It's Going Around

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz explains the science behind the current flu outbreak and how to avoid catching what's going around. Plus: Daily News columnist Juan Gonzales on his 25-year career; and the little-known history of South Asian immigrants in late 19th-Century America.

Flu Outbreak 101

Dr. Kent Sepkowitz, infectious disease specialist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, explains the science behind the flulike epidemic sweeping the country.

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Censorship Protests in China

Keith Richburg, Washington Post Beijing bureau chief, discusses the protests following government censorship of a newspaper in southern China and the relationship between the Propaganda Department and the Chinese media.

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Bengali Harlem

Vivek Bald, documentary director and assistant professor of writing and digital media at MIT and the author of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America, reveals the little known history of early South Asian immigrants, from Tremé to Harlem.

→explore the Bengali Harlem website, including an excerpt from Aladdin Ullah's one-man show here.  

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25 Years of Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News columnist, discusses his 25-year career at the Daily News, where he's covered everything from race relations to city corruption.

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Open Phones: What Do You Approve of More Than Congress?

A recent poll shows Americans approve of Congress less than cockroaches, Genghis Khan, and Nickelback. What do you approve of more than congress? Call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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