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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Three detainees were recently found dead at Guantanamo—bringing a new urgency to calls for reform. On today’s show, a man who was held there for over two years describes the conditions. Then, a new book examines the ways in which westerners exoticize Asians. Plus, Monica Ali shares her highly anticipated second novel. And to start it all off, an Underreported look at how preserving the environment can sometimes conflict with the rights of indigenous peoples.

Underreported: Conservation Refugees

The biggest threat to the world's indigenous people today may not be logging, mining, or oil drilling. It may be conservation. In some cases, creating a nature preserve means removing indigenous peoples from their homeland. On today’s Underreported, Mark Dowie explains the phenomenon of "Conservation Refugees."


The Asian Mystique

Sheridan Prasso explores how westerners perceive, and misperceive, Asians in The Asian Mystique.

Events: Sheridan Prasso will be speaking with Ralph Buultjens
Thursday, June 22 at 8:15 pm
The 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
For tickets, call 212-415-5500 or visit


Monica Ali's Alentejo Blue

Novelist Monica Ali (author of Brick Lane) shares her new novel: Alentejo Blue, set in a village community in Portugal.

Events: Monica Ali will be reading and signing books
Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm
Astor Place Barnes & Noble


The Road to Guantanamo

Three British citizens—know as “The Tipton Three”—were held at Guantanamo Bay for over two years without charges. One of these men, Ruhel Ahmed, shares his first-hand account of conditions on the base. He’s joined by Michael Winterbottom co-director of "The Road to Guantanamo."

Events: Michael Winterbottom ...


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