More than a century ago, about 300 Korean American immigrants founded a new community in Riverside, California. But a little over a decade later, it vanished. Their stories were lost — until now. Professor Edward Chang rediscovered that history and joins us. And, because of genomic sequencing, researchers are able to track the spread of omicron and other ways COVID-19 is mutating. Dana Crawford, a genetic epidemiologist, explains.
Kat Lee shares about doing the things you are supposed to do, but feeling empty and burnt out. You'll also hear about: How your Dao can help you remember who you were, before your wounding How Kat worked with the 5 elements to build an aligned business On why you don't need a guru The limitations of talk therapy ♥♥♥ Join The Earth Speak Collective Membership! 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In this episode, we talk about: Being a second-generation Korean-American woman On doing the things you are supposed to do, but feeling empty and burnt out The story of how Kat came to her work in the world Van life Embodying Daoist philosophy The ancient Daoist philosophers as the first somatic therapists How your Dao can help you remember who you were, before your wounding Breaking out of the should How our stories and conditions have kept us safe Why your wounding is so closely tied to your Dao On why you don't need a guru Kat shares about working with yarrow and reading her I Ching Nature as our greatest teacher The five elements and how they relate to emotional cycles and seasons Why we need anger How Kat worked with the 5 elements to build an aligned business Setting boundaries in business to avoid burnout On finding the Dao within ourselves Why Kat is no longer aligned with the practice of acupuncture On looking at your body as the storyteller of your life How Kat chose to create her own curriculum in her journey to become a coach Blending Daoist theory with western science On symptom-based treatment within capitalism Shifting our signs and symptoms, by looking within and prioritizing our Dao and our mandate On being ok with not having it all figured it all out On learning to survive in a world that doesn't feel safe Love and light, and spiritual bypassing The duality of good and bad The limitations of talk therapy Kat shares about her upcoming workshop with Earth Speak And so much more! 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The new omicron variant of COVID-19 is a reminder to the world that the pandemic is far from over. At the same time, nearly 200 countries reached a historic pandemic treaty agreement on Wednesday, focused on global preparedness and response. Also, Lebanon has 18 recognized religious sects and sectarianism is built into the Lebanese political system. We hear about how some Lebanese people involved in the protest movement are advocating for a different path. Plus, historians consider Riverside, California, as the birthplace of the Korean American community, known as Pachappa Camp. It's a little-known story now getting attention in an exhibit at the University of California at Riverside. Thank you to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday! There's still time to make your gift. So many have already answered the call and donated to ensure our nonprofit newsroom can continue our work for another year! But we still need 230 more donors to donate $130, or $11/month, to reach our funding goal before the end of the year. And every gift takes us one step closer to our goal. Donate today to add your name to the list of listeners who are #WithTheWorld.
For months I looked forward to my interview with author, hospital chaplain, and former atheist, J.S. Park. When it comes to the tension of beauty and brokenness, what better person to talk to than someone who literally sits at the precipice of life and death, crisis, and suffering every day? Furthermore, J.S. is an honest voice, speaking candidly about his own struggles with depression and his journey from atheism to faith. He is a suicide survivor, Korean American, and loves Jesus. J.S. also recently released his book, The Voices We Carry: Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor and Noise.In my time with J.S. we talk about the idea of calling and what inspired him to become a hospital chaplain, his journey from atheism to faith, his experience as a chaplain, and how even in the midst of so much suffering, he believes beauty exists and still wins. I can't wait for you to hear from him today.
#049: Happy Thanksgiving y'all! I'm thankful for my life today, all the good people in my life, and for my heritage and culture. I'm thankful and grateful and proud to be Korean, American, Korean-American, and thankful to be who I am today. What does a Happy Thanksgiving mean to a Korean-American like me? Or to an Asian-American? I combine both cultural aspects, and am lucky to be able to do so. I have a unique experience as an American that others don't. I apply the spirit of a historical tradition and extrapolate it to my own modern journey and circumstances as an Asian minority immigrant who grew up in America and now lives in Asia. Maybe you're not going to be part of the majority, maybe you're a minority.Maybe you grew up feeling left out. Are you gonna stay that way or embrace the good parts, and contextualize it for your own life? I leave that as an open-ended question, and I ramble on and on and hard. Also a cheeky life update. Remember back in episode What I'm Sacrificing For My Dreams? I said I was gonna just be dedicating all kinds of time and devotion to this, MAIM TIME. I said, I need to go all in on one thing, my PASSION, right? Find your thing, plant your flag on that hill, and never let go. I still agree with that. But as of late, I've become super busy and I'm not able to work as much on this podcast. I'm juggling 4-5 freelance / part-time projects at once right now. I'm lucky that these are all things I enjoy working on. I'm just trying not to burn out. If you wanna support, please just share these episodes with those who'd get value out of it! The truth is, fam, you get in where you fit in. Things in life don't always go as you plan. Short term ideas become long term, long term ideas end quickly.In short, I'm grateful for my life, grateful for this show, thankful for you! I love you! Please share the gratitude and love towards those around you. Support the show (http://maimtime.com/support)
Austria becomes the first country European to announce a full new lockdown and plans for compulsory vaccination. The country's Chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, discusses why he is pursuing the policy even as the World Health Organisation calls for caution on compelling people to get jabbed. Also in the programme; we discuss the impact of the acquittal of a seventeen-year-old in Wisconsin who shot dead two people in street protests and; the arms race for hypersonic missiles between global superpowers intensifies and; an interview with the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's first Korean American character. Image: A person displays a cross reading "Freiheit Liberate", during a demonstration against the measures of the Austrian government's new Covid strategy. Credit: EPA/Christian Bruna
