India

Airs Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 6 p.m. August 14, 1947 marked the division of The British-Indian Empire into the two sovereign states of Pakistan and the Union of India. BBC correspondent Mark Tully travels through India to engage a wide range of people and assess the impact of division on the "children of Partition" 70 years on.

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Airs Friday, July 14, 2017, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we’ll hear tracks from the Swedish Folk Duo First Aid Kit, a classic track from Victoria Williams, Native America music by R. Carlos Nakai and a taste of India as well. We’ll also check out the phenomenal blues of Chris Smither and Buddy Guy. In our second hour, join us for Dawes live at The Newport Folk Festival, and in our final hour we'll share a Mass For Peace with music by Joel Rafael, Simon and Garfunkel, Harvey Reid, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, and Karl Jenkins.

Airs Monday, April 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. Take a break from your pre-Passover cleaning or whatever else you're doing, for the “Sounds Jewish” Passover seder in song. Hear ceremonial Pesach music in many styles from throughout the Jewish world – Israel, India, Cuba, Brazil, America and the former Soviet Union. Sorry, but you'll have to prepare your own dinner.

Airs Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m.  It's the American dream: move to the United States, start your own business, build a successful life. But has the United States lost its edge in attracting the best and brightest entrepreneurs? In this month's America Abroad, we'll learn about the significant role immigrants play in creating small and mid-sized businesses. We'll hear how the American visa process could be deterring potential entrepreneurs, particularly from math and engineering-focused places like India. And we'll learn what other countries are doing to attract foreign talent and help themselves out of the global recession. 

Kate Archer Kent

The culture of India will take center stage on Saturday, April 27, for the ASEANA Foundation’s Spring Festival. In its sixth year, the festival draws hundreds of people to downtown Shreveport. The event will highlight traditional Indian cuisine and folk dances. ASEANA Foundation board president Lumen Tindell said a group of volunteers took a once abandoned garden and turned it into a treasured inner city green space, this year influenced by the Asian subcontinent.

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