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The Leonard Lopate Show

Immigrants in Solitary Confinement, Lemony Snicket, Small-Scale Philanthropy

Monday, April 01, 2013

New York Times reporter Ian Urbina talks about why U.S. authorities have been putting illegal immigrants in solitary confinement, sometimes for weeks at a time. Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen discuss collaborating on their new book about that age-old childhood fear, The Dark. M. G. Vassanji tells us about his new novel, The Magic of Saida. Bob Harris explains how he became a philanthropist $10-$15 at a time.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The International Bank of Bob

Monday, April 01, 2013

Bob Harris talks about being was inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs created such opulence. He began making microloans all over the world to help the poor. In The International Bank of Bob, he writes of travelling around the world to see the results of the hundreds of microloans he made online.

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