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Old 15-12-2007, 14:39   #1
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radio show about nauru island

Pretty good. It starts off with a bit about the Pacific Trash Vortex.
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This American Life

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Greenpeace | Pacific trash vortex showing drift of ocean pollution.

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Pretty good. It starts off with a bit about the Pacific Trash Vortex.
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Click on the "Full Episode" link

This American Life

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Greenpeace | Pacific trash vortex showing drift of ocean pollution.

Nauru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I listened to that story on Ira Glass' NPR program This American Life last weekend, rebel heart. It was a very interesting (albeit dated) story, I thought. It said a great deal about the Nauruans, the Australians, the unfortunate Afghani refugees, and, sadly, provided a little insight for those who believe American foreign policy is altruistic.

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The American connection was news to me; I had heard most of the rest before. It was just really interesting hearing it from someone that was there. Australia using them as a mini-Guantanamo prison was weird too.
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Probably now that the Island is in the light. They will find a new Island.
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Wow, this is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.....
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Geeez...Just listened to all 59 minutes of it. Interesting stuff. The deal with the US was apalling and believible
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I've been listening to This American Life for a while. Here are some of my other favorite shows, if you're looking for some good ways to pass the time.

Rebel Heart - The boat and her crew - Eric's Blog - - Roger Dowds & This American*Life
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