Shows: August 6, 2012

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Report Reveals Exploitation of South Asian Workers

A new report from Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) and the Urban Justice Center reveals that South Asian workers in New York City are consistently underpaid, overworked and harassed at the workplace. To hear about the findings of the report and the efforts to protect workers, we'll be joined by DRUM founder and executive director, Monami Maulik, and Kazi Fouzia, a retail worker based in Queens.

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Update on the Gurdwara Shooting in Wisconsin & Desis Rising Up and Moving visits the UK

APF speaks with Tejpreet Kaur of the Sikh Coalition on the recent shootings at a Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, which left 7 people dead and several wounded. We discuss the political climate that leads to the targeting of Muslim, South Asian, and Middle Eastern communities with Monami Maulik and Fahd Ahmed of DRUM, Desis Rising Up and Moving.

DRUM will stay on to discuss a recent trip to the UK, where they toured the country with CagePrisoners, an organization focused on raising awareness about Guantanamo Bay. While in the UK, DRUM met with organizations and families impacted by British national security policies as well as police accountability and migrant rights groups.

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An interview with Fared Shafinury

Persian classical music is not the typical soundtrack for young second-generation Iranians in the United States. But for singer-songwriter Fared Shafinury, the traditional sounds of the Persian stringed instrument, the setar, spoke to him like no other. APF producer, Saara Azadi, sat down with Shafinury and discussed his poetic process, travels to Iran, views on politics, and of course, his music.

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