Shows: June 24, 2008

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Immigration Raids Across the US: What is behind the current increase?

First, from California to Florida, Boston to Iowa, immigration raids are sweeping the country, in industries as diverse as the service industry, agriculture and manufacturing. The nature of the raids has differed, as the populations affected. In many circumstances, the raids involve up to 100 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers storming businesses, and picking up all suspected employees, sending panic among communities where immigrant labor provides the backbone of the economy. To understand the patterns between the raids and the political climate in which the Justice Department has increased scrutiny and charges, we speak to amalia anderson, the Project Director for the Main Street Project in Iowa.

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An Interview with author, Don Lee

Author Don Lee's new book, Wrack and Ruin, is a comedic novel featuring a quirky cast of characters whose paths cross one Labor Day weekend in the fictional town of Rosarita Bay, near San Francisco. The story centers on Lyndon Song, a formerly renowned sculptor who left behind the New York art world to become a Brussels sprout farmer; and his brother, Woody, a Hollywood producer who specializes in adapting Asian hits for the American cinema. Wrack and Ruin was published this spring by Norton. APF collective member Leyla Mei spoke with Don Lee earlier this month and recorded this interview.

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NYC-based artist, YaliniDream Performs

YaliniDream's performance work incorporates a unique blend of theater, spoken word, song, and dance to explore issues in the Sri Lankan Diaspora using gender and sexuality as a lens. YaliniDream's directorial and facilitation work centers interdisciplinary collaboration. This weekend for the first time in a year Yalinidream and Varuni Tiruchelvam will share a full set of their work in NYC. A unique blend of poetry, song, theater, and dance this performance speaks to the survival of spirit. The work journeys through many spaces from the humorous conflict of a young girls dilemma between sexy thoughts and bedtime prayers to the heart wrenching stories of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. YaliniDream will join us in the studio tonight to perform some pieces and talk to us about her work.

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This program is brought to you by Leyla Mei and Silky Shah of the APF collective.

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