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New America Now: Catholic Church, Icelandic Volcanos and Arizona Watch

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Apr 30, 2010


This week on New America Now: Odette Keeley with headlines from New America Media, Julie Pham and Marcelo Ballve on Ethnic Media Watch, Richard Rodriguez talks about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, Conservationist Małgorzata Górska is winner of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize, and Christina Sunley is the author of The Tricking of Freya.

Headlines with Odette Keeley:

World Journal editor Kai Ping Liu asked why no Chinese official has spoken out or organized any community action denouncing recent violence against Chinese citizens, La Opinion reporter Claudia Nunez found that the new immigration law has hundreds of undocumented families “self deporting” and returning to Mexico, and the Jewish Journal of LA reports that during a recent conference in Scarsdale, N.Y, the leading Modern Orthodox rabbinic association, voted against the ordination of women.


Ethnic Media Watch:

Julie Pham talks about the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the controversy around a woman who took Vietnamese orphans to the US, and Marcelo Ballve on the swift reaction from the Latino media in response to the new immigration law in Arizona.


Sandip Roy talks to:

Richard Rodriguez talks about the culture of the Catholic Church amidst the current sex abuse scandal.


A young woman obsessed with uncovering a family secret is drawn into the strange and magical landscape, language, and history of Iceland. Christina Sunley is the author of The Tricking of Freya.


Mary Ambrose talks to:

Conservationist and Goldman Prize Winner Małgorzata Górska led the fight to stop a controversial highway project and ultimately helped protect Poland's Rospuda Valley, one of the last true wilderness areas in Europe.


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