AirTalk for May 31, 2011

Another item to pick up at the black market

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By Scott Carney

The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers

What comes to mind when you think about the black market? Illegal passports, firearms, dangerous weapons, drugs and…human body parts? That’s right, there is a global industry centered around the sale of organs, bones, blood and even children. In his new book, The Red Market, Scott Carney explores the seedy underbelly of this macabre world. The author takes you on a trip from “Kidneyville,” an Indian village in which all the citizens have sold their kidneys for profit, to the blood barns of south Asia, in which hostages are held by “vampires” who drain their blood for years. How have some people and communities resorted to such egregious means of making money? What efforts are being made to crack down? How could people do this?

Guest:

Scott Carney, author of The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers


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