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Women In the Crossfire of Iranian Elections

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley Posted: Jun 13, 2009

Editor's Note: Odette Keeley, news anchor for "Stories From The Ethnic Media" in NAM's radio program, "New America Now" on 91.7 FM KALW, talks to ethnic media professionals on the biggest headlines in their news outlets and their take on the news of the day.

This week: Candidates' wives find themselves in the crossfire of Iranian election debates; a Latina columnist/blogger on apprehensions among Hispanic Americans of Judge Sotomayor's possible Supreme Court confirmation as a trade-off for immigration reform.

A few days before Irans elections on June 12, we asked show anchor Hossein Hedjazi of PARS TV if he thinks Ahmadinejads strongest contender, former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi will win. He also comments on the candidates' wives finding themselves in the crossfire of the Iranian election debates.

On June 17, many ethnic media reporters will be watching the White House as it discusses immigration reform. La Opinions political editor and columnist and also blogger Pilar Marrero senses some apprehension in the Hispanic community that the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court may delay the passage of immigration reform.



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