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. If you travel across the U.S., you're likely to visit a hotel or motel owned by Indian Americans, also known as "Potels" - the reason behind how and why they came to dominate the hotel-motel business is more than just a simple story about an immigrant group achieving the American dream. All across America, there's a growing appetite for Poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made with raw fish. It's become so popular on the East coast that they're popping up in all major cities. When it comes to blogging food trends and influencing restaurant diners, Asian Americans dominate the social media landscape. Host Ernabel Demillo covers some of the top food bloggers in New York.

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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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