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Thursday, July 19, 2007

On today's Underreported: a look at the 2004 massacre of hundreds of Congolese Tutsi refugees, and how the survivors are adjusting to a new life in the United States. Also, more about Iraq's health care crisis. Then: how the concept of childhood has changed around the world in the past 150 years. We'll hear the music of a young Indian-American tabla artist. And TIME magazine's Baghdad Bureau Chief Bobby Ghosh talks about four years of covering the Iraq war.

Guests:

Bobby Ghosh

Underreported: Gatumba Massacre Survivors

On the night of August 13th, 2004, Hutu militants crossed from Congo into Burundi and attacked the Gatumba Transit Center in which fifteen hundred Banyamulenge Congolese Tutsi refugees had sought safe haven. Hundreds were killed and wounded. Now nearly 600 hundred of the survivors have been resettled in the US. ...

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Underreported: More on Iraq's Healthcare Crisis

Last week we heard about Iraq's healthcare crisis. This week, find out what's being done to help Baghdad's sick and wounded in Jordan and in northern Iraq. Nicolas de Torrente of Doctors Without Borders has just returned from a trip to the region to try to set up ...

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The History of Childhood

In Full of Grace, photographer Ray Merritt has chronicled how youth is depicted in photography over the last 150 years. With photos from Lewis Carroll, Richard Avedon, Andre Kertesz, and other master photographers, Merritt explores the progress of the child in areas such as child development and welfare, but also ...

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Tabla Artist

The young percussionist Suphala studied for years with Ravi Shankar’s tabla player, the late Usted Allarakha. In her third album, “Blueprint,” she blends the tabla with electronic sounds and deft songwriting.

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Covering the Baghdad Battlefields

Aparisim “Bobby” Ghosh is TIME magazine’s Baghdad Bureau Chief and has been covering the fighting in Iraq since the US-led invasion back in 2003. He has been caught in crossfire, seen two colleagues badly wounded, and was part of the team of journalists that first reported on the killings of ...

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