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Thursday, December 23, 2004

In this week's Underreported series, we examine the ecological fallout of Australia's ubiquitous pest, the canetoad. These transplanted creatures have been taking over the Eastern countryside for nearly six decades, and now they are closing in on Northern Australia. Next, Zachary Carter, formerly the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, discusses the legal issues pertaining to reporters protecting their sources. Then, jazz pianist and singer Barbara Carroll pays tribute to her friend and colleague, Harold Arlen. And Wallace Shawn and Deborah Eisenberg, a contributor, discuss Shawn's one-issue-only political magazine, Final Edition.

Raising Cane

David Bowman, Director for the ARC Key Centre for Tropical Wildlife Management in Darwin, Australia and Keith Saalfeld, Wildlife Management Officer with Parks and Wildlife in Australia, discuss the ecological fallout of Australia's ubiquitous pest, the canetoad, on our Underreported feature.

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Off the Wal

A look at sexual discrimination at Wal-Mart. Journalist Liza Featherstone explains a huge class-action lawsuit brought against the retail giant by unhappy women workers.

Music: The Gods Must Be Crazy Tracks #1/13/10

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One for My Baby

Jazz pianist and singer Barbara Carroll pays tribute to Harold Arlen.

Events: Barbara Carroll plays on Sunday December 26th
Algonquin Hotel Oak Room
59 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue
a brunch show at 2 pm, and a dinner show at 8 pm ...

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Final Edition

Wallace Shawn discusses the relationship between art and democracy as portrayed in his political magazine: Final Edition. He is joined by Deborah Eisenberg, a contributor (and his longtime companion).

Music: The Hours #6

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