The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is used to writing about politics and ideas at play in the broader world, but with his new book, “The Deep Places,” he has written a memoir about his own harrowing experience with Lyme disease. Given the mysteries surrounding the disease, Douthat's story is also very much about his interactions with — and outside of — the medical establishment.“I was relatively open-minded at an intellectual level to the possibility that there are diseases that existing medical science doesn't know how to treat,” Douthat says on this week's podcast. “What I was not prepared for was actually just how bad these diseases could be, and also just how extreme, when you have something like this, you can be willing to get. Eventually I followed what is the outsider medical approach to treating chronic Lyme.”Elisabeth Egan, an editor at the Book Review, visits the podcast to discuss her latest pick for our Group Text, “O Beautiful,” by Jung Yun. The novel is about a Korean American woman who has traded a modeling career for journalism. She inherits an assignment in the oil fields of North Dakota from a former teacher and love interest.“She gets there and quickly discovers that what Richard, her professor, has set up for her isn't really the story that she wants to tell,” Egan says. “And she starts to unravel her own story, and it becomes a novel about insiders and outsiders, and about this town that's completely ill equipped for this influx of somewhat desperate people who are there to work and live in really, really unpleasant and sometimes dangerous conditions.”Also on this week's episode, Elizabeth Harris has news from the publishing world; and Gregory Cowles and Andrew Lavallee talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.Here are the books discussed in this week's “What We're Reading”:“Resuscitation of a Hanged Man” by Denis Johnson“Our Country Friends” by Gary Shteyngart“The Overstory” by Richard Powers
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A new exhibit in Southern California showcases an integral part of Korean-American history that was only uncovered a few years ago. Stephanie Sy shows us the decades-long path to discovering the nation's first "Koreatown." This report is part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Korea24 – 2021.11.16. (Tuesday) News Briefing: The number of critically ill COVID-19 patients climbed to a new high of 495 reported on Tuesday, with an intensive care bed occupancy of 76.1% in the greater Seoul area. However the health ministry said it believes that it is not yet time to activate emergency measures and suspend the living with COVID-19 system. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: When South Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun arrived at Dulles International Airport last Sunday, ahead of his meeting with his American and Japanese counterparts, he told reporters that he expects a good result to be produced soon in the pursuit of declaring a formal end to the Korean War. For analysis on Choi's trip to the US and where things stand in terms of the end of war declaration, Dr. Woo Jung-yeop from the Department of Security Strategy Studies at The Sejong Institute joins us on the line. Korea Trending with Jung Ye-won: 1. A medical intern is found to have moved to a new hospital and continued his internship training, despite a trial pending over charges of sexually assaulting a female patient under anesthesia. (‘환자 성추행’ 인턴, 서울대병원서 수련 중…병원 “몰랐다”) 2. Gangwon FC have appointed ex-national team striker Choi Yong-soo as manager, as the team battles relegation from the K-League 1. (프로축구 강원, 새 사령탑에 '독수리' 최용수 감독 선임) 3. The first Korean American muppet, named Ji-young, will be making her debut on a special Thanksgiving Day episode of Sesame Street. (美 세서미스트리트 새 캐릭터는 ‘지영’…“유색인종 차별은 잘못”) Touch Base In Seoul: In August, it was announced that the Korean-born Canadian conductor Earl Lee had been appointed Assistant Conductor of the prestigious Boston Symphony Orchestra, one of the so-called ‘Big Five’ orchestras in the US. Originally a promising young cellist before a medical condition led him to conducting, he has risen the ranks quickly, receiving awards as one of the most exciting young conductors in Canada. He joins us on the line to tell us about his story and his future hopes. Morning Edition Preview with Mark Wilson-Choi: - Tomorrow’s Korea Herald features a piece by Lee Si-jin on a pilgrimage that parents take to Palgong Mountain to pray for their children to do well on the upcoming Suneung exam. - In tomorrow’s Korea Times, Lee Hyo-jin writes about the growing number of South Koreans in their 20s opting to move out of their parent’s house, to seek financial and personal independence.
In this episode, Jojo and her younger brother Edward reflect together during their first real sibling trip. They discuss their grandmother's recent passing for the first time and how their big age gap (6 years) has affected their relationship. Tune in to hear all about family dynamics, how they plan on getting closer to their parents, becoming more vulnerable with one another, and more as a Korean American family from Houston, Texas. Find Edward on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/edward.kim Follow and subscribe for new episodes on the 15th of every month! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asian-glow-up/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/asian-glow-up/support
November 12, 2021 - Join us as Seung-yoon Lee, CEO, and Co-Founder of Radish Fiction, shares “lessons learned” from his years of experience in media innovation. Before taking on his current position as the Global Strategy Officer at Kakao Entertainment, he founded Radish Fiction, serialized fiction app bringing curated premium, and original stories to readers everywhere, and Byline, the world's leading crowdfunded journalism platform. Seung-yoon was also recognized as one of the inaugural members of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia. Next-generation entrepreneurs, fiction lovers, members, and friends of The Korea Society and Korea Finance Society are all invited to this discussion moderated by Mark Kim from the Korea Finance Society. Following the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, we will have limited in-person capacity. The registration for in-person attendance will be first-come, first-served basis. The session will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person or prefer to participate virtually. The Korea Society is excited to present this session of the Young Professionals' Network series in partnership with the Korea Finance Society (KFS). KFS seeks to build a community to promote the advancement of Korean and Korean-American financial professionals in the United States through networking, education, and mentorship. We are dedicated to providing a platform for sharing expertise among Korean financial professionals, as well as educational and career programs for young Korean financial professionals and college students to maximize their opportunities for career success. This program is made possible by the support from Yang Won Sun Foundation. For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1534-lessons-learned-with-ceo-co-founder-of-radish-fiction-seung-yoon-lee
In this episode of K-Drama School, Grace doesn't discuss any K-dramas at all. The drama for this week is just from being Korean American. In this episode, Grace talks to video artist, filmmaker, educator, and therapist Helen Hyunkyung Park (@parkhyunkyunghelen on Instagram). Grace and Helen's relationship dates back to 2009 when they were both Fulbright scholars in Seoul. This episode of K-drama school is meant for recharge, reset, reflection and reassurance. As you listen, remember to be present. Check in with yourself. How are you doing? What do you need? Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more.
