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Thursday, May 03, 2007

On today’s Underreported, we turn our attention to the Midwest, and ask why it gets so little national coverage. Then, former supermodel Paulina Porizkova tells us about her debut novel. And Barbara Kingsolver explains what her family learned by eating only locally-grown food for a year. Plus, Colm Meaney and Eve Best discuss their roles in the Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten.


Eve Best, Barbara Kingsolver, Colm Meaney and Paulina Porizkova

Underreported: Missing the Midwest

The American Midwest is often ignored or oversimplified by the mainstream media. We'll look into why coverage of the Midwest is becoming even thinner, and catch up on some of the issues that haven't made the headlines in New York. Michael Massing, whose article "Missing Middle" appears in ...

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Underreported: An Update on Kashmir

We continue our Underreported coverage on the Kashmir Separatist Movement, with an update on Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's proposal for a solution to the Kashmir dispute. And we discuss whether Indian and Pakistani troops could withdraw from Kashmir anytime soon. Michael Deibert recently returned from Kashmir, and has ...


Modeled on Life

Paulina Porizkova talks about her debut novel A Model Summer, which draws on her own experiences as a teenage supermodel.

A Model Summer is available for purchase at

Events: Paulina Porizkova will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm
The Chelsea ...

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Eating Home-Grown and Local

Food in the US typically travels at least 1500 miles from farm to plate. In Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver tells us what happened when her family vowed to eat only home-grown and local food for an entire year.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is available for purchase at


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A Moon for the Misbegotten

Colm Meaney and Eve Best talk about playing father and daughter in the Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten.


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