5:27pm

Wed May 18, 2011
From Scratch

Greg Mortenson, Founder Of The Central Asia Institute

Greg Mortenson is the founder of the Central Asia Institute, an organization responsible for establishing schools, mostly for girls, in Northern Pakistan and Afghanistan. Greg's story is captured in the New York Times best-selling book Three Cups of Tea.

Jessica Harris recorded this interview with Mortenson in May 2010, prior to the recent allegations that surfaced against him. Mortenson is charged with fabricating stories in his books and misusing the Central Asia Institute's funds to promote book sales.

Harris also speaks with Sam Farber, founder of the kitchenware company OXO. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.