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Thursday, February 03, 2005

In this week’s Underreported feature, Nicolas de Torrente, executive director of Doctors Without Borders, discusses his organization’s report on the top ten underreported humanitarian stories of 2004. Then, David Harrington, artistic director and violinist with the Kronos Quartet, joins us to discuss the group’s new recording, Mugam Sayagi. The album explores the music of Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh. We’ll talk to Tom Bissell about his collection of six short stories set in the troubled physical and emotional landscapes of Central Asia: God Lives in St. Petersburg. And journalist and civil rights activist Gilbert Jonas examines the struggles and accomplishments of the NAACP during its first 60 years.

Underreported: Beyond the Headlines

Nicolas de Torrente, executive director of Doctors Without Borders, discusses his organization’s report on the year's top ten underreported humanitarian stories. These top ten stories received one minute of news coverage from the nightly newscasts of the three major US tv networks.

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Sounds from Azerbaijan

David Harrington, artistic director and violinist with the Kronos Quartet, discusses a new release of the music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Mugam Sayagi.

Events: The Kronos Quartet will be performing on:
Saturday, February 5th at 7:30pm
The premiere of Meredith Monk’s first piece for string quartet

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Unsettling Settings

Tom Bissell disucusses his collection of short stories, God Lives in St. Petersburg.

» Read an excerpt of God Lives in St. Petersburg in the Reading Room

Events: Tom Bissell will be appearing on:
Thursday, February 3rd at 7:30pm
Barnes and Noble, ...

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Freedom's Sword

Gilbert Jonas looks at the NAACP's formative years battling racism in Freedom’s Sword: The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism in America, 1909-1969.

Music: The Gospel Soul of Marion Williams: "I've Come So Far"

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