Conflicts and Complications

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

On today’s show, we’ll get an update on the catastrophic humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Underreported. Then, two-time Booker Prize-winning author Peter Carey discusses his latest novel. Plus, we’ll talk to a woman about her experiences as the mixed race child of a white woman in the 1950s. And we’ll take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most respected human rights organizations: Amnesty International.

Underreported: The Democratic Republic of Congo

On today’s Underreported, Nicolas de Torrenté, the Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders, joins us along with WITNESS partner Bukeni Beck Waruzi, who also founded the Congolese organization AJEDI-Ka, for an update on the catastrophic humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Peter Carey's Theft

Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey (Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang) tells about his latest novel, Theft. The book explores a love triangle that springs up between two brothers, one an ex-famous painter, and a mysterious woman who arrives on their doorstep.


Secret Daughter

In 1957, when June Cross was four years old, her white mother sent her to live with a black family. June's dark hair and skin made it impossible for her to pass for white, and strained her relationship with her mother. In Secret Daughter, Ms. Cross describes pretending to be ...


Keepers of the Flame

Stephen Hopgood shares his in-depth look at the history and day-to-day workings of Amnesty International: Keepers of the Flame.


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