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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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Longing for My Mother's Home

India Currents, Commentary, Sarita Sarvate, Oct 26, 2009

For a married woman, going back to her maher or mother's home carries special significance. But with both her parents gone an Indian immigrant wonders if her maher has just become an abstraction.

Latino Lobby Wants Lou Dobbs Off The Air

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, Oct 23, 2009

This week on "Stories From the Ethnic Media": Latino activists want CNN to shut down "Lou Dobbs Tonight"; and African-Caribbean deportees are under the radar in the U.S. immigration debate.

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Buddhism Roots Deeply in America

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Oct 18, 2009

As a sign that Buddhism is flourishing in America, the most complex Buddhist city in the world is not in Asia but Los Angeles, home to more than 300 Buddhist temples and centers.

New America Now: Hopi v Enviro Activists, Filmmaker Honored & The Children of Argentina's Dirty Wars

New America Media, Audio, Oct 16, 2009

Children of Mexican immigrants don't access free health care, Hopi Tribe bans environmental groups, and the movie "Power Paths" explains the back story on that. Director Dorothy Fadiman is honored for a lifetime of filmmaking,and the children of the missing from Argentina's 'Dirty War' tell their stories in a new film, "Awakening the Sorrow".

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To Live up to Nobel Peace Prize, Obama Needs China

New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Oct 10, 2009

No doubt President Barrack Obama woke up with the biggest surprise of his life when he found out that he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He would increase his chance of proving that his award is well-deserved by working with China.

Arab Music Finds American Home

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Oct 10, 2009

Yassir Chadly and Faisal Zedan are a part of the 15th Annual Arab Cultural Festival on October 11th at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

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Obamas Nobel Intentions and Ignoble Realities

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Rodriguez, Oct 09, 2009

Could a Nobel Peace Prize mean President Obama will put his moral might behind health care instead of war? A Nobel prize for changing the tone of discourse does not change realities on the ground. Yet.

Natural Disasters in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

New America Now Radio, Audio, Odette Keeley, Oct 09, 2009

This week on "Stories From the Ethnic Media": South East Asian communities in America mobilize to help victims of natural disasters in their homelands

New America Now: South Pacific Disasters, Chicago Killing, Arab Cultural Festival

New America Now, Audio, Oct 09, 2009

Sabrina Fitranty and Esther Chavez discuss the impact of earthquakes, typhoons, and floods on Indonesia and the Philippines, Earl Ofari Hutchinson examines the Derrion Albert killing, Aaron Glantz talks about the results of the new poll on the stimulus package, Mallika Dutt fights for immigration reform, and the Annual Arab Cultural Festival is this Sunday.

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A Fatal Cultural Gap: Depression Among Minorities

New America Media, News report, Viji Sundaram, Oct 08, 2009

Trained mental health professionals find it difficult to diagnose depression in minorities, most of whom are already reluctant to seek psychiatric care, because the psychiatric framework for evaluating behavior is Euro-centric.

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