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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mia Farrow recently offered her own freedom in exchange for that of an imprisoned Darfuri rebel. On today's Underreported, she talks about why she thinks the rest of the world needs to pay more attention to the atrocities of Darfur. Also on Underreported: abuses against women migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. Then, Ethan Hawke talks about why it took ten years to adapt his debut novel for the silver screen. Plus: jazz musician Chico Hamilton, who's still going strong at age 85. And Tom Ricks shares his predictions for what General Petraeus will say to Congress about Iraq this September.

Guests:

Chico Hamilton, Ethan Hawke and Tom Ricks

Underreported: Darfuri Women’s Stories, As Told By Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow, actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador, feels so strongly about ending the atrocities in Darfur that she recently offered her own freedom in exchange for that of an imprisoned Darfuri rebel. Ms. Farrow just returned from another trip to Chad, where she met with Darfuri women in refugee camps. ...

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Underreported: Women Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia

Approximately 2 million women from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and other countries work as migrant domestics in Saudi Arabia. They are routinely underpaid, overworked, confined to the workplace, or subject to verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. And two Indonesian women were recently killed by their employers. On the second ...

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Ethan Hawke Writes and Directs “The Hottest State”

Ethan Hawke joins Leonard to discuss writing, directing, and co-starring in the film adaptation of his own novel of the same name, “The Hottest State.” It’s a movie that distills all the emotional highs and lows of first love.

Events: “The Hottest State” opens on August 24 at the Landmark ...

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A Life Spent Playing with Jazz’s Greats

Chico Hamilton has played with Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. At 85, Mr. Hamilton will be playing at this weekend’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival – two days of free music in Marcus Garvey Park and Tompkins Square Park.

Events: Chico Hamilton will be playing Saturday, August ...

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Fiasco in Iraq

Fiasco leaves no doubt as to how Washington Post military reporter, Thomas Ricks, feels about the war in Iraq. Released a year ago, the book’s damning history of the war was a force in transforming the public perception of US involvement in Iraq. Fiasco has just been released in paperback ...

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