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New America Now: Calif. Apology, Indigenous Prisoners & Shanghai Girls

New America Media, Audio, Posted: Jul 31, 2009


New America Now:

    Odette Keeley talks to:
    Mshale reporter Abdiaziz Ahmed about why a local Minnesota mainstream TV news crew was refused entry to a Somali independence day soccer game.

    NAM Chinese media monitor Vivian Po the local Chinese press reaction to the California govt's decision to apologize to Chinese Americans.
    Read a translation from The Sing Tao newspaper.
    Legislator to Seek Apology

    Sandip Roy talks to:


    La Opinion reporter Claudia Nunez talks about her 3 part article on how cultural misunderstandings are landing many indigenous Mexican immigrants in American prisons. Unable to speak Spanish or English, they are sometimes baffled as to why they face long term prison sentences.
    Read her articles and see the videos.


    Foreign battered women can now start a new life in the U.S. thanks to a revision of asylum laws. Karen Musalo explains the change.


    Read the NAM article about this. Obama Allows Asylum for Battered Women

    Shanghai Girls

    Eugenia Chien talks to Lisa See about her novel Shanghai Girls, which is based on stories about high fashion models from Shanghai who arrived in Hollywood in 30's with the hope of being movie stars.



    As the Jewish film festival starts in SF, Deborah Fisher reflects on the legacy of the Holocaust for those who grow up in its shadow.
    From the StoryCorps project.


    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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