It's been a year since Haiti's former president, Jean Bertrand-Aristide, was ousted from power. The political situation remains unstable, and this week’s Underreported
feature looks at the major social and economic problems Haiti has grappled with over the past 12 months. Next, documentary filmmakers Craig and Brent Renaud follow the lives of two couples on the streets of New York City as they struggle to feed their drug habits and stay together in "Dope Sick Love." Then, Rattawut Lapcharoensap joins us for a look at Sightseeing
, his new collection of short stories set mostly in modern-day Thailand. And, as part of Leonard's 20th Anniversary celebration
, we invite Al Franken back to the show. His live talk show for Air America Radio airs at the same time as The Leonard Lopate Show
. And while some might think it folly to interview the competition, Leonard has always been fond of Al Franken, and welcomes the chance to swap some radio stories.