Christina is grinding at home, gearing up for the final tournament(s) of the season, while Alan struggles to reacclimate to real life after a week at Bandon Dunes. They also touch on the culture clash of Korean-Americans playing in Korea as well as the two books Alan has coming out next year, including his juicy biography of Phil Mickelson. Got a question for a future episode? Reach out on Twitter: Christina Kim Alan Shipnuck Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In today's episode, Brea and Kim have Kaiti Yoo, a successful YouTube content creator and Ivy League student, on to discuss how Kaiti navigates having a large internet presence. Kaiti shares her rise to fame and how she manages to hold space for herself even when sharing her life so publicly. Brea and Kim also ask Kaiti about how her identity as a Korean American woman impacts the work she does. This honest and fun conversation is not one you'll want to miss. Subscribe to Kaiti on YouTube (Kaiti Yoo) and follow her on Instagram (@kayteeyou) Follow the girls on Instagram @heart2heartpodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hearttoheartpod/support
Our next guest is a Korean-American film composer and multi-instrumentalist. The first American composer to have been selected as a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Breakthrough talent, his scores include critically acclaimed feature films COWBOYS (dir. Anna Kerrigan) and HOLLER (dir. Nicole Riegel). Also an artist-in-residence and National Advisory Council co-chair at the Ucross Foundation, his work spans across film music, theatre, XR, instrumental compositions, and songwriting. As a classically trained violinist and self-taught guitarist, he was a former live member of the electronic/folk band, The Books, and toured internationally with bands such as Gotye and Explosions in the Sky. For over 15 years, he has recorded with artists ranging from indie songwriters to Talib Kweli, and has composed music for dozens of major global advertising campaigns for Mercedes Benz, Squarespace, Google, Netflix, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among others. And the composer is... Gene Back --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/composertalk/support
In this episode, Dr. Hettie V. Williams is in conversation with Dr. Anwar Uhuru about the Netflix series The Chair. Dr. Uhuru is an Assistant Professor of African American literature in the Department of English at Monmouth University. His research and teaching interests focus on Afro-Diaspora literature and culture, gender, and critical race theory. The focus of this discussion is on race and gender in The Chair a limited comedy-drama series focused on academic life at the fictional Pembroke University that premiered August, 2021. Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, a Korean American woman, is the main character in the show. She is the first woman to become Chair of her Department and faced with a series of challenges including issues related to race, age and gender.
Both Chris and Emily inhaled Alice Henderson's second Alex Carter novel, A BLIZZARD OF POLAR BEARS, which is out today, 11/9! Emily has been partaking in the Laurie Colwin renaissance and read HOME COOKING: A WRITER IN THE KITCHEN and her novel, HAPPY ALL THE TIME. Chris enjoyed Our Mystery Man John's recent recommendation, THE VAMPYRES OF HOLLYWOOD by Adrienne Barbeau and Michael Scott. And we recount our Joint Jaunt to The Montague Bookmill, a used bookstore located alongside the Sawmill River in Massachusetts. The Book Cougars were thrilled to sit down and talk with Jung Yun about her second novel, O BEAUTIFUL, which is out today, 11/9. This novel is centered around the oil boom in North Dakota. Elinor is a 40-something Korean-American woman who is reinventing herself as a journalist after leaving her first career as a model. She finds herself back in her home state of North Dakota where an important assignment and investigation into the boom prompts a collision between Elinor's own past and present. The result is a dark and complex story about identity, gender, race, class, and violence, both inter-personal and environmental. O BEAUTIFUL is a masterful exploration into a woman's experience that sheds light not only on one place and time, but on so much of the discontent and pain in American culture today.
After living in the U.S. for 40 years, Eddie's parents surprise him with the news that they're moving back to South Korea. And, psychologist Sarah H. Moon helps us grieve and celebrate our parents' lives and triumphs.Eddie Kim wrote an article about his experience for MEL magazine titled "When Your Immigrant Parents Move Back Overseas, Where Is Home?" Find it here.Our expert today is Sarah Hye Lim Moon. Sarah is a queer, Korean American, immigrant, who found her passion in working to decreasing the mental health stigma in BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. She's a clinical psychologist, consultant and writer dedicated to training mental health professionals to become more skilled and thoughtful healers. Learn more about her work, here. If you liked this episode, be sure to listen to Explaining She's Isolated, Depressed, and Caring for a Newborn and When They Want More Family Time and You Don't.We'd love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to firstname.lastname@example.org. You might be on a future episode! Let's connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at email@example.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.
