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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave tell us about bringing Joan Didion's award-winning memoir The Year of Magical Thinking to Broadway. Then, on our first Underreported, we examine a new report that claims the US government is illegally delaying the naturalization of Muslim immigrants. And on the second Underreported, we visit the Central African country Gabon.

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Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave

The Year of Magical Thinking

In late December, 2003 Joan Didion’s life turned upside down. Her only daughter had unexpectedly fallen into a coma after what seemed like the flu turned into a bad case of pneumonia with serious complications. Then, after returning from the hospital, Joan’s husband of four decades suffered a fatal heart ...

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Underreported: Illegal Citizenship Delays

The US government is illegally delaying the naturalization applications of thousands of immigrants, according to a recent report by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. On today's first Underreported, we look into how individuals perceived to be Muslim are being subjected to indefinite security checks, and citizenship delays ...

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Underreported: Unspoiled Gabon

The Central African country Gabon looks much the same today as it did centuries ago. It's one of the last remaining vestiges of unspoiled wild Africa, and it's home to many plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. We find out how Gabon has managed to preserve ...

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