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July 09, 2007

A Reward For A Reward

A Reward For A Reward

Each year, the MacArthur Foundation awards grants of $500,000 to people whom it judges to be doing extraordinary work.

Playwright Sarah Ruhl is a recent MacArthur fellow. She has already won many awards for her plays, which include "The Clean House" and "Eurydice." Sarah talks with Dick Gordon about the stories, both mythic and personal, that catch in her imagination - and what it's like for her to see those stories on stage.

One person who inspired Sarah is Carlos Moran, a young man she met during a playwriting project in Los Angeles. Carlos grew up in foster care, and has now adopted his younger siblings. Carlos talks to Dick on tomorrow's program.

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