We hear from food writer and soon-to-be cookbook author Eric Kim, Los Angeles Times cooking columnist Ben Mims, and from you (!), our community, about ghosts of Thanksgivings past.Referenced in this episode:Why You Should Make a Turducken (Even if You Don't Want to Eat it by the End) (Food52) Genius-Hunter Extra-Credit:Follow along with Eric (and Jean's!) recipe testing for the book Check out Ben's Thanksgiving spread Special thanks to listeners Sarah Copeland, Melissa Dain, and Myo Quinn for sharing their stories. We'll be back next week with a genius recipe; if you come across one in your holiday prep, I'd love to hear about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Park, the CEO of newly public Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp., hadn't imagined herself leading a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, before accepting the job. She decided to consider the pitch from venture capitalist Isabelle Freidheim for one reason. “It took some convincing, a little bit. I wasn't sure if I had the right capabilities. I have always sat on the entrepreneur side. So to be on the acquiring/money side is a new perspective and vantage point for me,” she said. “I don't think I would have taken the call if it wasn't the fact that it was an all-female SPAC.” That's how the Seattle entrepreneur ended up with Freidheim and the Athena team at the New York Stock Exchange this week, as they rang the opening bell a week after raising $230 million in an initial public offering. Next on Athena's agenda is the process of identifying and acquiring a consumer-oriented company, leveraging those funds. Park is believed to be the first Korean-American woman to take a company public as CEO on the NYSE. A Yale Law School graduate and former Starbucks executive, she went on to found and lead Julep Beauty, a physical retail chain and e-commerce brand that was acquired by private equity giant Warburg Pincus. She went on to found sustainable gift-wrap company Tokki, leading the company through a pivot during the pandemic. She's also a board member of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, which holds its 2021 OpportunityTalks Breakfastat 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9. On this episode of the GeekWire Podcast, Park talks about the ambitions of Athena's team, the future of consumer brands in the Amazon era, her family's experience as immigrants, and her own life story. With GeekWire's Todd Bishop and John Cook; Audio editing by Curt Milton; Theme music by Daniel L.K. Caldwell. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
November 3, 2021 - Celebrating the 10th year of our Young Professionals' Network (YPN) series, The Korea Society is excited to announce the YPN 10th Anniversary Special with singer-songwriter Eric Nam, one of the most popular and recognizable celebrities in Asia. As a Korean American singer, songwriter, entertainer, and TV personality from Atlanta, Georgia, Eric has been inspiring his fans and the younger generation through his musical performances and insightful commentary on important contemporary issues. He has been named GQ Korea's Man of the Year and appeared on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia. Join our YPN Special to hear Eric's thoughts on balancing the cultural boundary between Korea and the U.S. as an entertainer with a fanbase in both countries. This interview will also provide a rare opportunity to hear Eric's personal story and vision of his life and career. This program is made possible by the support from Yang Won Sun Foundation. For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1530-10th-anniversary-special-with-eric-nam
Grace M. Cho grew up Korean-American in a small town in Washington state. Her mother, Koonja, was a Korean woman who met Grace's white-American father – a merchant marine – on a US military base in the aftermath of the Korean war. Charismatic and determined, Koonja did everything she could to 'fit in' in their town: she threw a party for Grace and her brother's teachers to help them integrate at school; she learned to cook American food; and she also founded a thriving woodland-foraging business that led to her being nicknamed “the blackberry lady” by the locals. Still, Grace never felt the family was truly accepted, and they often experienced harassment. When Grace was 15, Koonja suffered a psychological breakdown that would, years later, be diagnosed as schizophrenia. Struggling to help, Grace turned detective and uncovered her mother's traumatic history in Korea. But it was through cooking – and recreating Korean recipes Koonja had not tasted for decades – that Grace and her mother were able to find comfort and connection. Grace's memoir is called Tastes Like War. Get in touch: email@example.com Presenter: Anu Anand Producer: Laura Thomas Picture: Grace M. Cho Credit: Patrick Bower
We are BACK, and have some incredible interviews lined up on the freshly relaunched TASTE Podcast. One of those interviews is with Eric Kim. Eric has a signature style with his food writing and journalism, which has appeared frequently in the New York Times, Food52, and other publications. He blends a truly lyrical style of prose with deep reporting chops and a knack for simple and highly focused recipe development—a rare triple threat! In this conversation, Eric talks about some of his hit recipes in the Times, and he shares details about his forthcoming cookbook Korean American, out next March. We also talk about how crushing deadlines can sometimes inspire a genius recipe idea.Also on the show, cohosts Anna Hezel and Matt Rodbard discuss what they've been up to for the past two years and how the TASTE Podcast is coming back bigger, bolder, and featuring 100 percent more ranch dressing.Additional Eric Kim reading:The Perfect Dinner for Two [New York Times Magazine]What's in Your Second Fridge? [TASTE]The Best Coffee Break Is an Affogato [New York Times]Preorder Eric's book: Korean American
Episode 204: “The Asian Avengers” Feat. James Hwang On this week's episode of the @RoadPodcast, the fellas speak with premier NYC club promoter @JamesHwang42, longtime friend to @DJCrooked, who both connected in the 2000's being the only Korean Americans in New York nightlife (00:24). The guys discuss NYC's low DJ rates (10:20), Miami becoming an escape for New Yorkers during the pandemic in 2020 (15:35), and discriminatory club policies regarding race and appearance in nightlife (34:20). James speaks on his #SinSundays party at @NYSapphire60, approaching over 8 years now, being one of the first to combine the nightclub and stripclub experience (51:30). Finally, the fellas share how many “fake friends” were cut-off post-pandemic (1:11:40) and Crooked explains why James's role in NYC nightlife is so important (1:16:45).
