New America Now: Prison Poet, Distress Index and the Atomic Bomb

New America Now: Prison Poet, Distress Index and the Atomic Bomb

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Aaron Glantz discusses NAM's Distress Index: a close look at how the citizens of San Francisco are faring in the recession.


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It's not unusual to find three Vietnamese or Thai restaurants in a 2 block radius. Although the ethnic restaurant business is booming, the Jewish deli seems to be disappearing. David Sax discusses his book, Save the Deli.


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Judith Tannenbaum met Spoon Jackson while she taught in San Quentin prison in the 1980's. While they worked together, Spoon found that he was a writer and a poet. By Heart: Poetry, Prison and Two Lives is their story.


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M.T. Silvia tells the story of her mother who worked on the atom bomb, witnessed and studying detonations as a navy biologist. In her film Atomic Mom, Silva juxtaposes her mothers story against the story of another mother – a survivor of the atom bomb that was dropped on hiroshima.

Atomic Mom screens at the Mill Valley FIlm Fesitval on October 16


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