Wednesday, May 20, 2009

9th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Festival

Seize the Time! The 9th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival!

Saturday, May 30th, 11-7pm,

San Antonio Park (18th Ave + Foothill Blvd)

EastSide's 9th annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival is one of the last free festivals in Oakland, so come and enjoy! One of the most important pieces of our festival are the community of local artists and food vendors.

They still need volunteers, so if you're interested, please e-mail

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Japan: Robot Nation

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Japan: Robot Nation

Japan, the world's second largest economy, is facing a demographic crisis that will shrink the population dramatically. The Japanese aren't having babies, and the country won't accept immigrants to help bolster the population. But Japan may have a unique solution --- Robots!

Vanguard is Current TV's award-winning documentary series. Whether it's half a world away or in our own backyard, Vanguard goes there to bring you stories about the most important issues of our time. Led by reporters Laura Ling, Christof Putzel, Mariana van Zeller, Adam Yamaguchi and Kaj Larsen, Vanguard airs on Wednesday at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific and can be found online at

There is a brief mention of zainichi Koreans in Japan and how foreigners are treated there.