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

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Oct 09, 2009


New America Now:

    Odette Keeley talks to:

    Southeast Asian and Pacific countries have recently been pummeled by natural disasters. Earthquakes, typhoons and floods have affected the region. Sabrina Fitranty, senior reporter for Kabari News,discusses the Indonesian American reaction on earthquakes in the Western Sumatra province;
    and, Esther Chavez of Inquirer.net discusses how their site kept Filipinos and Filipino Americans informed.


    Sandip Roy talks to:

    The killing of teen Derrion Albert during a gang fight in Chicago has shocked the country. But will anything really change? Earl Ofari Hutchinson looks at the causing forces surrounding youth violence and the subsequent political response. Is this the beginning of real change? Or is it merely lip service for an outraged public?


    While American opinion on the $787 billion stimulus package remains divided, one thing is clear: many in the big ethnic communities don't know how access the millions of dollars still available.New America Media's Aaron Glantz examines the results of a new poll on the stimulus package.


    Thousands are detained every day in the USA for immigration violations. But what is the larger conversation? Mallika Dutt, award winning executive director of Breakthrough, discusses the importance of bringing back due process in the immigration system.


    Yassir Chadly a renowned musician of traditional Moroccan instruments and Faisal Zedan a master percussionist from Syria will both be part of the day-long 15th Annual Arab Cultural Festival in San Francisco on October 11th. The festival is the largest celebration of Arab culture in Northern California.


    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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