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It's Tuesday, the day we read from your emails and Web comments. Many of you shared stories about how your community talks about domestic violence. Maurine Merchant(ph) emailed us from Idaho: People do not talk enough about domestic violence. I work in an agency that assist victims and so many women still lives in silence and believe this is a problem that only they are experiencing. We're seeing woman putting up with the violence now especially in these economic times in the fear of, how will I make it financially without them. As I go out into the community to educate various groups it is still a topic that so many people do not want to admit takes place.
Last Thursday, TALK OF THE NATION became TALK OF THE WORLD again. The topic -how your country talks about race. We heard from Germany and Ireland and Italy, among others. And Edwin Gonzalez(ph) emailed to tell us that race is not discussed much at all where he lives in South America. Instead, race has been replaced by class labels. In many Latin American countries, Indian means poor. Moreover, the sense of pride about Native American roots or Indian roots is systematically and culturally ignored or discouraged. Our next TALK OF THE WORLD special is scheduled for Thursday March 26th and we hope you'll join us for that broadcast.
And finally: Bollywood. We got a crash course last week on the moviemaking capital of the world in sheer volume of films. And we asked those of you who loved Bollywood to tell us why. Huma Yuen(ph) answered: Bollywood movies are trying to entertain people by reaching out to many different aspects of what makes us human. Things like love and romance, music, drama, comedy, action, jealousy all packaged in a movie. With 20 to 30 rupees you can get a complete package of emotions and entertainment. And that price by the way comes out to about 50 cents. And if you have no idea where to start looking for a good Bollywood movie, check out our Web site.
We posted a list of five must see Bollywood films - yes "Monsoon Wedding" is on the list. That's at npr.org/talk. As always, if you have comments questions or corrections for us the best way to reach us is by email. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know where you're writing from and give us some help on how to your pronounce your name.
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