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New America Now: Manny's Final Fight, California Hope, AA Film Festival

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Mar 12, 2010


This week on New America Now: Anthony Advincula and Mai Ver Dong join Ethnic Media Watch, Richard Rodriguez sees optimism in the state of California, the ODC Dance Company is traveling through Southeast Asia for the State Department, and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival launches this weekend.

Ethnic Media Watch:

Ethnic News Monitor Anthony Advincula looks at Manny Pacquiao's possible final boxing match on Saturday night, and Mai Der Vong talks about how much more difficult it is to adopt Chinese babies than it once was.


Sandip Roy talks to:

With student protests, a contentious governor's race and a $20 billion budget gap, is this the end of the road for the California dream? Commentator and essayist Richard Rodriguez sees some reason for optimism.


Chi-hui Yang is the Festival Director for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, and Deann Borshay Liem is the director/producer of In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, premiering at the festival.


On the opening of their latest season, Brenda Way, head of the ODC Dance Company, talks about being one of three dance companies traveling through Southeast Asia for the State Department. ODC Downtown will be at Yerba Buena's Novellus Theater from March 12-28. Click here for tickets.


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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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