NAM Radio: Weinergate & Gender, Iran Hiker's Mother, Journalist Deaths, Mambo King Hijuelos, Ahmed's Just Like Us

NAM Radio: Weinergate & Gender, Iran Hiker's Mother, Journalist Deaths, Mambo King Hijuelos, Ahmed's Just Like Us

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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 17 and 19, 2011:


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Weinergate: The Difference Between Male and Female Politicians
As everybody knows, this is not the first time a male politician has been caught with his pants down. What is it with these guys? New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi discusses the politics of gender with Mary Hughes, the founder and director of the 2012 Project -- a national campaign to inspire an unprecedented number of women to run for Congress in 2012.

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Will Huma Abedin Remain Weiner's Good South Asian Wife?


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A Mother's Story: Shane Bauer's Mother Speaks
It has been almost two years since Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were detained by Iranian authorities after they were found on the Iran-Iraq border. Their families have been working with authorities, the media and human rights workers to secure their release, but Bauer and Fattal's detention has far exceeded that of recent detentions of U.S. citizens in Iran. New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi discusses the case with Cindy Hickey, mother of Shane, a journalist who also reported for New America Media.

On Sunday June 19 at 4 PM, Sara Shourd, Shane Bauer's fiancee who was also detained in Iran, will be speaking at a screening of the documentary Imprisoned in Iran: American Hikers Search for Freedom, at 20 Barrows Hall at the University of California, Berkeley.

Related Reading on New America Media:
Journalists Call for Iran Hikers' Release


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Journalist Deaths: Tragic Intersection of Lives Across the Globe
Jyotirmoy Kumar Dey and Chauncey Bailey Jr. probably did not know each other. One covered the underworld of gangs in Mumbai. The other covered the Black community in Oakland, Calif. But their lives followed tragic trajectories. New America Media's Sandip Roy comments on the sad parallels of these two journalists' lives.

Related Reading on New America Media:
For Intrepid Journalists, The Most Dangerous Stories Hit Close to Home


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The Man Behind the Mambo Kings

In 1990, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded to The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, a novel written by Cuban-American writer Oscar Hijuelos. He was the first Latino to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. New America Media's Irma Herrera speaks with Hijuelos about his recently published memoir, Thoughts Without Cigarettes.


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Arab Comedians Are Just Like Us
Ahmed Ahmed is an Egyptian American who, like many of his first and second-generation immigrant comedian colleagues, has often travelled throughout the Middle East to perform in English for audiences there. New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi speaks with him about his new documentary, Just LIke Us, which is a window into these travelling Middle Eastern shows.


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