Shows: April 22, 2008

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Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo

Harold and Kumar 2: Interviews with Kal Penn and the Directors

When Harold and Kumar go to White Castle came out, most people had no idea a film about two Asian Americans getting stoned could become a cult classic. While many came out of the film entertained, the subtle references to racism in "multi-cultural" America created a dialogue that was completely unexpected. The new film, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, goes to the next level of the race and political debate in the US with the heavier subject of detention, a fictional portrayal of George W. Bush, and much more. In this segment we discuss the film and play interviews with KAL PENN, who plays Kumar and the directors, HAYDEN SCHLOSSBERG and JOHN HURWITZ

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Guantanamo Bay: Cast, Writers and Activist on the Issues Raised by the Title of Harold and Kumar 2

After discussing the film about "unlikely" prisoners escaping from Guantanamo Bay, we ask KAL PENN, HAYDEN SCHLOSSBERG & JON HURWITZ, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS and CHRISTOPHER MELONI of the film about the title and what they think it means. Later we talk to a LYNN KATES from the Center for Constitutional Rights about what's really happening in the country's most notorious military prison.

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Yogi B on Hip Hop in the South Asian Diaspora

Indian-Malaysian rapper YOGI B and Tamil rap group, Natchatra are visiting the US to introduce their brand of hip hop from a different area of the South Asian Diaspora. They were recently in Chicago at the HipHopistan event, which explored the linguistic and pan-ethnic expressions of various South Asian Hip-Hop artists. We will talk to Yogi B about the event and play some tracks from their new album, Vallavan.

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