Asian American Life

All across America, the issue of race based admission and the recent Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action is a hot button issue. We look at the in-depth report on the future of affirmative action for Asian Americans. Plus Asian Americans are the fastest growing immigrant population in the U.S., making up over 5% of the national population - but when we look at the number of Asian Americans in office, they are still in the minority. Guest include Don Lee, Candidate for New York State Assembly. In honor of September 11th, the Sikh Coalition is exhibiting intimate portraits of Sikh Americans and their contribution to this country. Guest include Major Kamalijeet Sing Calsi of the U.S. Army. Caesar Chavez is a historical figure and civil rights activist, but little is known about the Filipino farm workers' Delano Grape Strike of September 1965. These men fought for fair wages and better working conditions. Guest include Dawn Mabalon, Scholar at San Francisco State University.

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Asian American Life

Chinatowns were once considered the oldest and largest ethnic communities in the U.S.A. Today, many are disappearing and our guest Margaret Chin, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College examines the history of over 150 years and how gentrification is putting pressure on these immigrant communities. The Phantom of The Opera is the longest running musical on Broadway, and Ali Ewoldt is the first Asian American actress in the leading role. We go back stage with this rising star.

Asian American Life

Host Ernabel Demillo interviews journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas who found himself in the hot seat championing immigrants' rights. Plus the U.S.A has also been the land of opportunity for immigrants, but many of the children of these immigrants are choosing to return back to their parents homeland for better employment opportunities. We also cook up a storm with the founders and chef's of Eat Offbeat, a new startup of ethnic cuisines that help refugees bring their food to your home.

Asian American Life

In this special edition, we trace the roots of where your favorite Chinese food and dishes come from and look at the hottest Asian American food trends in the country. Plus a feature on ramen noodles, the world's most favorite comfort food. Food scholar and historian Heather Lee explains why there's a Chinese restaurant on every street corner in America. The proliferation can be traced back to one significant event in American history.

Asian American Life

In this episode, we report on the Filipino American's response to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, also known as the Donald Trump of the East. We also explore the changing face of Christianity with Asian Americans and how religion influences their culture. Plus a special feature on the diverse cast of Disney's "Aladdin", the most popular musical on Broadway - guests include actors Adams Jacobs, Courtney Reed and Don Darryl River. We also interview best-selling author Patricia Park whose book "Re Jane" is taking Hollywood by storm.

Asian American Life

In this special edition, we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the "Day of Remembrance," the internment of Japanese American citizens in the United States, also known as Executive Order 9066 during World War II. We share the untold stories of Japanese Americans who were either interned themselves, or had family members who were forced to relocate into internment camps in the United States. Reporter Ernabel Demillo hosts this special edition from the Noguchi Museum Exhibit "Self Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center.

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