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Iraq's Ongoing Human Rights Violations
Terry Gross talks with Letta Tayler, Human Rights Watch senior researcher for terrorism and counterterrorism. She recently returned from Iraq where she documented human rights violations and atrocities by both the Maliki government and ISIS. Prior to her work with Human Rights Watch she was a journalist at Newsday and was one of the first reporters to detail allegations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib.
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day's Night, a spectacular restoration is in theaters and on DVD. The black-and-white photography of the Beatles is gorgeous, and the movie isn't half bad.
Veterinarian Vint Virga works with pets and zoo animals on behavior disorders. He talks about how house cats are more fulfilled when they forage for food, and how to show animals affection.
Arthur Allen's new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.
The Broadway star used to describe herself as a Catholic, diabetic alcoholic. She died last week at the age of 89. In 1999, she talked with Terry Gross when she was starring in a revival of Sail Away.
Chris Tomlinson covered conflict, including apartheid in Africa, for 11 years. Then the great-great-grandson of Texas slaveholders realized he needed to write a book about his family's history.