NOOL - THREADS: Audio Tapestries from the South Asian Diaspora

Preeti-Shekar-trains-audio-storytellerHost: Preeti Shekar

NOOL - THREADS weaves stories of migration and home, todays political battles and ancient myths into an audio tapestry for our times. Podcasting on Radio Reimagine and broadcasting on KPFA's Apex Express NOOL focuses on issues impacting South Asian communities in the Bay Area and beyond.

NOOL means both threads and text in the classical Indian language Tamil.

Rising Up: An Interview with Sonali Kolhatkar and Rinku Sen

Preeti Gamzeh interviews veteran radio journalist and author Sonali Kolhatkar on her new book Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice.

Sonali Kolhatkar is the host of the show Rising Up with Sonali, the longest running morning, drive-time radio program hosted by a woman. In addition to hosting the daily show, she’s also  he Racial Justice editor at Yes! Magazine and Senior Correspondent for the Independent Media Institute‘s Economy for All project.

We also talk to Rinku Sen, who wrote the foreword to the book  Rising Up. Rinku was the Executive Director of Race Forward and Publisher of their award-winning news site and magazine Colorlines for many years. She is currently the executive director of the Narrative Initiative. She is the author of two books Stir it Up and The Accidental American.

This show was co-produced with APEX Express, KPFA 94.1.

Domestic Violence in Covid Isolation - Preeti Shekar NOOL - Threads

Preeti Shekar interviews Zakia Afrin from Maitri and Bindu Oommem Fernandes from Narika

Maitri LogoPreeti Mangala Shekar talks to two women who run local domestic violence groups that serve the South Asian community in the San Francisco Bay area: Zakia Afrin who manages the Helpline, Peer Narika LogoCounseling, Immigration Assistance and Legal Advocacy programs at Maitri in San Jose. and Bindu Oommen Fernandes from Narika which offers counseling, safety planning legal and shelter referrals and support groups via phone during the COVID crisis. This segment originally aired on Women's Magazine on KPFA 94.1 FM and is introduced by Lisa Dettmer.

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