#045: Sang Don Park is a talented beatboxer comedian who I met years ago while doing standup comedy. He spent a big chunk of his childhood in America before moving back to Korea. We talk about… Self-dev message of the day: Sang brought up that he recently quit coffee: If you're addicted to caffeine like I am, I'd encourage anybody to do research into it and consider giving up daily or regular coffee consumption to improve your quality of sleep and lower stress. He grew up in Florida and Chicago and he got teased by other kids as is typical for many Asian-Americans. How a lot of these experiences gave us thicker skin and how as adults we can laugh about them! The reverse culture of moving back to Korea and what it was like adjusting to Korean society This happens a lot to people who can't get a visa. My family may have just as easily not gotten our visas which allowed us a path to naturalization. How he's felt lost at times in his journey as being American or Korean How we come to acceptance with our identities How our adversities made us better, HARDer people The challenges of doing standup comedy in Korean The challenges of fitting into Korea as a Korean-American! Sang Don Park | Why Clubbing SucksSupport the show (http://maimtime.com/support)
“If my legacy is that I have been a kind and good person, that is enough for me.”Do you ever wonder about your parents' and grandparents' stories? What their life was like before you came into the world? What's stopped you from asking those questions, and how can you hear those stories in time?We're so excited to invite Sarah Park back onto the podcast. You may remember her from ep 63, where we all debated about Facetune, filters, and cancel culture. She's back for a very different reason and a personal project of hers: she recently released “A Portrait of Us | 우리의 착한 이야기,” a documentary about her grandparents.A poignant, introspective telling of her grandparents' immigration story, Sarah amazes us with her intentionality behind each thought, word, and shot in this film. We get to chat with her about legacy, the level of openness and transparency in multigenerational conversations, and the behind the scenes of choosing when to invest in oneself through a passion project.Watch “A Portrait of Us | 우리의 착한 이야기”vimeo.com/598611004More about SarahSarah Park is a Korean American video editor and storyteller based in NYC. Throughout her artwork, she focuses on uplifting Korean American voices across generations, particularly through the lenses of family, love, and food.While completing her bachelor's degree in Integrated Digital Media at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, she was able to explore the social and ethical potentials of emerging technologies at the intersection of art and technological practice, which has since been her foundation for approaching her artwork and storytelling. In the past couple of years, she has worked on projects for a wide variety of tech and media brands such as Snapchat, DIVE Studios, SoulCycle, and Group Nine Media, using her skills in video and podcast post-production, motion graphics, and graphic design to convey impactful stories and messages.⟡ website: parksarah.com⟡ instagram: @lalaspark Follow bamboo & glass on:⟡ instagram: @bambooandglass⟡ links to various platforms: beacons.ai/bambooandglass⟡ website: www.bambooandglass.buzzsprout.com⟡ Da Eun: @daeunkm⟡ Sophia: @sophiasysun Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bambooandglass)
On University of California, Irvine Week: Immigrants can thrive with a strong support network. Brittany Morey, assistant professor of health, society and behavior, explores why. Brittany N. Morey, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Morey's research focuses on how structural inequity shapes racial and ethnic health […]
Dr. Renee and Dr. Cristina welcome Tida Beattie, a 1st generation Thai-American end-of-life doula, community educator, and grief activist; and Soyeon Davis is a 1.5 generation Korean-American end of life doula. Tida and Soyeon are the co-founders of MESO, which provides advocacy, assistance, and support to immigrant families dealing with chronic illness and/or aging.Much of Tida and Soyeon's work at Meso is a product of their lived experience. Having lost many family members of their own and discovering the lack of support for underserved and marginalized communities, the two were inspired to fill this shocking gap in American society by creating an exclusive space for their people.Those in minority communities are culture bearers. It's so easy for Asian-American to become disconnected from their cultural roots, especially because of systemic silencing alongside the fact that they often lack role models. Tida shares why it is vital to reclaim one's rituals, practices, and beliefs that their ancestors have held onto before them.Soyeon talks liminal space and shares her complex (but common) experience of being othered not just in America but in her native Korea as well. It is our responsibility, she says, to accept and embrace this grief, but then to reconcile with it in order to not pass it on to the next generation.Finally, Tida and Soyeon explain their day-to-day work as life doulas and why they believe they serve as role models to the people they work with.Ultimately, as life doulas to the underserved and marginalized, Tida and Soyeon are role models to the individuals they serve. They encourage us not to suppress or hide from our grief, but to address it head-on. By destigmatizing these conversations, we rediscover our heritage and kickstart the process of healing not just for ourselves, but for the future generations.Connect with Las Doctoras:Visit their website: www.lasdoctoras.net Follow them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/las.doctorasListen on Apple ItunesConnect with MESO:Follow MESO on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mesocommunity
Celebrating Powerhouse Women salutes and recognizes women who are making an impact, whether it's in business, philanthropy, public service, or elsewhere. Michelle Kang/Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta Michelle Kang is a first generation Korean American. She immigrated to Georgia in 1992 and has since become a U.S. citizen by naturalization. Since obtaining her [...]
