Shows: September 15, 2009

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Naeem Mohaiemen

The Next Philippine President?

Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. is the secretary of defense of the Philippines--and widely considered a leading contender in next year's presidential race. APF's Dorian Merina covered his recent visit to New York.

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Domestic Worker Bill of Rights: Close to Passage?

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For more than five years, New York’s domestic workers—nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers--have been organizing, rallying, and lobbying to pass a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Now, that bill--the first of its kind in the nation--is close to being passed in the legislature and signed into law by the Governor. We’re joined by Aijen Poo, director of Domestic Workers United.

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Pineapple Culture: A New Book

Historian Gary Okihiro traces the transit of the pineapple—from tropical America to European tables and back to America—to tell the story of empire. Along the way, he locates Hawaii at the center of a world system of commerce and discovers a political history to the tropical and temperate zones. Okihiro joins us to talk about his new book.

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Live True Life or Die Trying: A New Show by Artist Naeem Mohaiemen

One day in Dhaka, Naeem Mohaiemen attends two marches—one of familiar leftists, the other of young islamists. Mohaiemen’s photo, text, and video installation at CUE Art Foundation plumbs the role of the
documentarian who is also a propagandist. The writer and artist joins us to talk about the show.

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