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Meet Award-Winning Filmmaker Mira Nair | 04.24.13

‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Filmmaker Mira Nair & Actor Riz ahmed

by SAJA HQ in MOVIES

Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair‘s newest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, opens in selected cities this weekend. Meet the director who brought you such hits as Monsoon Wedding and The Namesake.


TED Talks star carl honore heads up amazing author lineup

by The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in BOOKS

TED Talks regular and journalist Carl Honoré‘s book In Praise of Slowness dissects our speed-obsessed society. Dr. Victoria Sweet authored the transcendent book on healthcare, God’s Hotel. Rounding out the lineup is leading spirituality and psychology expert Dr. Jennifer Howard, author of Your Ultimate Life Plan.


GRammy-winner Sandi Patty on faith & music

by Life Beats Radio in SPIRITUALITY

The most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history who’s released over 30 albums, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Hear about her faith, her new album and tour.


Immigration reform: a Washington Insider roundtable

by Backroom Politics in NEWS

Immigration Analyst Alex Nowrasteh, from CATO Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, talks about immigration legislation. Plus, more on the Boston bombings and the failed gun controll bill.


JUNGLE JACK Talks to the Animals

by World Footprints in TRAVEL

Ellen Show regular Jack Hanna, nicknamed “Jungle Jack,” talks about animal conservation. This travel show also explores the beautiful island of Cuba.


After Osama: A SAJA Conversation

SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, presents a webcast 12 hours after President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden. Join SAJA for a conversation with experts, including: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Emmy-winning investigative filmmaker who has worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan for over a decade (“Children of Taliban” and more) and SAJA member, calling from Karachi. Omar Waraich, Time correspondent in Islamabad.Mansoor Ijaz, former Fox analyst, calling from Geneva.

Topics they will discuss – they will be taking your questions, too:

The details of the US operation, including the reaction in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
What’s next for US military operations in AfPak?
And much more.

Call-in live via phone or computer and send in your questions via email: saja at columbia.edu or via Twitter: @sajaHQ – hashtag #sajaosama

Hosts:

Prof. Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) of Columbia Journalism School (@columbiajourn) and SAJA co-founder.
Ismat Mangla (@ismat), writer for Money magazine and SAJA Board member.
Annie Khan (@anniealikhan), Pakistani journalist at Columbia Journalism School.

Programming Highlights; May 10, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

kristen-alderson-scrollerAt 10 AM Buzzworthy Radio host NaVell Lee hangs with Kristen Alderson, who plays Starr Manning on ABC’s One Life to Live. The teenage actor will chat about Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical, which gets under way May 14, and fill us in on her role in the three-day event.

jill-zarin-scroller1At 2 PM Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin and her sister, Lisa Wexler—host of the Cox Radio’s Lunch With Lisa—stop by Grand Central Publishing to chat about their book, Secrets of A Jewish Mother, which they co-wrote with their mom, Gloria Kamen.

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This Week in BlogTalkRadio, 2/1-2/7

February is here and this week brought some of the biggest names in entertainment and politics to BlogTalkRadio.

khanSAJA and SAMMA spoke with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, two of the biggest stars in Bollywood, about their starring roles in new flick, My Name is Khan.

Fitness goddess Denise Austin spoke with Feisty Side of Fifty about her new book, Denise’s Dirty Dozen.

Newly-elected Senator Scott Brown’s daughter, Ayla Brown, spoke with Dr. Blogstein, while Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts spoke with Left Ahead.

Mr. Media welcomed heartthrob Christian Slater and 24 darling Elisha Cuthbert, to talk about their new series, The Forgotten.

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Queen bee of the OC housewives, Vicki Gunvalson, of Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo, chats about all the drama with Olivia.

The Oscar nominations were broken down by film fanatics of Movie Geeks United and Jason O’Brien of Oscar, Oscar.

