Shows: October 31, 2006

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Nukes in North Korea

North Korea agreed today to resume participation in six-party talks on its nuclear program. These talks had stalled more than a year ago after Pyongyang pulled out in protest at U.S. financial sanctions. How can progressives make sense of the Korean-U.S. standoff? Listen to PROFESSOR THOMAS KIM, executive director of the KOREA POLICY INSTITUTE, get behind the angry rhetoric.

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India's Newly Enacted Domestic Violence Act

On October 26, India enacted a new law that provides some protection for women against domestic violence, marital rape, dowry-related violence by husbands to-be and in-laws, and other abuse. It's considered a victory by many in India's women's rights movement, who have been fighting for legal protections for years. Meanwhile, the law has sparked great debate within India about sex equality and marriage, as well as violence against women. We talk to INDIRA JAISING, a leading women's rights attorney based in New Delhi, about the law, the fight for its passage, the women's rights movement in India.

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The Elections and Asian Americans

The midterm elections are one week away and there are an unprecedented number of Asian-Americans on the ballot - 60 candidates at the state and federal levels. In California, home to 40% of all Asian voters, there are 26 Asian Americans on the ballot - 14 Democrats, 11 Republicans and one Libertarian. PHIL TAJITSU NASH, political consultant and longtime friend of APF, discusses the significance of this electoral surge.

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