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Basta Dobbs, Honduras Under Fire and City of Borders

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Oct 23, 2009


New America Now:

    Odette Keeley talks to:

    The Basta Dobbs or Enough Dobbs campaign is asking CNN to remove anchor Lou Dobbs for what they say are his defamatory and false statements about Hispanic Americans. News editor Luis Sarmiento of El Semanario de Nuevo Mexico newspaper cites what these campaign organizers are saying are falsehoods from Dobbs.
    and, Hispanic immigrants are front and center in the immigration reform debate but their African-Caribbean counterparts remain largely absent in the issue. Thats why the Colorlines Magazine multimedia series, Torn Apart focused on the case of a Jamaican immigrant. Series writer Julianne Ong Hing explains why they wrote about Calvin James.


    Sandip Roy talks to:

    Honduras is still facing a deadlock over its political future. Manuel Zelaya remains in the Brazilian embassy as talks with interim President Roberto Micheletti have not yet produced a solution. New America Media's Marcelo Ballve reports from Honduras.


    Aaron Davidman is the director of the current stage version of the bestselling novel The Chosen by Chaim Potok. The book is a powerful story of friendship and religion in postwar America. The Chosen is currently playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts from October 7th until November 1st.
    Click here for tickets.


    In a city where religious divisions run deep, how does one survive while expressing a true sense of self? Yun Suh is the director of City Of Borders, a new documentary film depicting the story of five regulars at Shushan, a gay bar in Jerusalem. City Of Borders plays at the United Nations Association Film Festival on October 23rd at Annenberg Auditorium in Stanford. Tickets are available Here .


    In a world rapidly running out of space and resources, are elephants running out of room? Dr. Joyce Poole is the director of Elephant Voices ,an organization which studies elephant cognition, communication, and social behavior. Dr. Poole discusses her findings on African and Asian elephants.


    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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