Upheaval and Unrest

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On today’s show we’ll examine the social and political collapse of Congo and its 15 years of unending war and violence. Then, we'll take a look at how making mistakes in life and being wrong can sometimes be a good thing. Plus, short story author Karen Russell talks about her debut novel Swamplandia! New York Times Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid shares what happened when he and three colleagues were captured and held by the Libyan government for six days.

The Leonard Lopate Show is live in the Greene Space April 13 at 7 pm! Find out more and get tickets here!