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 Americans are the fastest growing ethnic population in the United States and we look at how their numbers influence the presidential election. Plus Ron Darling, Major League Baseball Pitcher for the New York Mets talks about his book "Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life."

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Asian American Life

AAL exclusive report on sex trafficking - we interview guest Shandra Woworuntu, an activist who survived sex trafficking, and Restore, an organization that identifies and saves trafficked women. Plus a political report on who's who in President Trump's administration. "Koryo Saram" also known as Koreans from the Soviet Union have found a second home here in the U.S., and we share their untold history. One Days Wages fights to end global poverty -- it started when an average family chose to donate one year's salary in hopes of inspiring others to simply donate their one day wages.

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Asian American Life

Fighting till the end: We report on the broken promises of Filipino American World War II veterans who are fighting for compensation. Plus we interview author Min Jin Lee whose national best-selling and New York Times top 10 book of the year "Pachinko," tells the story of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. We also explore the history of the fortune cookie, and why it's become one of America's favorite cookie. Plus we go behind the scenes of Broadways favorite hit "Miss Saigon" and interview lead actress Eva Noblezada.

Asian American Life

The Cancer Prevention Institute of California finds that breast cancer is on the rise among Asian American women. Host Ernabel Demillo reports on these findings, including interviews with top breast cancer surgeon Dr. Margaret Chen, breast cancer survivors, and SAPNA who's doing outreach in the South East Asian community for free mammogram screenings. Plus a look at the Vincent Chin murder case in Detroit, Michigan. The crime galvanized a Pan-Asian American movement and serves as an important movement in civil rights history.

Asian American Life

Asian American Life features the latest trends on food and popular performing arts -- Hailed as the new face of jazz, saxophonist Grace Kelly has performed with many jazz greats including Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. She's one of the very few young Asian American musicians to achieve great success before the age of 25.

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.