One Year Later

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

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.

An Update on Haiti

On our latest edition of Underreported, Jocelyn McCalla, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Haitian Rights, joins us for an update on the political situation in Haiti one year after President Jean Bertrand-Aristide was ousted.

» More on the National Coalition for Haitian Rights ...


Addicted to Love

Craig and Brent Renaud tell us about their latest documentary, "Dope Sick Love."

Music: Soundtrack to Crash, music by Howard Shore: "Crash"


A Literary Landscape

Rattawut Lapcharoensap describes his collection of short stories set in contemporary Thailand: Sightseeing.

» Read an excerpt of Sightseeing in the Reading Room

Rattawut Lapcharoensap will be reading on:
Thursday, March 10th at 7pm
The Asian American Writers Workshop ...


The Al Franken Factor

Each day this week, Leonard is interviewing one of his favorite guests in celebration of his 20th Anniversary at WNYC. Al Franken joins us for a talk about Air America Radio, and he tells us how his life has changed since he was last on the show.



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