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This Interview was conducted with Hosneara Kader. Originally from Bangladesh, Kader is a long-time resident of Hudson, NY. Prior to moving to the United States, Kader completed her higher education in Bangladesh and worked as a social researcher, field worker and motivator in the field of social welfare and later as a developer for government family planning programs. In 1994 she moved to Hudson with members of her family to work at the Button Factory. Since 1999, she has been working at Columbia Opportunities, Inc with the Family Literacy Program and is involved in various community organizations. She is a founding member of the WGXC radio station, an active council member, and currently hosts The Bangla Show on WGXC, with the support of co-host Shariful Alam and Mohammed Rony.
This interview may be of interest to those curious to learn more about the following topics: Bengali Culture, Bangladesh’s Independence, Family Planning Programs, Immigration, The Button Factory, Columbia Opportunities, Inc., Family Literacy Program, Bangladesh Cultural Fair in Hudson, Hudson City School District, The Bangla Show, And how Hudson has changed since the mid-1990s.
Melinda Braathen is a recent resident of Hudson, NY. She graduated from Bard College in 2007 and worked in the arts and art publishing for three and a half years in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway. She currently works at Time & Space Limited in Hudson and co-hosts the Monday Afternoon Show with Sara Kendall on WGXC Community Radio. The show, which usually consists of interviews and live music, focuses on people, politics, and cultural events.
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