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New America Now: Iran-U.S. Talks, Filipino Family Roles, Agent Orange in Guam

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Oct 02, 2009


New America Now:

    Odette Keeley talks to:

    How do you align cultural values with critical issues important to you? Dilshad Deyani, host and executive producer of Zindagi on Radio Salaam Namaste 870 AM in Texas and also 9 other cities across the U.S., tackles concerns such as child development techniques and immigration issues currently facing South Asian women;
    and, Pharoh Martin of National Newspaper Publisher's Association which publishes on Black Press USA discusses why many more African American grandparents are raising their grandchildren compared to all other racial groups.


    Sandip Roy talks to:

    As Iran and the United States face the prospect of their first major talks in over thirty years, the media frenzy is increasing. Professor William Beeman cuts through the white noise to analyze the signals being sent by Iran and how the US is interpreting them. Iran's announcement of a second uranium enrichment facility has caused the rhetoric to sharpen on all sides.


    The role of breadwinner is changing in the modern family. Due to a nursing shortage in the U.S., more than half of American nurses trained abroad are from the Philippines. Anthony Advincula examines how gender roles in traditional Filipino families are being upended as more women come to the US to be nurses and their husbands stay at home with the kids.


    A new conversation with environmental activist Richard De Andrea and Clare Calvo reveals the extent of environmental poisoning in Guam from the residue of the deadly herbicide known as Agent Orange.


    They are a band from Marseilles, France. They sing in Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, French, and English. They combine traces of Dub, Reggae, Electro and Drum N' Bass with cultural elements of gypsies, Arabs and immigrants. It can only be the music of Watcha Clan.


    New America Now is now available as a podcast through KALW and National Public Radio, so you can listen to the show on your MP3 player. Click here to subscribe.

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