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New America Now: Miriam Makeba and Loins from Punjab

New America Media, Audio, New America Now Radio Posted: Nov 14, 2008


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  • Stories from the Ethnic Media

  • This week: an Asian woman makes U.S. political history, while others struggle for equality.

    Cecilia Lei, reporter for Asia: The Journal of Culture and Commerce on the discrimination against Asian women Lawyers and Jun Wang, Los Angeles correspondent for New America Media shares a report from China Press on the first elected Asian Woman state senator.




  • The preeminent Hispanic pollster in the country Segio Bendixen, walks Sandip Roy through the surprises in the voting patterns in the election.


  • Director Nishta Jain talks about the documentary she made about her maid and their relationship, "Lakshmi and Me" The film screens as part of the Third I South Asian International Film Festival in San Francisco.


  • Indian film star Shabana Azmi talks about appearing in a spoof Indian American film "Loins of Punjab"


  • Emmanuel Nado host of AfricaMix on KALW 91.7 talks with Mary Ambrose about the legendary African singer who was a reluctant activist - Miriam Makeba.











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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