Ties to the Land

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

On today's Underreported feature, we look at some of the challenges facing the Hopi tribe in Arizona. An energy company is draining the aquifer beneath their reservation--drying up the springs the Hopi depend on, and threatening their way of life. Then, Margaret Atwood tells us about a new compilation of her non-fiction works: Writing with Intent. And we’ll talk to Loung Ung about her experiences growing up in America as a Cambodian refugee, while her sister was left behind.

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Water Rights

The Hopi tribe in Arizona sits on top of an aquifer, with water so pure that it needs no treatment. The Hopi way of life depends on that water, but an energy company is currently draining the aquifer. On today’s Underreported feature, Vernon Masayesva, head of the Black Mesa Trust ...


Writing with Intent

Margaret Atwood traces the development of her writing voice with a new collection of her non-fiction pieces: Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose--1983-2005.

Margaret Atwood reading and book signing
Thursday, April 21 at 7PM
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center
1972 Broadway at ...


Lucky Child

In her best-selling book First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung told the story of how she survived life under the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In Lucky Child, she continues the story—describing the guilt she felt as a refugee in America while her sister was left behind.

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Poetry Break--Phillip Schultz

For the next two weeks, we'll air a brief poetry segment each day. Today, Phillip Schultz reads two untitled poems.

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Philip Shultz

Philip Schultz

Philip Schultz reads two selections from his recent book-length poem, Living in the Past.He's the founder and director of The Writers Studio, and a former director of NYU's Graduate Creative Writing program. His work has been published widely, including in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation, and The New Republic.


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