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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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Dancing through Southeast Asia

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Mar 17, 2010

On the opening of their latest season, Brenda Way, head of the ODC Dance Company, talks about being one of three dance companies traveling through Southeast Asia at the invitation of the State Department. ODC Downtown is at Yerba Buena's Novellus Theater from March 12-28.

In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Mar 16, 2010

Chi-hui Yang is the Festival Director for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and Deann Borshay Liem is the director/producer of In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee. The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is running now through March 21st.

New America Now: Manny's Final Fight, California Hope, AA Film Festival

New America Now, Audio, Mar 12, 2010

Anthony Advincula discusses the possibility of Manny Pacquiao's final fight this saturday, Commentator Richard Rodriguez sees reason for optimism in California, and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival launches this weekend.

New America Now: The Oscar Goes To, On the Road with Evo, Global Lives

New America Now, Audio, Mar 05, 2010

Valeria Fernandez shares a story about the Mexican workers who craft the Oscar, Tupac Saavedra followed Bolivian president Evo Morales during his election campaign in On the Road with Evo, and Executive Director David Evan Harris talks about his Global Lives Project.

My Way or the Highway

New America Media, Blog, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Mar 05, 2010

A NY Times article reported that in the Philippines, you could get killed for singing Frank Sinatras My Way in a karaoke bar.

Living in the Cradle of the Drug War

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Mar 02, 2010

In the north of Mexico, the state of Sinaloa has become known as the "cradle of drug trafficking." Journalist Manuel Ortiz reports on the conditions and the difficulties in fighting the Sinaloa Cartel.

New America Now: Sinaloa Violence, Early NAACP Activism, Paula West

New America Now, Audio, Feb 26, 2010

Manuel Ortiz talks about the escalating drug violence in Sinaloa, Mexico, Patricia Sullivan writes about the early days ofthe NAACP in Lift Every Voice, and Paula West names several of her favorite jazz musicians.

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Feb 23, 2010

Love, loyalty, friendship and betrayal during the Ethiopian Civil War are depicted in Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste.

Cutting for Stone in Ethiopia

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Feb 22, 2010

Bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese tries his hand at fiction in Cutting for Stone, a novel about the power of medicine to heal even when it can not cure. Cutting for Stone explores how medicine affects both doctor and patient.

Internally Displaced Persons

Invisible Among the Dispossessed: Internally Displaced Persons

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Feb 18, 2010

While a refugee who fits the strict definition given by the Geneva Convention is, at least in principle, provided some legal protection, such as the right to food and shelter and the freedom to practice his religion, an internally displaced person is virtually invisible, his story never told, and his rights nonexistent.

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