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ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST

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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Now displaying: May, 2015
May 29, 2015

Ken interviews award-winning writer Naomi Hirahara.  They talk about her mystery novels as well as some of her nonfiction writing.  Naomi also discusses how her father survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, how the Japanese are vastly different from Japanese Americans, and how she came to faith in God.  (Ken’s Intro: The Worst/Best First Date Ever!)

May 22, 2015

Ken and Dan reminisce about how they first met.  Dan shares about what he feels true Christianity is.  Also discussed: internment camps, Pearl Harbor, and creating a uniquely Asian American sound. (Ken's Intro: Silencing the Self-Critical Voice)

May 1, 2015

 

Ken Fong interviews super-educators Randy & Meg Palisoc, about how they founded the #1 charter elementary school in California.  They talk about the the huge risks they took to make their school a success. and the novel teaching methods they’ve developed to help kids.  They also share how their success was not always positively embraced by the Los Angeles Unified School District.  (Ken’s Intro: My Life as a Supermodel)

May 1, 2015

Ken and Phil have a mutual obsession with Bruce Lee. Phil talks about how he started up his blog, and why he left the corporate world to run his website full-time. Phil then shares about his spiritual background, and his frustration with how Asian Americans have trouble speaking out about social justice issues.  (Ken’s Intro: We’re All Rats)

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