Ed and Heba chatted with Fitness Buff about their lives since starring on The Biggest Loser, and their fitness goals for 2010.

What was your favorite moment on BlogTalkRadio this past week?  Please share it with us in comments.

Have a great weekend!

Paging Doctor Sean

We almost lost a music great to the world of medicine.jsean

On today’s SAJA (South Asian Journalists Association) interview with chart-topping singer Jay Sean, the UK-born superstar reveals he was heading down a completely different career path when his music took off.

In the interview, in partnership with SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing, and Entertaiment, Jay Sean reveals that his popularity is no small feat, as he is the first artist of Indian origin to top the Billboard Top 100 at #1 with his hit song, “Down” (featuring Lil’ Wayne).

But instead of having his smooth voice heard on the radio across the world as he does today, Jay could have been seeing patients as Dr. Sean.

When asked about how his South Asian family viewed his career choice and if they pressured him into a more traditional professional career, Jay replied that in fact, he was the one who “wanted to be a doctor.”  Medicine seemed like a natural career choice since growing up, he was “fascinated by science and the body and the mind.”

So, how did Jay make the career switch that led him to super stardom?  Jay explains:

“Simultaneously, I was getting on with music which is my passion, but I guess  I never expected the music to go so crazy. I never expected it to get to the level where it did where I had to make that critical choice, and I made that choice.  And thankfully it was the right choice, and it got me to where I am now.”

So to all you aspiring singers, follow your passion, even if there has never been someone like you at the top before. Especially if you can break barriers for those who will come after.

Listen to the full interview here.

Pulitzer Prize Chief Sig Gissler on ‘SAJA’

Sadly, not a week goes by these days without news of some vener- able newspaper filing for bankruptcy, slashing editorial staff, moving exclusively to cyberspace or dying outright.

CAPTION: Prof. Gissler (above) bemoans realities of Fourth Estate struggle.

Prof. Gissler (above) bemoans realities of Fourth Estate struggle to survive.

From the Boston Globe to the Chicago Tribune to the Seattle Post Intelligencer to the Rocky Mountain News to the Christian Science Monitor it seems the entire industry is teetering on extinction.

That’s why – if you have even the slight- est interest print journalism – you won’t want to miss today’s special edition of SAJA.

Joining host Sree Sreenivasan at 4:30 p.m. ET will be Columbia Journalism School Prof. Sig Gissler, who has been administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes since 2002.

A former editor himself – of the Milwaukee Journal – and Pulitzer Prize winner, Prof. Gissler will discuss the rapidly changing newspaper landscape, and its potential negative impacts on democracy.

To tune in, click here.

To read how Fishbowl New York covered Sree’s interview with Prof. Gissler, click here.

Sree Sreenivasan welcomes BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy

“Sure, Alan created BlogTalkRadio and has his own show, but here’s our chance to put him and BlogTalkRadio under the microscope. Join me for a discussion about BlogTalkRadio, citizen broadcasting and much more.”

SreeThose words belong to Sree Sreenivasan, who puts Alan Levy in the hot seat to discuss BlogTalkRadio today at 4:30pm ET.

Sree is Dean of Student Affairs & professor at Columbia Journalism School; tech reporter for WNBC-TV; co-founder of South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), which also has a show on BlogTalkRadio and author of SreeTips.com and the New to Sree blog.

South Asians and the 2008 Democratic Race

Hillary Clinton’s policy director, Neera Tanden and Obama’s national policy committee member, Preeta Bansal, join Sree Sreenivasan and The South Asians Journalist’s Association (SAJA) show on BlogTalkRadio.

clip_image001The South Asians Journalist’s Association (SAJA) will be joined by Neera Tanden, policy director for the Clinton campaign; former legislative director for Senator Clinton today at 3pm ET.

Also, Preeta Bansal, member of several Obama national policy committees & outreach teams; former Solicitor General of New York State; and a past lawyer in the Clinton White House and Justice Department.