Shows: March 26, 2012

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Muslim Surveillance: The Human Toll

As revelations continue to surface about the extent of NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities in the New York area, a group of South Asian organizations has released a report documenting the chilling effects of over a decade of targeting by law enforcement agencies. We'll speak with representatives of Desis Rising Up & Moving, a Queens-based organization whose members were interviewed for the report, about the profiling that has affected their daily lives, from where they work and worship to how they choose to dress and wear their hair.

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Turmoil in Burma

In Burma, recent political reforms have drawn international praise and a visit from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But these reforms have done little to quell fighting in the country's northern Kachin state, where rebels have been battling government forces since June of last year. The conflict has displaced tens of thousands and exacerbated shortages of food, water and medical supplies. We'll be joined by Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch, about a new HRW report that describes widespread abuse of Kachin refugees by Burmese soldiers, including allegations of rape and torture.

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Heroes and Villains: Tibet in Comics

Two exhibits currently up at New York's Rubin Museum of Art explore crossings between comics and ideas of Tibet. In "Hero, Villain,Yeti, " a collection of comic art spanning 60 years, comics from Mickey Mouse to Lara Croft reflect the evolution of stereotypes about Tibet. "Karma-Con" features New York comic artists' take on the Wheel of Life, an important artistic image in Tibet. We speak with assistant curator Beth Citron and with contributing comics artists Katie Skelly and Josh Neufeld.

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