Shows: September 29, 2009

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Feds Raid Queens Afghan Community

In the wake of ongoing investigations of alleged terrorist ties, FBI agents have "preventively" raided the homes of several Afghan residents in Queens in recent weeks. Yet again, community members now fear repression and negative backlash. Who is standing up for civil rights? With Monami Maulik, executive director of Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM).

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Back to School Special: Best Colleges for API Students

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress teams with blogger Angry Asian Man to issue a fresh report on the top ten colleges and universities for API students-- by progressive activists' criteria. With Oiyan Poon of APAFP.

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The Basement Workshop Looks Back and Forward

Founded in Chinatown in the early 1970s, Basement Workshop was the first multidisciplinary, non-profit Asian American cultural institution in New York, with a profound impact on Asian American arts and community organizing as we know them today. This week they celebrate their 25th anniversary with a reunion, performances and interactive documentation project. With Fay Chiang, co-founder and former director of the Basement Workshop, Alexandra Chang, and Nancy Ng Tam.

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