After 10 years on the air, New America Now is turning out the lights. We started in California, where the term "minority-majority" wasn't just a concept, but a fact of life. It's been a terrific run, and we thank all of our listeners for tuning in to hear the views and opinions of America's "ethnic majorities." The podcasts will remain available for as long as NPR allows, so you can catch up on all those missed episodes! Thank you again, and please visit NewAmericaMedia.org, our parent organization, to keep up on news from the ethnic media. This week: Juan Gonzalez desires that we have "News for All the People" + Jay Feldman writes about the media and "Manufacturing Hysteria" + Cllarence Lusane discovers the "Black History of the White House" + international musician Sheszad Roy wants to reform Pakistan's schools + a special farewell from those who've made New America Now possible.
This Week: Gabriela Villareal from the CPIC grades Gov. Brown's performance on immigration issues + Nassir Ghaemi's new book looks at the "beneficial" mental illnesses of our famous leaders + Simon Winder treks through Germany's past to discover a culture not all that different from ours + Hamid Naficy has just released a difinitive boook on the history of Iranian cinema.
This week: Mary Jo McConahay with her new book "Maya Roads" about the Maya, current and past + Abbas Milani helps us understand how U.S. Iranian realations developed in his book about "The Shaw" + Craig Thompson's epic new graphic novel "Habibi" + and comedian Steve Byrne on his life and comedy.
This week: We discover who's occupying Wall Street + Fariba Nawa on the 10th anniversary of war with Afghanistan + author Sonia Shah on "the Fever" that's killed more than any other + an Armenian-American theater company takes on the aftermath of a genocide.
This week: Jay Feldman on why we Manufacture Hysteria + authors Amir and Khalil's new graphic novel about the 2009 Iranian elections + Fred Wilcox revisits Vietnam in his book "Scorched Earth" + Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani just want to talk about regular stuff.
This week: Author Sally Jacobs introduces the "Other Barack" + "American Teacher" Jonathan Dearman on American teaching + the last in our "Listen In at the Log Cabin Ranch" series + Michael Rothenberg organized "100,000 Poets for Change" + Vera Farmiga's directorial debut reaches "Higher Ground"
This week: the current state of immigration legislation in California + Log Cabin Ranch feature - AJ + the Latino Film Festival opens in S.F. + the film "Precious Knowledge" looks at the latino studies programs in Arizona's schools + comedian Demetri Martin on growing up Greek on the Jersey Shore.
This week: Black Mamba Boy and how he got his name + the story of the war you've never heard about + immigration and a murder the tale of an Asian-American family + D.L. Hughley and the comedy of politics.