War, Women, and Children

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Thursday, March 03, 2005

In today’s Underreported segment, we look at the recruitment of child soldiers in Nepal. Many children are being abducted and forced to fight in the war. We'll find out why children are being pressed into service, and explore what effect this could have on an entire generation of young Nepalis. Next, playwright Donald Margulies discusses his new play, Brooklyn Boy--a look at the everyday trials of a middle-aged Jewish man. Then, Ed Hotaling revisits the world of horse racing at the turn of the century, when black jockeys dominated the sport. In his latest book, Wink, he focuses on the successes and struggles of one especially talented jockey: Jimmy Winkfield. Finally, Patrick Radden Keefe uncovers the secretive world of global intelligence-gathering technology systems.

Generational Conflict

As conflict in Nepal continues, we'll look at how it’s affecting women and children there. Many children are being abducted and forced to fight in the war. Today on our Underreported feature, we find out how the conflict may be damaging an entire generation of Nepalis.

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Brooklyn Boy

Dramatist Donald Margulies tells us about his new play, Brooklyn Boy.

» More on Brooklyn Boy

Music: Music from the Motion Picture Avalon, "Jules and Michael" by Randy Newman


Jockeying for Power

Ed Hotaling talks about the incredible life of the celebrated black jockey Jimmy Winkfield at the turn of the century: Wink.

Music: A Ragtime Concert, "Ragtime Nightingale" by Joseph F. Lamb


Global Eavesdropping

Patrick Radden Keefe discusses the government’s intelligence-gathering technology in Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping.

» Read an excerpt of Chatter in the Reading Room


Patrick Radden Keefe will be speaking and signing books ...


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