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New America Now: Women immigrants, reporting on education, a dark play, a bright novel

New America Media, Audio, Posted: May 15, 2009


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New America Now:



    Stories from the ethnic media focus on reporting on schools and education:
    Odette Keeley talks to:

  • Ari Kagan, senior editor of Vecherniy New York, about why he needs to know more about local schools.


  • Virginia Alvarado, correspondent for Diario de Mexico newspaper in New York, who explains why most immigrant parents don't get involved with their children's education.


  • Sandip Roy talks to:

  • Pollster Sergio Bendixen from Bendixen Associates about a NAM/Bendixen poll which blasts myths about about immigrants as it focuses on immigrant women.


  • Essayist Richard Rodgriguez on how women living without men has implications for all of society.


  • Cristina Garcia on her novel The Handbook OF Good Luck about strong immigrant women.


  • India West reporter Lisa Tsering on her award winning story about a funky flight school. her story is in the running for a NAM national award, to be presented in Atlanta June 4th.


  • Les Waters talks about the Martin McDonagh play he's directing at & Berkeley Rep which explores terrorism, violence in a dark, hilarious context.




  • 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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