The Climate Debate Pushes On
Today, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to address the climate change crisis, leading up to the Copenhagan talks in December. But much remains unresolved. How do new Asian powerhouses push for an environmentally just solution, while considering a disparity in resources and emissions? With Kumi Naidoo from Greenpeace International.
Chair of the Global Call to Action against Poverty and one of the leaders of the TckTckTck Campaign for environmental justice.
"Azadi (Freedom)" by DJ Spooky / Sussan Deyhim
Pakistani American Play in the Backdrop of 9/11
In the weeks after the 9/11 attacks, while the country was grappling with how the world had changed, Wahajat Ali tried to make sense of what was happening through the lens of a Pakistani American family. The result is the play, Domestic Crusaders, running now in New York. With the cast of the play, live in-studio for a special performance and discussion.
Adeel Ahmed grew up in Huntington, NY. He completed his training at TVI Actor's Studio and landed roles on television shows such as "Law and Order" and the pilot of "Cashmere Mafia" with Lucy Lui. He has also worked with Academy Award nominee writer Charles H. Fuller ("A Soldier's Play"/"A Soldier's Story") in the stage production of "The Woodpecker." His recent work includes starring in the play "Voices From Guantanamo" and a 16 episode television series with critically acclaimed director Mehreen Jabbar ("Ramchand Pakistani").
Kamran Khan grew up in Peoria, Illinois, the home of Caterpillar, Richard Pryor, and next door to Ronald Reagan’s birthplace. He moved to New York to act, and has performed in the play For Pete’s Sake. Other credits include the Fringe Festival award winning play, John Goldfarb, Please Come Home and at the Comic Strip, Live! open mics. He’s currently in pre-production on the feature film, Ground Zed, which he has written.
Monisha Shiva was born and raised in NYC. She studied at William Esper Studios and Studio 5 and studied Kathak. Her credits include The Guru, Cosmopolitan, and Karma, Confessions & Holi and films from independent artists. She has performed in theater productions of Rats and I, Kreon.
Asian American Candidates Win at the Polls
The city's September primary charted big wins for Asian American candidates, including John Liu, who is poised to become the first Asian American elected to citywide office. What does this mean for the thousands of Asian American New Yorkers, millions of immigrants, and others pushing for a progressive city agenda? With Peter Kwong, author and professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center for the City University of New York.
Dr. Kwong is a professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His latest books are “Chinese America: The Untold Story of America’s Oldest New Community” and “Chinese Americans: An Immigrant Experience."
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