Shows: November 11, 2013

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Coastal Communities Clash with Big Industry

As South Asian countries embrace neoliberal agendas and invite foreign investment, environmental devastation and the displacement of people's livelihoods have become crises that the state must address. Tonight we hear from Herman Kumara on the impact of tourist development on fishing communities in Sri Lanka. We then compare his struggle to communities in Orissa, India, who are resisting plans for the South Korean company POSCO to create a steel plant. Wildlife biologist and activist Divya Karnad speaks about this $12 billion investment plan.

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Kung-Pao Chicken - The Story of Chinese American Take-out Food

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Have you ever wondered how Kung Pao chicken got its name? Was crab rangoon ever really part of Chinese cuisine? And who is General Tso anyway? We bring you an encore broadcast of APF co-producer Hyun Lee's interview with Scott Lu of brb-eating.com to learn about the history behind the good ole’ Chinese American take-out and learn how to make Kung Pao chicken two-ways. Listen to the segment here

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Songs of Resistance from South Asia

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There is a widespread assumption that the only new music in South Asia is Bollywood music. Countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka have long histories of folk music, protest songs, and political poetry that continue today. Tonight we hear a selection of artists from South Asia, who sing about gender, labor, and the celebration of people’s movements.

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