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New America Now: Haiti Relief Efforts, Value of Nothing, and Sufi Soul

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Jan 15, 2010


New America Now:

    Odette Keeley talks to:

    Tuesday, a quake described as the worst to hit the Caribbean in 200 years, struck Haiti. Total casualties are impossible to confirm, but are estimated in the thousands. Buildings were leveled and damages to infrastructure were extensive. Amadi Ajamu, writer for Black Star News, has reported on Haiti;
    Bets were already being placed for March 13th, for what was to be the most lucrative event in boxing history. Record-setting seven-time world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao was to face undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. The planned super-bout collapsed after the two boxers camps failed to resolve a dispute over drug testing. Reporter Jun Medina of FilAm Star has covered Pacquiaos fights, and says this clash of egos thwarted the fight.


    Sandip Roy talks to:

    With the promise of health care reform, immigrants have been left out of the equation. What does this mean for California? Sonal Ambegaokar is Health Policy Attorney for the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles.


    Edwin Okong'o on why many Ugandans agree with their government trying to outlaw homosexuality in their country.


    Raj Patel explains how we can know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. He is the author of Value of Nothing.


    Kailash Kher is one of the biggest names in Indian music. His band, Kailasa, is releasing its first international album, Yatra (Nomadic Souls). He discussed his own rags to riches story in the KALW studio.


    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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