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New America Now: A Celebration of 2008 Award Winners

New America Media, Audio, New America Now Radio Posted: Dec 12, 2008


New America Now:

  • Stories from the Ethnic Media

  • This week: the first ethnic media regional awards in Washington D.C.

    Odette Keeley interviews Angie Chuang, Assistant Professor at American Universitys School of Communication and lead organizer for the event, and James Wright, reporter for the Washington Afro and 1st place winner in the best in-depth investigative reporting category

  • Sandip talks to our own Odette Keeley about the Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao who claimed status as the world's top pound-for-pound fighter when he defied the odds in knocking out boxing icon Oscar "Golden Boy" De La Hoya in their welterweight Dream Match in Las Vegas.

  • Aravind Adiga won the 40th Man Booker prize this year for his debut novel, "The White Tiger," a vivid exploration of India's class struggle told through the story of a village boy who becomes the chauffeur to a rich man.

  • Mohsin Hamid's novel "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" won the 2008 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. It is the only American book award designated specifically to recognize works addressing issues of racism and diversity.

  • Daniel Alarcon's novel "Lost City Radio" won the 2008 Literary Award for Fiction given by PEN USA.

  • In the shadow of polluting factories in Catao, Puerto Rico, Rosa HIlda Ramos led the movement to permanently protect the Las Cucharillas Marsh, one of the last open spaces in the area and one of the largest wetlands ecosystems in the region. She was one of the winners of The Goldman Prize, the world's largest environmental prize.

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