Celebrating Powerhouse Women salutes and recognizes women who are making an impact, whether it's in business, philanthropy, public service, or elsewhere. Michelle Kang/Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta Michelle Kang is a first generation Korean American. She immigrated to Georgia in 1992 and has since become a U.S. citizen by naturalization. Since obtaining her […]
(Warning: Spoilers! Time stamps will be provided during podcast) Chris, Adam, and returning guest John Bai sit down to review and discuss the recent movie 'Blue Bayou' written, direct, and starred in by Justin Chong. 'Blue Bayou' follows the events in the life of Korean-American adoptee Antonio LeBlanc (Justin Chon), his pregnant wife Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and her daughter Jessie (Sydney Kowalske) after they learn that Antonio is not an American citizen as they always believed and is faced with deportation to South Korea. The three then discuss the controversy surrounding the movie which centers on accusations that Chon did not get the permission of Adam Crapser and other deported and at risk of deportation adoptees to use details of their lives in the making of 'Blue Bayou'. This discussion leads into a conversation of the idea of Narrative Ownership since Justin Chon is not an adoptee himself. Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Chris (@JesuInToast) Adam (@snbatman) John (@BohnJai) Plan A Podcast series on Adoptees Without Citizenship: https://soundcloud.com/plan-a-magazine/sets/the-manufactured-crisis SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS: firstname.lastname@example.org UA Theme: "Chairman Mao" by Bambu
Ep 157 - Amplifying Asian American leaders in the Hospitality Industry with Arnold Byun from With Warm Welcome Arnold Byun is a community connector, brand builder, and people person. He is the founder of With Warm Welcome and NAEMO. His purpose and passion are rooted in amplifying Asian American chefs and restaurateurs via storytelling, event activations, and creative endeavours such as podcasts, pop-ups, and products. His most recent project, NAEMO, empowers rising Korean American chefs via creative collaborations that celebrate and explore Korean cuisine and culture from a contemporary perspective so I feel privileged to have a conversation with Arnold today. In this podcast we talk about how Arnold started the With Warm Welcome podcast, how the idea for bakers box came about, how we need to do better to understand Asian culture. This is a really important podcast, and it is the kind of podcast that I believe you will want to listen to twice to make sure you haven't missed anything. Please connect with everything Arnold is doing on the links below: Website: https://withwarmwelcome.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/withwarmwelcome/ Please connect with us here at POH: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/principle-of-hospitality/message
This episode of We Belong Here is guest-hosted by Caitlin Moran, content and communications manager for Civic Commons. Our topic is the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, and the community leaders who are stepping up to help welcome refugees and advocate for those who have been left behind. A very special thank you to our guests: Aneelah Afzali: Aneelah is an Afghan-American attorney who left her legal career to pursue service. As the Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS-AMEN), she is a well-known community activist, interfaith leader, and justice advocate, who is currently helping coordinate efforts to respond to the incoming Afghan refugees. Will Berkovitz: Rabbi Will Berkovitz is the CEO of Jewish Family Service, a Seattle-based social services agency founded in 1892 that helps vulnerable individuals and families in the Puget Sound Region achieve well-being, health and stability. JFS has a responsibility to meet the particular needs of our Jewish communities as well as serving people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Thanh Tan: Thanh Tan is an independent journalist and filmmaker and a co-founder of Viets 4 Afghans. She created and hosted "Second Wave," a KUOW and PRX-supported podcast that explores Vietnamese American experiences after the Vietnam War. Our conversation touched on everything from how to be an effective ally to Afghan refugees, to helping new arrivals find belonging and community, to advocating for the people who remain in Afghanistan. Here are links to some of the organizations and resources mentioned by our guests: MAPS Muslim Community Resource Center Joint campaign for Emergency Funds to support Afghan refugees Viets4Afghans tinyurl.com/WAHelpAfghans: A central intake form for Washingtonians to sign up for volunteer efforts, housing and donating goods. Organizers follow up every couple weeks via email with ways to help, and also reach out to people directly based on their interests. tinyurl.com/AfgAdvocacy: A Google doc with petitions to sign, virtual events to attend, and other ways to take action Gift card donations (Costco, WinCo, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Amazon, Target) may be sent in any denomination to Kits For Peace: 15600 NE 8th Street, Suite B1 PMB 453, Bellevue, WA 98008. Thank you again to the Big Phony, a Korean-American singer/songwriter living in Seoul, South Korea for allowing us to his music in our intro and outro, all royalty-free!
https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680032550/imagine-a-death/ In the face of a slow but impending apocalypse, what binds three seemingly divergent lives (a writer, a photographer, an old man), isn't the commonality of a perceived future death, but the layered and complex fabric of how loss, abuse, trauma, and death have shaped their pasts, and how these pasts continue to haunt their present moments, a moment in which time seems to be running out. JANICE LEE is a Korean-American writer, editor, publisher, and shamanic healer. She is the author of seven books of fiction, creative nonfiction & poetry. She is Founder & Executive Editor of Entropy, Co-Publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms, Contributing Editor at Fanzine, and Co-Founder of The Accomplices LLC. She currently lives in Portland, OR where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Portland State University.
In this episode, Sam and Melanie talk with October featured writer, Nari Kirk, about her writing process, poetic influences on her prose, MFA reflections, writing about grief, and more. Plus, Nari reads her engaging letter of encouragement, which explores the ways in which we often try to force writing into a work ethic.Join our Patreon at the $5 Prickly Pear level for access to an upcoming bonus segment from this episode, in which Nari talks about her trajectory as a writer. You'll also receive a copy of October's Digital Plume, which includes both Nari's letter and a delicious flight of her flash nonfiction work.Nari Kirk is a Korean American writer with an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of New Mexico. Her work has appeared in Hobart online and the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing, among other publications. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.LinksThe Book of Delights by Ross GayThe Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay“Leap” by Brian DoylePilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie DillardWriters to ReadObit by Victoria Chang Tiana Nobile
Korea24 – 2021.10.12. (Tuesday) News Briefing: President Moon Jae-in has called on the prosecution and police to work closely to thoroughly investigate and swiftly shed light on suspicions surrounding a Seongnam land development project. It marked the first time the president has expressed a stance on the scandal. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis: South Korea's high inheritance tax system has been under the spotlight again, after it was revealed last week that the Samsung Group family plan to sell 2 trillion won in shares of group affiliates to help pay off their 12 trillion won inheritance tax bill. Critics of the tax, the second highest among OECD countries, have said that it’s too high, and finance minister Hong Nam-ki said last week that the government is planning to reform the system. Professor Park Sang-in from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Public Administration joins us on the line to discuss the issue. Korea Trending with Jung Ye-won: 1. A Seoul court has sentenced Kim Tae-hyun to life in prison for the murder of a mother and her two daughters at an apartment in Nowon, Seoul. ('세 모녀 살해' 김태현, 1심 무기징역 선고) 2. A Korean interpreter for the Singapore Police Force during the 2018 North Korea-US summit has been arrested in the island state after being caught filming women in public bathrooms using hidden cameras. (싱가포르 거주 韓남성 몰카찍다 적발…현지언론 신상 공개) 3. The K-pop ballad group 2AM released a teaser on social media for their new album, ‘Ballad 21 F/W’, due to be released on November 1st, marking their first full comeback with all members since 2014. (2AM, 11월 1일 7년 만에 완전체 컴백) Touch Base in Seoul: Figure skaters Hannah Lim (16) and Ye Quan (19) made history last August, becoming the first ever ice dancing duo representing South Korea to win a medal at an International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix event. They especially caught people’s eye dancing to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ in the Rhythm Dance program. They join us via video call to tell us about their story and their Olympic dreams. Morning Edition Preview with Mark Wilson-Choi: - Jun Ji-hye writes in The Korea Times about how the government imposed for the first time an overseas travel ban on two men who refused to pay child support. - Song Seung-hyun from the Korea Herald features a piece on a film by Korean-American filmmaker Justin Chon, called “Blue Bayou”, about a Korean American Adoptee who faces deportation.
