New America Now

Up Front RadioNew America Now: Dispatches from the New Majority airs Fridays at 12:00 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 3:00 p.m. on KALW, 91.7 FM.

New America Now is an award winning, hour long, news and culture audio magazine for and from California's ethnic communities. Drop in segments are available in five and nine minute modules for broadcast on public radio. Contact Mary Ambrose for more information at: mambrose [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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New America Now: Between Two Worlds

New America Now, Audio, May 18, 2010

Roxana Saberi talks about her experience in an Iranian prison, Peter Hessler goes Country Driving in China, and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of One Amazing Thing.

New America Now: Island Beneath the Sea

New America Now, Audio, May 07, 2010

This week on New America Now: Author Isabel Allende discusses her latest novel, Island Beneath the Sea. Her first novel in four years is an addictive stew of race, sex, magic, and realism set in eighteenth century Haiti.

New America Now: Catholic Church, Icelandic Volcanos and Arizona Watch

New America Now, Audio, Apr 30, 2010

This week on New America Now: Odette Keeley with headlines from New America Media, Julie Pham and Marcelo Ballve on Ethnic Media Watch, Richard Rodriguez talks about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, Conservationist Małgorzata Górska is winner of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize, and Christina Sunley is the author of The Tricking of Freya.

New America Now: Trust in Education, Cuban Biodiversity, Doll Diplomacy

New America Now, Audio, Apr 23, 2010

This week on New America Now: Odette Keeley with headlines from New America Media, Valeria Fernandez and Stan Washington on Ethnic Media Watch, Budd Mackenzie talks about girls education in Afghanistan, Cuban scientist Umberto Rios looks at Cuban agriculture, and Curators Melissa Rinne and Alan Pate tell the story of "doll diplomacy" between the US and Japan.

New America Now: Voices From The Muslim World

New America Now, Audio, Apr 16, 2010

This week on New America Now - Voices From the Muslim World: Stephen Franklin talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers in the Middle East, author Reza Aslan the looks at the "clash of civilizations" mentality in No god But God, Sumbul Ali-Karamali explains how Muslim women are participating in society and changing the world in The Muslim Next Door, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma on his award winning documentary Jihad for Love which shows the pressures of being a gay Muslim.

New America Now: Writing About Japan

New America Now, Audio, Apr 09, 2010

This week on New America Now - Writing About Japan: A serial killer strikes in post-war Tokyo in Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace, In Color of the Sea, John Hamamura examines living in America as a Japanese-American during the mid-20th century, and Michael Zielenzieger looks at Japan's lost generation in Shutting Out The Sun.

New America Now: Stormy Weather, I Got Thunder, Paula West

New America Now, Audio, Apr 02, 2010

This week on New America Now - A special on black entertainers: James Gavin talks about his book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, Lashonda Barnett looks at black women songwriters and their craft in I Got Thunder, and local singer Paula West reveals some of her favorite jazz musicians.

New America Now: Health Care Lessons, To Kill A Tiger, Shanghai Celebration

New America Now, Audio, Mar 26, 2010

Frank Sharry looks at the connection between health care and immigration reform, Jid Lee is the author of To Kill A Tiger about growing up in South Korea after the war, and a new art exhibit on the city of Shanghai has opened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

New America Now: Stimulus Impact, Lost Souls, Learn to be Latina

New America Now, Audio, Mar 19, 2010

Charlene Muhammad discusses the impact of the stimulus on black households, Lost Souls by Monika Navarro is a new documentary about Mexican deportees, and playwright Enrique Urueta is the author of Learn to be Latina

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

New America Now, Audio, Mar 12, 2010

Anthony Advincula discusses the possibility of Manny Pacquiao's final fight this saturday, Commentator Richard Rodriguez sees reason for optimism in California, and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival launches this weekend.

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