New America Now: "Freedom" Summer Is Over, Back to School

New America Now: "Freedom" Summer Is Over, Back to School

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Jalal Ghazi joins us to discuss the recent flood in Pakistan and why the Arab countries have given a much smaller sum of aid.


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In his latest book, Freedom Summer, Bruce Watson tells the story the extraordinary idealism of young men and women who came to Mississippi and the hugely courageous men and women they found there in the summer of 1964– the savage season that made Mississippi burn and made American democracy.


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In a commentary, Pendarvis Harshaw, reflects on the educational paths taken and how it changed the paths not taken.


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The world’s biggest migration story does not happen across borders. The long march in contemporary China has been from villages inland to the factory cities along the coast. where our clothes, TVs, and toys are made. Lixin Fan follows one family on their journey in his documentary film, Last Train Home. Last Train Home will be opening in a theatre near you in the next month. 


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Sandip Roy and Richard Rodriguez discuss Ground Zero.