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Thursday, December 30, 2004

As part of our weekly Underreported series, we check in with Atossa Soltani, the Founder and Director of Amazon Watch, for an update on the struggles to balance environmental preservation and the development of natural resources in the Amazon. Then, we’ll talk to Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson and Deputy Chief Pius Langa, who have been instrumental in shaping South Africa’s Constitutional Court. The Court was created after the country’s first democratic elections 10 years ago, and has since earned international respect for its profound commitment to protecting human rights, and for its role in supporting South Africa’s transition into a democratic society. Next, Jacob Slichter relates the lessons he learned from making it as a drummer for the rock band Semisonic, in So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star. And former gang member and ex-con Richard Marinick revisits the dark underworld of South Boston in his first work of fiction, the crime novel Boyos.

Underreported: Rainforest Vitals

Atossa Soltani, the Founder and Director of Amazon Watch, updates us on environmental preservation efforts and natural resources development in the Amazon.

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» More on the Underreported series

Music: Soundtrack to The Guys, music by ...

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Justice for All

Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson and Deputy Chief Pius Langa look at the history of South Africa’s Constitutional Court since its founding in 1994.

» More on the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Music: Pieces of Africa, The Kronos Quartet: "White Man Sleeps" / ...

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I Know Who I Want to Take Me Home

Jacob Slichter, the drummer for the rock band Semisonic, offers some advice for aspiring rockers in So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star.

» Semisonic website

Music: Music: "Closing Time" and "Over My Head" by Semisonic

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Crime Scenes

Richard Marinick brings his experiences as a former gang member in South Boston to his first work of fiction, the crime novel Boyos.

» Read an excerpt of Boyos in the Reading Room

Music: Music: Soundtrack to Blood & Wine, music by Michal ...

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