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New America Now: The Climate Gap, Aging in India, and Edgy Lullabies

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Dec 11, 2009


New America Now:

    Odette Keeley talks to:

    Almost 200 country representatives have gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark discussing initiatives to help minimize global warmings potentially devastating effects. More than a hundred world leaders are expected to attend by the end of the summit, on December 18th. Bangla Patrika newspapers acting editor Abu Taher says Bangladeshi-Americans are keenly monitoring the outcome of this climate change conference because they have seen the ravages of natural disasters on their homeland, particularly Tropical Cyclone Sidr. The cyclone struck Bangladesh late last year, killing almost 2,000 people,
    and; In Phoenix, Southwest Green Magazine publisher Dr. George Brooks says they are highlighting the critical long-term impacts of global warming and how it could directly affect the African-American community.


    Sandip Roy talks to:

    A new report describes how climate change is going to disproportionately impact low income communities and communities of color. Rachel Morello-Frosch is one of the authors of The Climate Gap. To download the full report, click here.


    Sandip Roy Special Report:

    Old lady
    How do the eighty million elders in India see themselves fitting into the image of a young and dynamic country? New America Now host Sandip Roy traveled to India to find out.


    Sandip Roy talks to:

    Shira Cion is a member of the Eastern European vocal ensemble Kitka. Their new album, Cradle Songs, is not a typical collection of lullabies. These songs are edgy lullabies that speak of loss, genocide and pagan gods.


    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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