NAM Radio: Pakistan's Imran Khan, S-Comm, Girls' Madrassahs, Khair Khana

NAM Radio: Pakistan's Imran Khan, S-Comm, Girls' Madrassahs, Khair Khana

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Imran Khan: Pakistan's Hero Politician
He is a sports hero who led Pakistan to its first and only Cricket World Cup championship. He's one of the country's leading philanthropists, having built schools and Pakistan's only cancer hospital. And he's an international celebrity. But today, more than ever, he is known as one of Pakistan's most popular politicians, even though his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (Movement for Justice) has no representation in parliament after boycotting the last elections as a protest against corruption. Imran Khan is a household name in Pakistan and he speaks with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi.

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The Department of Homeland Security's Secure Communities Program
The Secure Communities program, also know as S-Comm, is a controversial federal program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, which mandates local police and sheriff’s departments to hand over the fingerprints of those they arrest to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.  New America Media's Jacob Simas discussed the issue with Isabel Alegria, Communications Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center.


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The Girls' Madrassahs of Pakistan
Shahnaz Chinoy Taplin is the co-founder and Chair of the Board of the Muslim Women's Fund. She traveled to Pakistan in 2009 working on projects to help women and girls get better access to well-rounded education, including projects that involved educating women and girls who study at madrassahs, usually schools whose primary educational focus is on religion. She spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi about the students and staff at these religious schools.


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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

In the wake of the Three Cups of Tea controversy comes another book about the people of Afghanistan. Host Shirin Sadeghi speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about her new book, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, about an entrepreneurial woman in Afghanistan.


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Political Shake-Up in West Bengal
Mamata Banerjee will become the first woman to head the government of India's fourth most populous state. And her campaign trying to position her as the candidate for hope and change has drawn comparisons to Barack OBama's presidential campaign. Sandip Roy reports from his hometown, West Bengal's capital Kolkata.

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Schwarzenegger and the Politics of Sex Scandals
There is a limit to the public's patience and like Bill Clinton before him, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has gotten there. The new revelations about the teenage son he fathered with a member of his domestic staff have gotten many Californians wondering why they believed him back in 2003 when he claimed that he doesn't have issues with fidelity and appropriate behavior with the women on his staff. Host Shirin Sadeghi discusses the politics of sex scandals with New America Media Editor and Host of the Hutchinson Report Newsmaker Hour Earl Ofari Hutchinson.

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