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Manufacturing Terror: The Media’s Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Problem

After the Boston Marathon bombing, journalists scrambled to identify those responsible for the attack, and their motive. Rolling news and online message boards were filled with speculation, many pointing the finger at Muslims and Arabs. Does the media reinforce anti-Arab and anti-Muslim stereotypes? Featuring: Adel Iskandar, media and communications scholar; Mike German, ACLU Washington Legislative Office senior policy council; Maytha Alhassen, University of Southern California Provost Ph.D. Fellow in American Studies and Ethnicity; Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, HuffPost Live co-founding member Special thanks to The Media Democracy Fund and The Media Consortium for funding our travel to the National Conference on Media Reform More information Full panel: Manufacturing Terror: The Media’s Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Problem Social media’s rush to judgement Decoding the Invisible Whiteness In Boston Bombing Coverage The Tangled Meanings—and Misuses—of ‘Radicalization’ Obama’s rush to judgment: Was the Boston bombing really a “terrorist” act? Jon Stewart mocks CNN’s new ‘responsible’ reporting on Boston bombing Film review: “Planet of the Arabs” and “Arabs A...

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Undocumented and Undaunted: DREAMer Artists Speak Out

The struggles of undocumented youth in the US often fly under the radar of the mainstream media. But with the tools of creative expression and the power of social media, a new generation of young immigrants is making sure their voices are heard. On this edition, young undocumented artists speak their truth, as the world listens.

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Arundhati Roy: Jungles of Resistance

Renowned Indian author Arundhati Roy takes us deep into the revolutionary-filled jungles of India, as she reads excerpts from her new book ‘Walking with the Comrades’.

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Beats, Rhymes and Laughs: Culture As a Tool for Racial Justice

Artists and creative people have always used culture as a tool for social change. On this edition, excerpts from a panel on racial justice, culture and politics featuring some of today’s most insightful and outspoken artists.

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Art is Our Weapon: A Conversation With Climbing Poetree

Alixa and Naima are two poets who together make up Climbing PoeTree, an award winning performance duo. Mixing poetry and politics they seek to use their words to educate and inspire. On this edition, we hear performances by Climbing PoeTree and find out where such inspiring artists find their own inspiration.

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Room To Breathe: From Chaos to Peace in the Classroom

At overcrowded and underfunded public schools across the country high suspension rates are exacerbating existing achievement gaps. Often, chaos in the classroom is to blame, keeping students from concentrating on their classes. On this edition we’ll hear excerpts from Russell Long’s film “Room to Breathe” which takes us to a middle school in San Francisco, California, that began teaching mindfulness in the hopes of giving students the skills they need to focus on learning.

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Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment ENCORE

African-Americans are helping to lead the environmental movement. We take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and a local bike ride in California, where local black leaders are changing the color of environmentalism.

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Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture

Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture. But protestors and artists are finding ways to turn the virtual world into a place where the military hero narrative can be questioned. On this edition, we hear excerpts from the movie Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture, written and directed by Roger Stahl.

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Arundhati Roy: Jungles of Resistance

Renowned Indian author Arundhati Roy takes us deep into the revolutionary-filled jungles of India, as she reads excerpts from her new book ‘Walking with the Comrades’.

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Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Youth Speakin’ for Themselves

Spoken word. Its poetry…its hip-hop…and it’s increasingly, the chosen means of expression for today’s youth. On this edition, to celebrate National Poetry month, we bring you the poets and students of Youth Speaks, from their annual event in honor of another master orator, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Special thanks to Youth Speaks. Featuring: James Kass, Youth Speaks founder & executive director; Talia Young, Dante Clark, Gretchen Carvahol, Prentice Powell, Justin Jodiatis, spoken word artists. —WEB SEGMENTS— Full length recording of Youth Speaks ‘Bringing The Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’ – January 16, 2012 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. For More Information: Youth Speaks Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, Vona Read, Write, Think Hot Water Cornbread Red Room Poets Split this Rock Poetry National Association for Poetry Therapy Poetry Foundation Philly Youth Poets Articles: ‘This Is the Time for Poetry’: A Conversation With Alice Walker Adrienne Rich, LA Times obituary MUSIC: Dear Mama by Tupac Hip-Hop by Dead Prez...

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