Crime and Punishment in New Orleans

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hurricane Katrina ravaged not only the city of New Orleans, but its justice system. On today’s show, we’ll discuss what can be done to reform its troubled criminal justice system. Then, Edward Albee and Marian Seldes look into what the deeper mission of artists can be. And a documentary tells the story of the theft of Europe’s art treasures by the Nazis. But first, Underreported looks at Burma’s health crisis and the military regime’s crackdown on journalists.


Edward Albee and Marian Seldes

Underreported: Health Crisis in Burma

Burma/Myanmar has been under military rule since 1962, and decades of repression, civil war, and poor governance have contributed to the spread of infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Now the Burmese government's extreme travel restrictions have forced most aid workers out of the country. On the first part ...

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Underreported: Burmese Press Under Attack

The military regime that governs Burma is working hard to prevent news gathering. Burmese journalists have been threatened, harassed, and physically assaulted. On the second part of today's Underreported, Leonard speaks with Shawn Crispin, a Bangkok-based journalist. Mr. Crispin is an Asia program consultant for the Committee to Protect Journalists ...


The Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts

The 2nd annual Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts, September 14 to 17, will be four days of theater, poetry readings, concerts, and symposia. The festival was conceived as a way to inspire young actors to understand the deeper mission of the artist. Leonard will be joined by Tom Oppenheim, ...


The Rape of Europa

What would happen if the Mona Lisa or Michelangelo’s David were destroyed? Well, this almost happened during the Third Reich and World War II as part of the Nazi’s large-scale theft of European art. “The Rape of Europa” tells the story of the theft, destruction, and remarkable survival of many ...

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Reforming the New Orleans Criminal Justice System

Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, destroying not only the city’s infrastructure and the lives of many of its residents, but also its criminal justice system. Police stations and jails were ruined, essential information and files were lost, and the people who make up the criminal justice system were traumatized and ...


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