We discussed, jargon-free, the continuing meltdown, in the U.S. and beyond; what the prognosis is for ordinary people as well as big businesses; the appointment of Neel Kashkari as the interim head of the $700 billion bailout; and much, much more.
Our speakers include:
- Ali Velshi, CNN's senior business correspondent
- Shibani Joshi, Fox Business News correspondent
- Hitha Prabhakar, a retail analyst and fashion editor (and former Bear Stearns analyst)
Moderator: Sree Sreenivasan, SAJA co-founder and Columbia Journalism professor
LIVE OR TO A RECORDING:
Monday, Oct. 6, 2008
9-10 p.m. NYC time
Local time in your city: http://snurl.com/449be
More on our webcasts - upcoming and past - below.
See some of the questions below and post your comments, please.
As part of our efforts to bring our programming to more people around the
world, SAJA is doing more webcasts. We are using a service called
BlogTalkRadio, which lets us host webcast discussions with authors,
You can listen live via the web at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja
or by calling into a NY phone number: 347-324-5991. You can ask
questions via an online chatroom or live on the air, via the phone
(you can call from a landline, cell, or VOIP).
As soon as the event is over, you will be able to access - at
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja - a recording of the proceedings.
This is also available as an downloadable MP3 file for your personal
collection. [If you want to subscribe to this as a podcast on iTunes,
go to "Advanced" within iTunes, then select "Subscribe to podcast" and
type http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/feed and hit OK.]
As always, you are welcome to quote from anything said during these
webcasts. Feedback, suggestions welcome: saja[at]columbia.edu
OUR ARCHIVES - listen below or download at
Our most recent chats include:
* NEWSMAKER CHAT: Meet Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, American University
professor and former Pakistan envoy to the U.S. and newly-appointed
Islamic expert at the U.S. Naval Academy. Named by the BBC as "the
world's leading authority on contemporary Islam," he will discuss his
new project, "Journey Into America" - which follows him and his
students as they discover the U.S. Students Madeeha Hameed, Jonathan
Hayden and Hailey Woldt participated in the conversation.
* NEWSMAKER BRIEFING: Upendra Yadav, the foreign minister of Nepal,
talks about the political situation in the world's newest democracy,
his Maoist vision for the country and much more.
* SAJA BRIEFING: The South Asian Blogosphere and How It Is Changing the Media
As part of the second-anniversary celebrations of SAJAforum.org,
SAJA's newsy blog, we are hosting an online panel discussion among
some of the best-known names in the South Asian blogosphere. They will
discuss the state of the blogosphere (South Asian and otherwise) and
how it is affecting how news and information about South Asia and the
diaspora is gathered and shared. SPEAKERS: Sabahat Ashraf
("iFaqeer"); blogger at blog.iFaqeer.com, contributor to several
Pakistani/South Asian and Muslim blogs; Anil Dash, VP and chief
evangelist for SixApart (makers of TypePad and Moveable Type) and one
of the earliest (1999!) and most influential bloggers in the world;
Karthik, blogger, Uberdesi.com; Maria Giovanna, blogger and
journalist, Filmiholic.com; Arun Venugopal, editor, SAJAforum.org;
correspondent, WNYC Radio
Listen to the discussion here
* AUTHOR CHAT: SAJA hosted a live discussion about India's economy with
Prof. Arvind Panagariya, the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political
Economy at Columbia University and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the
Brookings Institution. His new book on the Indian economy, "India: The
Emerging Giant" has received rave reviews, including this quote from Fareed
Zakaria: "This is now the definitive book on the Indian economy." He'll
discuss his book and, given all the news about the Indian economy, what the
outlook is for India to survive the turmoil in the US and world economy.
Listen to the discussion here:
* JOURNO CHAT: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Ali Velshi of CNN, Priya David,
Hari Sreenivasan of CBS, Roop Raj of WDSU-TV talk about covering
hurricanes Gustav (some had covered Katrina, too).
* AUTHOR CHAT: Author Sir Salman Rushdie discusses his latest novel, "The
Enchantress of Florence." He was live with us via phone for 30 minutes for a
discussion with arts writer Vibhuti Patel. For the remaining part of the hour,
Patel discussed Rushdie's work and his place in world literature. Listen to the
* AUTHOR CHAT: Aravind Adiga, author of "The White Tiger." His debut novel has
gotten exceptionally excellent reviews: From USA Today - "The White Tiger is
one of the most powerful books Iâve read in decades. No hyperbole. This debut
novelâ¦hit me like a kick to the head â the same effect Richard Wrightâs Native
Son and Ralph Ellisonâs Invisible Man had.... This is an amazing and angry
novel about injustice and power." Adiga used to be a former Time magazine
correspondent in NYC, now he's a freelancer based in Mumbai.