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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Guest host Alice Rhee explores the offerings at the first-ever National Asian-American Theatre Festival here in New York. Then, Michael Ondaatje tells us about his latest novel. And we ask photographers from Magnum about the challenges of covering major conflicts throughout the world. Plus: on this week’s Underreported, we talk to young refugees who have resettled in New York.

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Michael Ondaatje

Underreported: Resettling Refugees in New York City

For the many refugees who arrive in New York each year, building a new life takes a lot of courage and resilience. On today's Underreported, we hear about the realities of everyday life for some of New York's resettled refugees. 19-year-old Fatu Sanoe arrived here from Guinea with her family ...

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The National Asian-American Theatre Festival

Hundreds of Asian-American theatre artists from across the US are in New York for the first-ever National Asian-American Theatre Festival which runs through June 24th. Tisa Chang is a Festival organizer and founder of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, a NY-based company celebrating its 30th anniversary this season. Alan ...

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Michael Ondaatje's New Novel

Michael Ondaatje (author of The English Patient) imagines what happens when a makeshift family is torn apart, in his new novel Divisadero.

Divisadero is available for purchase at amazon.com

Events: Michael Ondaatje will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, June 21 at 7 pm
Union Square ...

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Photographing Conflict

"Young gun" Magnum photographers Jonas Bendikson and Alec Soth join Mark Lubell, the director of Magnum Photos, to discuss the incredible history of the agency, and tell us some firsthand stories about covering major conflict regions.

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