Former German central banker Thilo Sarrazin has provoked a heated debate in Germany with the publication in August of his book: Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab -- or Germany Does Away with Itself. In the book Sarrazin says Muslims are either unwilling or incapable of integration and that immigrants are more of a negative than a positive for the country. Politicians roundly condemned the statements, but some Germans say Sarrazin has publicly stated what many actually think. Host Miriam Widman discusses the book and immigration with Feridun Bek, a German of Turkish descent who is an auto industry executive now living in Detroit and with Sergey Lagodinsky, a Russian-Jewish immigrant to Germany who is a lawyer and member of the Social Democratic Party.
One Land, Many Voices welcomes Dr. Nada Elia and Dr. Jess Ghannam for an in-depth discussion of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement that is taking hold here in the United States.
Dr. Nada Elia is professor of Global and Gender Studies at Antioch University, Seattle. A scholar-activist, she has published widely on resistance to institutionalized systems of oppression, and is a community organizer with INCITE!
The well known Yemeni activist and journalist, Tawakkol Karman joins host, Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the government repression being carrried out in Yemen in the name of the "War on Terror" and about the ongoing struggle for freedom of the expression, including the recent jailings of journalists.
Stephanie Potter interviews Dianne Aigaki who is a botanical artist and consultant for nonprofit organizations worldwide, who lives between India, Tibet and Mexico. Aigaki moved to Dharamsala, India at the foot of the Himalayas in 1996, and began working as a volunteer consultant for the Tibetan Exile Government.
Young People's Film and Video Festival; "Playground" documentary about child trafficking
On "Behind the Screen" Host/Producer Natalie Butto features the Young People's Film and Video Festival; and "Playground" - a documentary raising awareness about child trafficking and sexploitation. This includes an interview with U.S. Senator Wyden about the film's impact on related legislation.