Ten Years after 9/11, Do Muslims, South Asians Still Feel the Heat?
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Ten years after September 11, many Americans still treat Muslims and people with turbans or just dark skins as if they're "the other," and Southern California is no exception. Also, a blizzard of new laws in Sacramento. Does Governor Brown have a jobs program? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, economics and politics in the Euro Zone.
Banner image: A Muslim family leaves the Masjid Omar ibn Al-Khattab mosque after prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Los Angeles. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
What Will the New Laws Be? ()
With just two days left in the state legislative session, Capitol hallways are filled with lobbyists and, when they aren't passing laws, legislators hold fundraisers in Sacramento. In the Assembly and Senate chambers, one practice is called "gut and amend." John Myers is Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco and its daily program, The California Report.
Ten Years Later: What It's Like to Be Muslim in Southern California ()
In the days immediately following September 11, George W. Bush was the first to ask Americans not to blame their Muslim neighbors. Then came the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the US, ugly incidents still occur — from bullying and workplace discrimination to violent assault for wearing a turban. Some local Muslims say it’s worse than ever. We hear from them and from a local police chief who tries to see things their way.
- Manjusha Kulkarni: South Asian Network
- Shakeel Syed: Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
- John Welter: Anaheim Police Department
European and US Economies at the Tipping Point? ()
Europe's debt crisis is causing financial ripples all over the world, and elected leaders are trying to prevent a tidal wave. Looking a lot like Greece but much bigger, Italy is having trouble paying its bills. The national debt is 120 percent of gross domestic product and, recently Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced sweeping austerity measures. The reaction was a national strike on Tuesday that shut down public transportation and air travel. Today, Berlusconi re-vamped his plan and then called for a confidence vote in the Parliament. Will Germany bail out Greece? Italy? If not, what's in store for the US and the global economy?
Segment image: Angela Merkel arrives to speak during debates over the federal budget on September 7, 2011 in Berlin. German Chancellor said, 'Should the Euro fail, then Europe fails.' Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
- Sylvia Poggioli: National Public Radio
- Michael Burda: Humboldt University of Berlin
- Nick Malkoutzis: Kathimerini, @NickMalkoutzis
- Daniel Gross: Yahoo Finance, @grossdm
- Bronwen Maddox: Prospect magazine
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