Stories Without Borders

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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.