Joanne Lee Molinaro, known widely as “The Korean Vegan”, has always been a leader. A Lawyer, activist, runner, mentor, & viral TikToker, she's done it all & more! With 3.5 million social fans and growing, she now has a best-selling cookbook! Like her TikTok, the new cookbook, “The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen”, weaves together delicious veganized recipes with intimate stories and details on her life, both past and present. She talked to us about some of the recipes in the book and how her family influenced not only her plant-based diet journey but who she's become as a human. Beyond the food, Joanne explains some of the myths behind the popular notion that you can't veganize Korean food. And we hear about the concept diaspora and how she navigates her identity as Korean American. Last, we play a riveting round of rapid fire to find out her favorite vegan spot in Chicago, what her favorite cocktail is, whether she has a favorite TikTok, and her most loved recipe!
For transracial adoptees and people of colour, the past 18 months have felt like an emotional gauntlet. At least, they have for us. From the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, which saw a surge of the Black Lives Matter movement, to rising anti-Asian racism and the Atlanta shootings, to the disparate impacts of COVID-19 due to systemic racism and chronic underfunding in public health, there's been a lot to reckon with. To keep educating ourselves, and in the hopes of continuing and deepening some of our earlier conversations on race and the fight for racial justice, we reached out to our friend, Korean American adoptee Rebecca Kinney. Rebecca is an Associate Professor in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She is the author of numerous articles and the book Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America's Postindustrial Frontier (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). She is a Fulbright Scholar Korea (2021-2022) and currently lives in Seoul. This is a thought-provoking, in-depth conversation that traverses the historical, personal, and political. First, she starts with a 20-minute primer on Asian American racial formation and settler colonialism - kind of like an audio lecture. Then Rebecca talks about finding her own ethnic identity as a Korean adoptee from the white working class suburbs of Detroit, before we discuss the barriers to solidarity amongst Asian Americans and POCs, and how we might confront anti-black racism as Asian adoptees. Finally, Rebecca talks about living in Korea and her current Fulbright research, before we end with an extended random question segment. We learned a lot from Rebecca and we hope you do too. To learn more about Rebecca's work, visit https://bgsu.academia.edu/RebeccaJKinney or get in touch at email@example.com Donate to the Black Lives Matter Movement here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
Korea24 – 2021.10.05. (Tuesday) News Briefing: Starting Tuesday, health authorities will begin accepting reservations for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from teenagers aged 16 and 17. The government has stressed, however, that vaccinations are not compulsory for teens and will be carried out based on the consent of a parent or a legal guardian. Meanwhile, the nation passed a milestone of more than 90% of the adult population receiving their first vaccine dose. (Koo Hee-jin) In-Depth News Analysis: The government is set to extend COVID-19 vaccinations to teens and pregnant women, as well as offer booster shots to the most vulnerable. This comes as the government says it remains on track to transition to a new virus management system of ‘living with COVID’ in November. Dr. Kim Eui-ho (김의호), the Head of the Viral Immunology Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur Korea joins us on the line to give his perspective on these developments. Korea Trending with Jung Ye-won: Employees of Starbucks Korea have raised complaints against the coffee megachain over working conditions, especially after a recent marketing event ("대기 650잔, 지쳤다"…국내 스타벅스 직원들, 시위 예고). Meanwhile, on Monday two US scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine, and the stories of how they became scientists has been attracting attention (피자 배달·야구선수 보고 과학자 꿈...노벨상 수상자 사연 화제). And global K-Pop sensation BTS have topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the sixth time with ‘My Universe’, their collaborative song with Coldplay (BTS-콜드플레이 ‘마이 유니버스’ 빌보드 1위 ‘핫샷’). Touch Base in Seoul: Coinciding with World Korean Day, Korean-American filmmaker Joseph Juhn returns for his third appearance on the show, but this time as a published writer! Intended for a Korean audience, his book titled ‘당신의 수식어 (Your Modifier)’ has been written in Korean, and published under his Korean name, 전후석 (Juhn Hoo-seok). It tells the story of how he came to make his first documentary ‘Jeronimo’ and how that led him to question what it means to be part of the Korean diaspora. He joins us to tell us more about the book, as well as other projects he is working on. Morning Edition Preview with Mark Wilson-Choi: Mark previews Bahk Eun-ji’s piece in the Korea Times about the possibility of government-back health insurance plans for companion animals, as well as Ko Jun-tae’s story in the Korea Herald on how people in Korea are torn about ginkgo trees and how the government is stepping in to address concerns.
