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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 culture-makers and -shapers 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: June, 2021
Jun 25, 2021

By day, she's Jackie Faye the data engineer. But when the sun sets and the neon signs light up, she's rapper Drippy J. Hailing from Dallas, she drove alone to the City of Angels amidst the pandemic to pursue her dreams as an emerging artist.

Jun 21, 2021

Thirty-nine years after 27-year-old Vincent Chin was murdered on the eve of his wedding, his case has proven to be a durable symbol during this current time of anti-Asian racism and violence in America. For the first time, filmmakers Anthony Ma and Alle Hsu publicly reveal overlooked or ignored aspects of this case that they've uncovered during their years of interviews and research.

Jun 14, 2021

If the definition of "serendipity" is when preparation meets opportunity, then YeSeul Kim is living a seriously serendipitous life! She is a social entrepreneur who merges the science of analyzing big data, the art of qualitative research, and the application of a growth mindset to fuel her passion for solving complex social problems. She is also a published photojournalist, noted conference speaker, emerging author, and stellar podcaster. 

Jun 6, 2021

Liat Shapiro is one of five Koreans who were adopted by a white American Christian family. She shares openly about how this has impacted her and her siblings differently, and that she is working with a non-profit in South Korea to create a culture where orphaned Koreans are readily adopted and accepted there.

Jun 4, 2021

Japanese Canadian playwright and actor Tetsuro Shigematsu takes us on a journey through the 20th Century via the life of his boss' Japanese Canadian father. We vicariously experience not only his hardships, heartaches, and social injustices, but also his teenage crush and multiple rebootings of his life.

Jun 2, 2021

Long a distinguished professor in the Anderson School of Management  at UCLA, Dr. Tang wrote an Op Ed in the LA Times recently where he pointed out that Asian Americans are rarely seen as being management or executive material. We not only explore what stereotypes are behind keeping most of them below the 'glass ceiling,' but also some concrete things that many of us can do to break through that barrier.

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