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Thursday, June 07, 2007

On today’s Underreported, we check in on the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor. Later on, Tony Award-winners Michael Cerveris and Donna Murphy talk about their new Broadway musical, LoveMusik. Plus, former Simpons writer Larry Doyle tells us about his new novel. And we hear the firsthand account of an Army interrogator who followed orders to abuse prisoners at Abu Ghraib.


Michael Cerveris, Larry Doyle and Donna Murphy

Underreported: The Trial of Charles Taylor

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is being tried at the Hague on 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of international law committed during Sierra Leone's conflict. On today's Underreported, we talk about the trial, and how Charles Taylor's legacy has fractured the lives of ...


The Horror and Humor of High School

Larry Doyle, a former writer for The Simpsons, tells us about his new novel—about a high school valedictorian who uses his graduation speech to proclaim his love to the head cheerleader.

I Love You, Beth Cooper is available for purchase at



Tony Award-winners Michael Cerveris and Donna Murphy talk about LoveMusik, their new Broadway musical about Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya.


Inside Abu Ghraib

In Fear Up Harsh, Tony Lagouranis talks about following orders to abuse prisoners at Abu Ghraib. And he explains why he became the first Army interrogator to publicly denounce the tactics he used.

Fear Up Harsh is available for purchase at


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