Archive for March 2012

This week, an update on the story of John Liu, as told by a Chinese reporter who is covering New York City’s embattled Comptroller. On this podcast, our guest is Rong Xiaoqing, a reporter with the Chinese-language newspaper Sing Tao Daily, and a contributor to Feet in 2 Worlds.

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For certain immigrants and minorities in New York, obesity is on the rise, and it’s a major health risk.   Healthy cooking classes are one way people are being encouraged to lose weight and live healthier lives. On this Food in Two Worlds podcast, we take a look at how healthy eating messages are reaching immigrants in New York City, and whether or not they’re effective.

We're joined by journalist Juhie Bhatia, who has been reporting on this subject for Feet in Two Worlds.  Juhie is the managing editor of Women’s e-news. Also in the studio is  Christina McGeough, a bilingual nutritionist at the Institute for Family Health in the Bronx, where 80 percent of her patients are minorities and include many immigrants.

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Of all the people in the United States held behind bars, the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population is immigrants.  Some 400-thousand immigrants are detained every year.  The immigrant detention system is a key element of the Obama administration’s policy that has resulted in the deportation of record numbers of immigrants—those who are undocumented as well as many who are in the country legally.

Recently Feet in Two Worlds held a forum at the New School in New York focused on immigrant detentions.  In this podcast, you'll hear excerpts from remarks by the panelists: journalist Maria Hinojosa; journalist Valeria Fernandez; Jackie Vimo, director of advocacy for the New York Immigration Coalition; and Amy Gottlieb,  director of the American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights program in Newark, New Jersey. The moderator was FI2W's John Rudolph.

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