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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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Culture Clash in India

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Jan 12, 2010

Thrity Umrigar is the author of The Weight of Heaven, a new book about culture clash in India.

New America Now: The Weight of Heaven and The Thing Around Your Neck

New America Now, Audio, Jan 08, 2010

Edward Alden discusses the new Obama immigration policy and his new book, The Closing of the American Border, Thrity Umrigar is the author of The Weight of Heaven, and Chimamanda Ngozi examines what it means to be Nigerian in America in The Thing Around Your Neck.

Anime: Tragedy Replaces Happy Ending in Fairy Tales

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Dec 27, 2009

Japanese anime is becoming increasingly popular with American kids who are drawn to its darker, more complex world view. These stories reflect ancient eastern sensibilities that are rooted in human suffering rarely known in the land of happily ever after.

Copenhagen climate accord

Why I Would Sign the 'Copenhagen Accord'

Oneworld.net, Opinion, Jeffrey Allen, Dec 20, 2009

No doubt the "Copenhagen Accord" is a bad deal for the world's most vulnerable countries. But when it came time for the final up or down decision, every leader had to decide what response, at this extraordinarily precarious moment in human history, would most likely result in success down the road.

New America Now: Grading Obama, Save the Deli, In the Kitchen

New America Now, Audio, Dec 18, 2009

Jamal Dajani gives a report card on President Obama's first year in office, David Sax discusses the shrinking presence of the Jewish Deli in Save The Deli, and Monica Ali is the author of In the Kitchen.


Tuvalu: 'Fate of My Country Rests in Your Hands'

Oneworld.net, news report, Jeffrey Allen, Dec 14, 2009

Tuvalu's lead negotiator, Ian Fry, made an impassioned plea to the U.S. Senate, U.S. President Barack Obama, and the entire UN climate conference Saturday, telling them that his country's very survival depends on the decisions they make in the next few days.

CDC to Chicago Media: H1N1 Outbreaks May Be Ebbing But Stay Vigilant

New America Media, News report, Khalil Abdullah, Dec 12, 2009

Since H1N1 was first reported in April, three times as many African Americans and Latinos have been hospitalized with swine flu in Illinois than non-Hispanic whites, according to data compiled by the Illinois Department of Public Health.


Poor Nations Need Help To Combat Global Warming

New America Media, Opinion, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Dec 12, 2009

Getting the worlds richest and poorest nations to cut a deal on climate control that both sides can live with has never been easy. Rich industrial nations did the damage to the economies of poor nations. The burden is on them to undo it.

Ethnic & Local Lens on Climate Change Global Summit in Copenhagen

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Dec 11, 2009

This week on "Stories from the Ethnic Media": Bangladeshi editor cites the concern of his New York readers over disasters like Cyclone Sidr on their homeland; African-American publisher wants his Phoenix readers to realize long-term effects of climate change.

New America Now: The Climate Gap, Aging in India, and Edgy Lullabies

New America Now, Audio, Dec 11, 2009

Rachel Morello-Frosch discusses her new report The Climate Gap, Sandip Roy travels to India to tackle the issue of aging, and Shira Scion is a member of the Eastern European vocal collective Kitka

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