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American Identities

How to eat pork, drink booze and be a 'good' Muslim.

We meet Tanzila 'Taz' Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh, the creative minds behind a new podcast called #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. And, we get Hollywood’s take on Asian-American leading men. Plus, the identity gap between African-Americans and African immigrants in the US.

Also, California's gardens tell an immigrant story. The celebrated Mexican author Cristina Rivera Garza says languages are not strait-jackets, but tools to start a bilingual conversation. And we bid farewell to the late-night host David Letterman with a sitar player.

(Photo: Zahra Noorbakhsh (left) and Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed host the new podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. Credit: Sabiha Basrai)

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27 minutes

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Sat 23 May 2015 19:32GMT


  • Good-Bad Muslim

    A light-hearted, yet revealing look at the travails of Muslim women in the US

    Duration: 04:56

  • TV Diversity

    John Cho breaks down racial stereotypes in Hollywood

    Duration: 04:23

  • Black America

    Are African immigrants in the US ‘African-American’?

    Duration: 05:13

  • LA Jardineros

    The immigrants who keep Southern California’s gardens looking pretty

    Duration: 03:45

  • Bilingual Brain

    Cristina Rivera Garza borrows from one language to express herself in another

    Duration: 02:27

  • Neel Murgai

    A New York-based sitar player recalls his moment of late night TV fame

    Duration: 04:18


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