NAM Radio: Wal-Mart, Hacker/Gamers, Dragon Tattoo Lady, Congo's Viva Riva

NAM Radio: Wal-Mart, Hacker/Gamers, Dragon Tattoo Lady, Congo's Viva Riva

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New America Now is the radio program of New America Media. The program is hosted by
Shirin Sadeghi and is broadcast on 91.7 FM KALW San Francisco on Fridays at noon and Sundays at 3 pm.
 
New America Now's Complete Show for June 24 and 26, 2011:


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Supreme Court Dismisses Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Case
In a 5-4 decision, the biggest civil rights case in U.S. history was dismissed by the Supreme Court this week. Over one million women were involved in the lawsuit that alleged that Wal-Mart discriminates against its female employees. New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi speaks with Arcelia Hurtado, Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates, one of the law firms representing the women of Wal-Mart.

Related Reading on New America Media:
New America Now: Wal-Mart Class Action Suit


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The Intersection Between Hacking and Gaming
In the aftermath of the massive hack against Sony Playstation, the relationship between hacking and gaming has gotten many people's attention. New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi speaks with Damon Packwood, a gamer and blogger who brings some insight into the games of hackers.

Related Reading on New America Media:
The Hack Heard Round the World


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The Woman Behind the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
For 30 years, Eva Gabrielsson lived with and loved one man. In 2004, he died, but something else was born: his Millennium Trilogy. Stieg Larsson's three books about Lisbeth Salander, a hacktivist and feminist with a knack for revenge, are some of the top-selling books in history. When Larsson died without a will, the tens of millions of dollars that were made from his three books became the property of his father and brother, leaving his companion Gabrielsson with nothing. New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi speaks with Eva Gabrielsson about her new book, "There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me."

Eva Gabrielsson has two upcoming appearances in the San Francisco Bay area:

Monday, June 27th:
8:00 pm City Arts & Lectures
@ The Herbst Theater at 8pm
San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, June 28th:
11:00 am BOOK PASSAGE Bookstore
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925


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The Congolese Film That Puts Pulp Fiction to Shame

It's been nearly 20 years since a feature film was made in the Congo, but it might have been worth the wait for Viva Riva!, director Djo Munga's new film noir about the battle over gasoline in the high-flying, low lives of the Democratic Republic of Congo's gangland. New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi interviews the Congolese film director about his buzz-worthy new drama.


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