This Week on New America Now: Nuclear Disaster, Iranian New Year, and the New Jim Crow

This Week on New America Now: Nuclear Disaster, Iranian New Year, and the New Jim Crow

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Japan's Nuclear Disaster and the California Fall-Out
New America Media's Yoichi Shimatsu reveals the Japanese government's early attempts to cover up the Japanese nuclear disaster and warns about the radiation fall-out that could reach into the United States. 
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Iranian New Year -- Norooz 
With the vernal equinox comes the ancient celebration of Iranian New Year, also known as Norooz, a holiday that is celebrated all over the world amongst Persianate cultures. We speak with expert Touraj Daryaee about the significance of Norooz and how it is celebrated. 


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The New Jim Crow
Lawyer and author Michelle Alexander discusses her new book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 


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Made in India
Co-directors Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha discuss their new documentary Made in India, which is featured at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. The film looks at the lives of an American woman and the Indian woman who gets paid to be the surrogate mother of her children. 


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Oracle of Stamboul
Author Michael Lukas discusses his new novel about young Eleonar Cohen and her journeys in Turkey. 


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