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On Election Day, War and Immigration Are Fusing

New America Media, Q&A, Audio, Sandip Roy, Nov 06, 2006

Commentator and essayist Richard Rodriguez speaks with NAM editor Sandip Roy about the immigration landscape, the mid-term election and the Secure Fence Act, which promises 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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UK's Real-Life M Says War on Terror Is Muddled

Pacific News Service, News Feature, Sandip Roy, Feb 17, 2005

Dame Stella Rimington, the first woman to head the British spy agency MI5 and the real-life inspiration for the James Bond spymaster "M," says the notion of a war on terror obscures what it takes to fight terrorism.

Street Sounds

NCM, Audio, Produced by Malcolm Marshall, Feb 04, 2005

They say music soothes the savage beast, but what about the savage commuter? At Bart stations throughout the Bay Area many local musicians speak the universal language with hopes of receiving a donation or a smile from the busy rail users.

Maxine Hong Kingston Finds Peace in the Ashes of Oakland's Fires

Profile, Julie Johnson, Jan 08, 2004

In a collaboration with war veterans, Maxine Hong Kingston rediscovered her voice after a disaster wiped out her book-in-progress.

Pioneering Multiculturalism in Prose - Author Ved Mehta

Profile, Julie Johnson, Oct 16, 2003

Long before multiculturalism was fashionable, author and essayist Ved Mehta was living and writing what is now a hot topic. One of the most prolific authors of his generation twenty-four books, enumerable essays during his 30-plus years at the New Yorker magazine, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and a McArthur Fellowship Ved Mehta is still going strong.

An African American Detective in L.A.'s Koreatown

UpFront, Profile, Julie Johnson, Oct 02, 2003

Through the eyes of a female African American detective in the LAPD, mystery writer Paula Woods takes the reader through the culture clashes of post-riots LA.

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