Shows: December 15, 2009

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Facing Climate Change

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As the Copenhagen conference unfolds, China and India play ever greater roles in the politics of carbon emissions while Asian and Pacific island populations bear the brunt of catastrophic climate change. We hear from Shiv Someshwar, Asia Pacific director at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society; Malia Nobrega and Saremin Boengkih of the Indigenous People's Caucus in Copenhagen; and Faith Gemmill of the Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands (REDOIL) Network on different facets of the issue.

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Paradise Lost

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New Orleans-born playwright and drama therapist Yasmine Beverly Rana discusses her new play Paradise, about an undocumented couple deciding whether to evacuate Hurricane Katrina, amid potential interrogation about their status.

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UC Budget Crisis Hits Asian American Education:

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Within the University of California, graduate students and faculty have been protesting in response to the hike in student fees and severe programming cuts, including ethnic studies and Asian languages. To explain the situation, we will be joined by Philippine News correspondent Erin Pangilinan, an alumna of UCB and UCSC and currently with Berkeley's Asian American Pacific Islander Alumni Association.

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