Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rights Readers Round-up

Brother, I'm Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)Prize winners corner:
  • Greg Mortenson has a new book coming out for your holiday gift list.
  • Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International (and Nicolas Kristof) talk about the current state of the human rights movement at NPR's On Point. A very interesting discussion, though we don't learn much about Khan's new book, (The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights).

On the issues:
  • Bill Moyers interviews Dr. Jim Yong Kim (see Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains) about the connections between our current national healthcare debate and global health issues.
  • Ted Conover (Newjack)is interviewed by On the Media about the ethics of his undercover reporting at Sing Sing prison.
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