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Thursday, March 22, 2007

“Streetscapes” columnist Christopher Gray reveals the forgotten histories of the most intriguing buildings you submitted to our latest listener photo project. But first, we talk about sectarian fighting in the Philippines on Underreported. Then, John Bul Dau tells us about his experiences as one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” And a new documentary follows the dangerous pilgrimages Iranians make to Iraq.

Underreported: Christian-Muslim Relations in the Philippines

Tensions between Christians and Muslims have troubled the Philippines for decades. In late January of this year, armed raiders backed by the insurgents from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) attacked Christian-owned farms during the rice harvest. Intermittent attacks from both sides have continued ever since. On today's Underreported, we ...

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Life as a Lost Boy

Civil war tore apart John Bul Dau's village in Sudan when he was 12 years old. He fled, as one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," and eventually adapted to life in the United States. He joins us to talk about his memoir God Grew Tired of Us, and ...

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Pilgrimage to Karbala

Stephen Segaller follows the dangerous journey Iranian Muslims make to the holy city of Karbala, Iraq. He's the executive producer of the Wide Angle documentary Pilgrimage to Karbala.

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The Past Lives of Buildings

For 20 years, Christopher Gray has been digging up dirt on New York City's buildings in his “Streetscapes” column in the New York Times. And for the past few weeks, he's been hard at work researching the buildings you submitted to our latest listener photo project. He tells us what ...

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