NAM Radio: Zero Tolerance, University Medalist, Arab-American Women, I Heart Hamas

NAM Radio: Zero Tolerance, University Medalist, Arab-American Women, I Heart Hamas

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From Schoolhouse to Jailhouse: The Zero Tolerance Policy
Schools across the nation are increasingly adopting punitive measures against students as a way to control and deter violence and other disruptive behaviors at school. But a rising tide of voices say Zero Tolerance policies are ineffective, and in fact only succeed in making matters worse, by creating a “school to prison pipeline.” New America Media's Jacob Simas discusses the issue with former New America Media Managing Editor Annette Fuentes, author of the new book “Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse".

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UC Berkeley's University Medal Winner
Aaron Benavidez made headlines this year not just because he was chosen as UC Berkeley's top graduate and commencement speaker with his University Medal win, but because of the journey he took to get there. He speaks with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi.


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Katrina in Five Worlds
Kathy Saade Kenny
is one of those rare individuals who finds a treasured family artifact in the attic and decides the world can benefit from finding it too. In her case, it was a stack of old family letters, written mostly in Arabic, which have now been transformed into an incredible narrative of her grandmother, Katrina, who lived in 5 different countries, including Russia, Palestine and Mexico, before she finally made her home in California. Kenny spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi about her new book, Katrina in Five Worlds, the story of a few letters that captured a lifetime.


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I Heart Hamas: an Arab-American Comedy

It's not easy being an Arab-American, it's even tougher trying to make it in the comedy business, but Jennifer Jajeh is a woman who likes a challenge. Her one-woman show, I Heart Hamas, has made headlines, and not just because she hearts Hamas (or does she?). Jajeh spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi.


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