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

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This week on New America Now: Marcelo Ballve and Julie Pham join Ethnic Media Watch, Charlene Muhammad discusses the impact of the stimulus on black households, Linda Frank is chair for the Jews in Modern China exhibit in San Francisco, Monika Navarro looks at Mexican deportees in Lost Souls, and playwright Enrique Urueta is the author of Learn to be Latina.

Ethnic Media Watch:

Marcelo Ballve talks about the upcoming march for immigration in Washington and rumors about Walmart helping ICE in immigration raids. Media monitor Julie Pham discusses how fortune cookies are being used to promote the 2010 Census.


Sandip Roy talks to:

Charlene Muhammad looks at why stimulus dollars are helping financial institutions rather than equity rich but cash poor black households.


Linda Frank discusses the Jewish diaspora in modern China. She is the chair of the Jews in Modern China exhibit at the Presidio Officer's Club in San Francisco.


Lost Souls is a documentary film by director Monika Navarro exploring what happens after deportees are sent to a land they do not consider home. It is airing Tuesday, March 23rd on PBS as part of the Independent Lens series.


Enrique Urueta is the author of a funny, raunchy and insightful play at the Impact Theater in Berkeley, Learn to be Latina.


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