Don't Look Back in Anger

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

What were the most awkward years of your life? On today’s show, three writers join us to capture all the angst, depression, and embarrassment of adolescence. Also, Pattie Boyd describes being the wife and muse to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton. And we’ll learn how Lambrusco wine is made. But first, on Underreported we’ll look at government abuses in Sri Lanka.


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Underreported: Government Abuses in Sri Lanka

Unlawful killings, disappearances, and crackdowns on press freedom have been intensifying in Sri Lanka over the last year, as major conflicts between Sri Lanka's government and Tamil separatists have resumed. On today's Underreported, we'll find out more about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. Joining Leonard are Kavita Menon, ...

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Underreported: Sri Lankan Journalist In Danger

Veteran Sri Lankan journalist Iqbal Athas has faced a great deal of danger over the course of his career. More recently, grave threats have been made against him following his investigations into irregularities surrounding a 2006 government deal to purchase fighter jets from Ukraine. Mr. Athas joins us by phone ...

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Pattie Boyd Breaks Her Silence

An iconic figure of the 1960s and 1970s, Pattie Boyd has broken a forty-year silence in Wonderful Tonight. In her memoir, she tells the story of how she married and inspired first George Harrison and later Eric Clapton, and became one of the most famous muses in the history of ...

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Making Lambrusco Wine

Lambrusco is the name of both a red grape and an Italian wine made from the grape. The wine is made in Emilia-Romagna and is often frothy and sparkling. Alicia Lini, a fourth-generation producer of the region’s grapes, joins Leonard to describe how Lambrusco grapes are made into red, white, ...

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The Worst Years of Your Life

The Worst Years of Your Life says it all. The stories in this fiction anthology capture all the worst parts of adolescence – the angst, depression, puberty, and embarrassment. Adults can be thankful that these years are far behind them, and adolescents can be reassured that they’re not the only ...

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