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3/13/14 Fukushima Anniversary; CAAM Fest 2014; Aimee Suzara’s Souvenir

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Three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster started thousands of Japanese take to the street demanding an end to nuclear power. On this week’s show, we’ll go to Japan where the Fukushima plant continues to spew tons of radioactive water. Then we’ll head back to the Bay where the Center for Asian American media presents CAAM Fest 2014. With 120 films, and over 200 film makers and special guests in person, it is the largest Asian American film festival in North America. We’ll also be speaking with Aimee Suzara about her new book, “Souvenir.”

Hosted by Tara Dorabji

11/29/12 No Nukes Fukushima, North Korean Refugee Adoption Act, and Aung San Suu Kyi

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On tonight’s show, Karl Jagbandhansingh interviews Chizu Hamada, a new activist who thinks we should all heed the wake up call of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  She organizes with the No Nukes Action Committee which organizes protests on the 11th of each month at the Japanese Consulate (50 Fremont St., San Francisco).

A music break with Jared Rehberg‘s Connected To You.

Then, a look at the North Korean Refugee Adoption Act and the history of Korean adoption, featuring Korea Policy Institute Fellows Christine Hong and Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and adoptee of color activist So Yung Kim, who is also a co-founder of Transracial Abductees.

Finally, selections of Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at a meeting for the Bay Area Burmese community at the University of San Francisco earlier this fall.

Community Calendar

Looking for gifts for the holidays?  Visit Native American vendors at the Red Friday Holiday Market.  The event will be held Friday, Nov. 30 from 11am to 4pm at the Native American Health Center, 2950 International Boulevard, Oakland.

On Saturday, Dec. 1 check out the First East Bay Anarchist Book Fair at Humanist Hall in Oakland.  The event runs from 10am-8pm and explores questions of how change happens, violence vs. non-violence, and how to move forward in a time of crisis.  For more information visit eastbayanarchist.com

Then, on Sunday, help send off the Bay Area Delegation that is heading to Mindanao, Philippines to forge solidarity with indigenous people who are organizing to fight large scale mining by multinational mining corporations.  The event is a fundraiser for their trip featuring performances by Power Struggle and members of the Bay Area delegation.  It will be held this Sunday from 5pm-8pm at the Causa Justa Just Cause Office, 3268 San Pablo Ave.  Oakland.  This event is free and wheelchair accessible.  You can also donate online.

Thursday Dec. 6 from 6 to 8pm at 518 Valencia Street in San Francisco, POWER, the Center for Political Education, and Making Contact are hosting a release event for Next Stop: Justice, a new report that looks at public transit policy in San Francisco.  The event features Sunyoung Yang from the Bus Riders Union in Los Angeles, Miho Kim from the Data Center, Bob Allen from Urban Habitat, and youth and community leaders from POWER’s Transit to the People campaign.  This event is free and wheelchair accessible.  Childcare will be provided.