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Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with movers and shakers in the Asian American community -- some you know, others you've never heard of before -- prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.

Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with movers and shakers in the Asian American community -- some you know, others you've never heard of before -- prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.
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United States

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Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with movers and shakers in the Asian American community -- some you know, others you've never heard of before -- prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.

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English


Episodes

Dr. Hitomi Gray

10/21/2017
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Dr. Hitomi Gray shares about her work with poor, marginalized children with the group Alongsiders International. Hitomi talks about the new way of doing Christian missions, her search to understand why God allows people to suffer, and the power of being present with each other. (Intro: Life Train)

Duration: 01:05:03


Dr. Mimi Hoang

10/12/2017
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Dr. Mimi Hoang educates us on what it truly means to be bisexual. In addition to sharing about how she discovered her own sexual identity, Dr. Hoang discusses “gold star” lesbians, why chemistry is more important than plumbing, and how identity incongruence leads to internalized biphobia. (Intro: Full Breath)

Duration: 01:18:30


SueAnn Shiah

10/8/2017
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Artist, musician and intellectual SueAnn Shiah talks about her documentary "HuanDao", a film that covers her physical and personal journey while biking through Taiwan. SueAnn also discusses the danger of assimilating into a "white Christianity", and how Asian Americans need to make their own rules in game rigged against them. (Intro: Grief)

Duration: 01:28:28


KevJumba

9/27/2017
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YouTube star KevJumba (Kevin Wu) talks about his early days as one of the internet's first social media sensations. Kevin also discusses his foray into feature films, his awesome dad, the car accident that almost killed him, and his focus on spirituality. (Intro: Dry Eyes)

Duration: 01:21:18


Rosetta Lee

9/20/2017
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Diversity expert Rosetta Lee discusses why diversity is so important. She talks about being safe but not comfortable, how inclusivity can help everyone, and the need to grapple with as many different perspectives and truths as possible. (Intro: Parent Trap)

Duration: 01:06:56


Will Jay

9/15/2017
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Former IM5 boy band member Will Jay talks about his solo career as a pop singer and songwriter. Will discusses how he made the decision to leave IM5, his constant striving for quality and authenticity, and his dedication to release a new song every month. (Intro: 9/11 Hero)

Duration: 01:18:54


Mahesh Pradhan & Arthur Kim

9/7/2017
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Chef Mahesh Pradhan and his attorney Arthur Kim talk about the lawsuit they have filed against Azusa Pacific University, in which they allege that Mahesh Pradhan was subjected to repeated physical violence and verbal abuse by other APU employees. (Intro: Nashville Nonsense)

Duration: 01:05:31


Lisa Sharon Harper

9/1/2017
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Lisa Sharon Harper talks about her experience marching with other clergy to confront the White Nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA. Lisa also discusses megachurch pastors, what it means to "be present", and how influential white men fear losing their power.

Duration: 01:17:17


Frances Huynh

8/29/2017
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Graduate student and activist Frances Huynh shares about her passions for social justice and building healthy communities. Frances also discusses the model minority myth, Chinatown's working class residents, and rewriting history to accurately include Asian Americans. (Intro: Off the Sidelines)

Duration: 01:13:29


Kenneth Eng

8/24/2017
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Documentary filmmaker Kenneth Eng discusses his latest film, "My Life In China". He talks about how making the film gave him a deeper respect for his father, a new understanding of the humanity of Chinatown residents, and a truer realization of Kenneth's own identity. (Intro: Unwoke)

Duration: 01:03:46


Amy Hill

8/8/2017
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Actress Amy Hill (ALL-AMERICAN GIRL, MY CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND) talks about her career on stage and screen. She also discusses the racism she experienced as a person of mixed ancestry, the 7 years she spent in Japan, and her eternal love for theater. (Intro: War Flute)

Duration: 01:37:39


Ryan Lee Wong

8/1/2017
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Ryan Lee Wong discusses "Roots", his new exhibit presenting AsianAm activism in L.A. from 1968 through the 1980s. He also talks about how storytelling can be a radical action, how Maoist/Marxist ideology drove AsianAm activism, and his own hope for the future. (Intro: No on Politics)

Duration: 01:07:25


Lauren Yee

7/25/2017
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Award-winning playwright Lauren Yee has stories to tell. She discusses her newest play (KING OF THE YEES), how she incorporates humor and laughter, and how she collaborates with the director and actors. (Intro: Stage Magic)

Duration: 01:15:50


Coryn Rivera

7/17/2017
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Professional cyclist and Filipino American Coryn Rivera discusses her life in competitive racing. Coryn talks about being the first American to win the Tour of Flanders, her recovery from a major bike accident, and her strong mental state. (Intro: Retired)

Duration: 01:22:56


Dawn Xiana Moon

7/4/2017
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As a bellydancer, musician, and actor, Dawn Xiana Moon is as original as they come. Dawn talks about her numerous creative endeavors, love of diversity, and spiritual transition from a formerly conservative Christian background. (Intro: Mission Accomplished)

Duration: 01:19:08


Simon Tam

6/27/2017
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Simon Tam took his battle all the way to the Supreme Court -- and won. Hear how his band fought the government to trademark their own name ("The Slants"), his early foray into artist management, his TedTalk prowess, and his faith. (Intro: T-boned)

Duration: 01:23:20


Fresh Off The Boat Boys

6/19/2017
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Hudson Yang, Forest Wheeler, and Ian Chen talk about what it's like to act as the Huang brothers on the hit TV show "Fresh Off The Boat". The boys discuss their audition stories, being recognized in public, and what they want to do when they grow up. (Intro: Hold These Truths)

Duration: 00:59:51


Ryun Yu

5/22/2017
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Actor Ryun Yu talks about his role as the lead in HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a play produced by East West Players that follows civil rights hero Gordon Hirabayashi. Ryun also does an amazing Sean Connery impression, and explains how he was the first theater major at MIT. (Intro: Theater Reviews)

Duration: 01:15:39


Deedee Magno Hall

5/13/2017
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Deedee Magno Hall talks about her role as lead actress in NEXT TO NORMAL, the rock musical currently produced by East West Players. She also discusses what it was like to be a Mouseketeer, her Broadway role as Kim in MISS SAIGON, and how her parents and faith keep her grounded. (Intro: Mortal)

Duration: 01:21:38


Angela Oh

5/5/2017
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On the 25th anniversary of the L.A. Riots, we visit with Angela Oh, the eloquent spokesperson for the Korean-American community during that period of civil unrest. Angela gives context for how everything happened, as well as her current efforts to create lasting change through meditation and conflict resolution. (Intro: L.A. Riots)

Duration: 00:56:15

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