Shows: November 29, 2006

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Food for Thought: A Web-only Special!
APF was pre-empted this week. But get your weekly fix here! Encores of three stories to help you recover from Thanksgiving overindulgence.

The Reality Behind The Real Thing: Coke in the Global South

Hear about conflicts pitting multinational Coca-Cola against communities in South Asia and Latin America. AMIT SRIVASTAVA of the activist group Global Resistance talks to APF about how Coke has become the flashpoint of anti-corporate globalization protests across India. JANA SILVERMAN of the Committee for Social Justice in Colombia discusses the U.S. court case in which Coke’s largest Latin American bottler has been charged with anti-union assassinations.

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Ming Tsai: Model Minority?

ANITA MANNUR, who is writing a book about "gastronomic multiculturalism", will join us for a free-wheeling conversation about Asian food and pop culture. How does fusion cuisine relate to the model minority myth? Why do people always think about Asian food when they think about Asians? And what’s up with that ever-present question, “Do Asians really eat dogs”?

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The History of Chinese Menus in America!

Listen to a funny and fascinating interview with HARLEY SPILLER, whose collection of 10,000 Chinese restaurant menus was the main source for the 2005 exhibit “Have You Eaten Yet? The Chinese Restaurant in America” at Chinatown’s Museum of Chinese in the Americas. Spiller, a legendary collector and connoisseur of Chinese food, has amassed menus dating back to 1879--“windows”, he has said, “into issues of race, gender, transnational culture, economics, and more”. Tune in too for some vintage recordings by Louis Prima (“Chop Suey”) and Biz Markie (“Chinese Food”).

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