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1993 Retrospective: Rebuilding in Sarajevo.

Disaster relief expert Fred Cuny. Since January he's been in Sarajevo, implementing new water and gas systems. A former professor of engineering and public affairs, Cuny is hired by governments and agencies to coordinate responses to floods, famines, cyclones, earthquakes. He says, "Disasters are a function of underdevelopment" and he finds much humanitarian aid and relief satisfies the needs of the donor before it helps the recipient. Cuny was a Senior advisor to the US government on the Somalia famine in 1992. His book is "Disasters and Development" (Oxford University Press). (REBROADCAST from 11/3/93)

Writer and director Susan Sontag. Sontag was in Sarajevo in August, where she directed a performance of Beckett's "Waiting For Godot" in the Serbo-Croatian language. She is one of few arts figures to visit the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, a battle she calls "the Spanish Civil War of our time". Her latest novel is the "Volcano Lover," recently published in paperback by Anchor Books. (REBROADCAST from 8/25/93)

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Other segments from the episode on December 27, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 27, 1993: Interviews with Tom Gjelten and Roy Gutman; Interviews with Fred Cuny and Susan Sontag; Interview with Ademir Kenovic.

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