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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: August, 2019
Aug 26, 2019

Actor Kurt Kanazawa shares about his life on stage and screen. Kurt discusses the freedom of non-racial casting, his burgeoning career as a professional opera singer in Europe, and the devastation when a doctor told him he might never sing again. (Intro: Secret Asian Agents)

Aug 21, 2019

Aaron Takahashi shares about his career on-screen, most notably as a commercial actor. Aaron discusses how he booked his first big national commercial, why he turns down roles that call for Asian accents, and his portrayal of the “everyman”. (Intro: No Control)

Aug 13, 2019

English professor King-Kok Cheung (UCLA) talks about Asian American literature, and how it should be respected and valued as more than just ethnography. She discusses how Asian Americans so often reach for “white” standards, and why good writing is so powerful. (Intro: The Legend of Velda)

Aug 6, 2019

Businessman Al Lowe spent his life breaking through racial barriers. Journalist Larry Wilson talks about how Al led the integration of his community’s segregated schools, and changed the culture of the formerly all-white Tournament of Roses committee. (Intro: Plus One)

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