Shows: November 22, 2010

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Facing Deportation with a Disability

A Korean-American family gets trapped in the deportation gauntlet. Though his parents have green cards, a bureaucratic snafu has resulted in the possible deportation of a young man with Down Syndrome, back to a land he's never known.

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China Expands its Grasp in Africa

Chinese investment is pouring into many resource-rich communities in Africa, and some activists are wary that China's growing economic influence in the region could foreshadow a more subtle kind of colonialism. We'll speak with EMIRA WOODS, of Foreign Policy in Focus and political science professor GEORGE YU about the impact of the China-Africa connection on labor and human rights.

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Approaching India from Fresh Angles

Mumbai-based writer and critic CHANDRAHAS CHOUDHURY will join us to talk about two new books. He is the author of the novel Arzee the Dwarf which was recently short-listed for the 2010 Commonwealth First Book Prize. He is also the editor of a new anthology of Indian fiction, India: A Traveler's Literary Companion. Tune in to hear him read from his novel, and take us on a dazzling tour of the different regions of India through its best literature--from the little-known works of literary giants like Rushdie to new pieces by up-and-coming young writers.

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