In Limbo

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

First, we'll get an update from Haiti from an aid worker with the International Rescue Committee and a Time magazine reporter. On our latest Underreported segment, we'll look at troubles confronting quasi-states like Kurdistan and Somaliland. Then, we’ll speak with the translator of dissident Soviet writer Vasily Grossman’s final novel, Everything Flows. Michael Wilson and Hallie Foote discuss tackling her father Horton Foote’s nine-play family saga "The Orphans' Home Cycle." And Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader talks about his Broadway debut in David Mamet’s "Race"!

Update on Haiti

Time magazine’s Jay Newton-Small joins us from Port-au-Prince to describe what she’s seen since she arrived on Friday. And Gillian Dunn, who is heading up International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Response Team on the ground in Haiti, will discuss how yesterday’s 6.1 magnitude aftershock has affected aid efforts there. ...

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Underreported: Limbo States

Places like Iraqi Kurdistan, Somaliland, and The Republic of Abkhazian may not have a seat at the UN or show up on many maps, but they still act like quasi-countries in the hopes of one day becoming independent. On today’s Underreported segment we’ll look at some of these ...

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Everything Flows

Translator Robert Chandler discusses Everything Flows, Russian writer Vasily Grossman’s final novel. It tells the story of Ivan Grigoryevich, who, after he’s released from serving 30 years in the Soviet camps, struggles to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world.

Event: Robert Chandler will be reading

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The Orphans' Home Cycle

Director Michael Wilson, and Hallie Foote, playwright Horton Foote’s daughter, talk about staging "The Orphans' Home Cycle," a nine-play family saga that chronicles the childhood, coming of age, and adulthood of Horace Robedaux, a character based heavily on Horton Foote’s father. "The Orphans' Home Cycle" is presented in ...


James Spader

Emmy Award-winning actor James Spader discusses his Broadway debut in David Mamet’s new play "Race," about three lawyers at a successful firm who are called on to represent a white client who has been accused of raping a black woman. "Race" playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 43 ...

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