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Global Culture

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on global society and culture. For more information on NAM global culture coverage, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org..

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Ph(o)netics: The Diaspora of a Beef Soup

New America Media, Blog , Andrew Lam, Oct 07, 2009


Gender Roles Changing in Filipino Families

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Oct 05, 2009

Anthony Advincula examines how Filipino family gender roles are changing as more women come to the U.S. to be nurses and their husbands stay at home with the kids.

Zindagi Radio Show Tackles Critical Issues for South Asians

New America Now Radio, Audio, Odette Keeley, Oct 03, 2009

This week on "Stories From the Ethnic Media": South Asian women seeking better ways to raise children tune in to Zindagi radio show; while NNPA reports on why more African-American grandparents are raising their grandchildren.

Mixed Signals Between Iran and the US

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Oct 03, 2009

Professor William Beeman cuts through the white noise of media frenzy to analyze the signals being sent by Iran and how the US is interpreting them.

Chevron Vs. Ecuador: The Real Price of Oil

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Oct 01, 2009

Director Joe Berlinger discusses his new documentary Crude about the controversial legal battle between Chevron and 30,000 Ecuadorians living in the Amazonian rain forest who allege three decades of pollution in their homeland.

Cao Dai Integrates World Religions

New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Sep 06, 2009

The majority of Vietnamese practice Tam Giao or Three Religions -- Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Accepting all three and making them work without too much conflict is a Vietnamese tendency and impulse. But Cao Dai, in comparison with Vietnams many other religions, is a newcomer, and monotheistic in nature. NAM editor Andrew Lam explains Cao Dai and his great-grandfather's role in founding a religion that has taken root in California.

Filipino Chess Master Can Paint Your House, or Portrait, Too

Pinoy Newsmagazine, News Feature, Mariano Anong Santos , Sep 03, 2009

Next time you need a painting job, you may hire Arnold V. Benesa. If the work calls for a fresh coating of paint for your home, thats fine, he is a house painter and a general maintenance guy. Thats how he earns his living.

Saving the World One Filipino at a Time

Asian Journal, News Feature, Cynthia De Castro, Sep 02, 2009

Psychologist-artist Kevin Nadal of New York describes himself as a one-man show and was one of People magazine's hottest bachelors.

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Floridian Builds Monument to Filipino-American Wartime Friendship

Pinoy Newsmagazine, News Feature, Ellen Lansigan Elphick, Aug 21, 2009

A Filipino immigrant in Florida fulfilled his dream of building a memorial to honor the men and women who fought and died in World War II. Now, he is fighting to rename his motherland.

Ali Sethi and Karan Mahajan

A New Generation of Storytellers From India and Pakistan

New America Media, Q&A Audio, Sandip Roy, Aug 15, 2009

This weekend marks the independence anniversaries of Pakistan and India. Two young first time novelists, one from Pakistan, one from India, both born well after Independence, discuss what their countries look like to them now in the following separate interviews.

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