New America Now: Mehserle Trial, Gulf Spill Fallout, Sun Behind the Clouds

New America Now: Mehserle Trial, Gulf Spill Fallout, Sun Behind the Clouds

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Ethnic Media Watch:

Khalil Abdullah and Valeria Fernandez talk about a new initiative to delay the implementation of SB 1070 in Arizona for three years, and; everyone has World Cup Fever, but how does this benefit South Africa?  One Salvadoran pastor believes in the power of the World Cup to open minds and lift spirits.

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Sandip Roy Talks To:

David Hobbs, coordinator of the NOLA Beez hyperlocal news hub in New Orleans, shares the stories of a few families on the Gulf Coast who are struggling economically due to the oil spill.

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Rebecca Plevin, award winning journalist for her three part series on the hazardous waste landfill in Kettleman City, CA, talks about the families she followed during her time there.

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Kevin Weston Talks To:

Journalist Thandisizwe Chimurenga provides the latest update on the Johannes Mehserle murder trial.  The former transit officer is charged with the New Years Day 2009 killing of Oscar Grant III at an Oakland subway station.

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Sandip Roy Talks To:

Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam follow the story of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan struggle for independence against one of the most powerful countries in the world in their film, The Sun Behind the Clouds.  The film opens in the Bay Area on Friday, June 18 at Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. 

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