Courting Change

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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.