddie Maamry

Morocco native Abdel Jalil “Eddie” Maamry was working on a cruise ship when he met JoAnne, the woman who would become his wife. She was from Pennsylvania and lived in Louisville, and after two years of a long-distance relationship, he joined her here in what he calls “a big small city.”

In May of 2007 he opened Road to Morocco, a restaurant and bar on the first floor of the Henry Clay building, downtown. He served Mediterranean food and sold imported goods like carpets, glassware, jewelry and home decorations from Morocco.

Eddie says location, along with the economic downturn that affected most businesses, is responsible for the failure of Road to Morocco, and wonders if his business would have seen more success had it been in the Highlands or a neighborhood that might be more interested in ethnic foods.

WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey sat down with Eddie at Sullivan University, where he is now a full-time professor, teaching Hotel-Restaurant Management & Beverage Management.

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