This week we are joined by Ed Popski. Ed is a writer, producer, and stand-up comedian who has been nominated for a daytime Emmy twice. Ed is one of the founders of The Asian Comedy Fest! Check it out! In this episode we discuss growing up in Philadelphia, having dogs, playing video games, having creative careers, the melting pot that is New York City, and being a Korean American adoptee! You don't want to miss our discussion on being in AV Club! Give it a listen!Ed: @epopskiCarly: @carlyjmontagEmily: @thefunnywalshEmail us! Aloneatlunch@gmail.com**LEAVE US A RATING AND REVIEW**
"We battle with so many things culturally as people in this industry begging to be seen and given a chance.So in advocating for yourself, just having people say "you can" and "you should" is so supportive."What goes into advocating for yourself when your career hinges on getting representation and book deals on the stories that you so eagerly want to share with the world? How does your view on representation evolve as you go through the journey of crafting an untold story?The Kimchingoos get real with us in part 2 of our conversation, and we're so thankful for their wisdom, insight, as well as their empowering friendship. We hope that y'all get that warm feeling in your heart too as you hear these ladies hype each other up and share intimate thoughts on the podcast.Learn a bit about Graci and Grace, and make sure to follow everyone on social media
Michelle MiJung Kim joins Jerry to discuss her journey as a queer Korean American woman navigating academic, corporate, and now entrepreneurship life as she uses her voice to challenge the status quo in tech and beyond. Her first book THE WAKE UP is available everywhere today.Meet Michelle MiJungMichelle MiJung Kim (she/her) is a queer immigrant Korean American woman writer, speaker, and social entrepreneur challenging the status quo in tech and beyond. She is CEO and co-founder of Awaken, a leading provider of interactive equity and inclusion education programs facilitated by majority BIPOC educators, where she has consulted hundreds of organizations and top executives from Fortune 500, tech giants, nonprofits, and government agencies to spark meaningful change. Michelle has been a lifelong social justice activist and has served on a variety of organizations such as the San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, San Francisco Human Rights Commission's Advisory Committee, LYRIC nonprofit's Board of Directors, and Build Tech We Trust Coalition. Michelle currently serves on the board of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE). Her work has appeared on world-renowned platforms such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The New York Times, and NPR, and she has been named Medium's Top Writer in Diversity three years in a row. Michelle is the author of the book, The Wake Up (Hachette, Fall 2021). Order the book here: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/michelle-mijung-kim/the-wake-up/9780306847202/About The Wake UpIn The Wake Up, Michelle MiJung Kim shares foundational principles often missing in today's mainstream conversations around “diversity and inclusion,” inviting readers to deep dive into the challenging and nuanced work of pursuing equity and justice, while exploring various complexities, contradictions, and conflicts inherent in our imperfect world. With a mix of in-the-trenches narrative and accessible unpacking of hot button issues—from inclusive language to representation to "cancel culture"—Michelle MiJung Kim offers sustainable frameworks that guide us how to think, approach, and be in the journey as thoughtfully and powerfully as possible. The Wake Up is divided into four key parts:- Grounding: begin by moving beyond good intentions to interrogating our deeper “why” for committing to social justice and uncovering our "hidden stories."- Orienting: establish a shared understanding around our historical and current context and issues we are trying to solve, starting with dismantling white supremacy.- Showing Up: learn critical principles to approach any situation with clarity and build our capacity to work through complexity, nuance, conflict, and imperfections.- Moving Together: remember the core of this work is about human lives, and commit to prioritizing humanity, healing, and community. The Wake Up is an urgent call for us to move together while seeing each other's full and expansive humanity that is at the core of our movement toward justice, healing, and freedom.Meet Michelle:Instagram: @michellekimkimTwitter: @mjmichellekimLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mjmichellekim// Support Dear Asian Americans:Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/dearasianamericans/Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jerrywonLearn more about DAA Creator and Host Jerry Won:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrywon/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerryjwon/// Listen to Dear Asian Americans on all major platforms:Transistor.fm: http://www.dearasianamericans.comApple: https://apple.dearasianamericans.comSpotify: https://spotify.dearasianamericans.comStitcher: https://stitcher.dearasianamericans.comGoogle: https://google.dearasianamericans.com Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dearasianamericans Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dearasianamericans Subscribe to our YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dearasianamericans // Join the Asian Podcast Network:Web: https://asianpodcastnetwork.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianpodcastnetwork/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asianpodcastnetwork/Dear Asian Americans is produced by Just Like Media:Web: http://www.justlikemedia.comInstagram.com: http://www.instagram.com/justlikemedia
Today, a crossover episode with our L.A. Times cousin podcast “Asian Enough.” Hosts Tracy Brown and Jen Yamato interview novelist Min Jin Lee about leaving her legal career to write books, expressing Asian pride at a time of hate crimes, dealing with people whose stances you dislike, and working to change the world five minutes at a time.The author also blows the hosts' minds with her perspective on dealing with the pain of casual racism. “Min Jin, you're giving me, like, a lifetime of therapy here.”More reading:Welcome to ‘Asian Enough,' Season 2Violence has Asian Americans questioning how far they have really come in their American journeyHigh School Insider column: Exploring my Korean identity — A follow-up to Min Jin Lee's ‘Pachinko'Op-ed: Coronavirus reminds Asian Americans that our belonging is conditional
In this Sunday edition: As Los Angeles redraws its electoral maps, Korean American leaders have revived a campaign to move Koreatown from four council districts into one, arguing the change would bring the strong political representation the neighborhood has sought for decades. Josie Huang reports. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Do you ever feel alone in your creative journey? What is your impression of accountability groups? We got to sit down with the Kimchingoos, a group of Korean diasporic women who are releasing their debut books as we speak! Graci Kim (The Last Fallen Star, ep 140), Jessica Kim (Stand Up, Yumi Chung!), Sarah Suk (Made in Korea), Grace Shim (The Noh Family, 2022), and Susan Lee (Seoulmates, 2022) share the beginning journeys as authors, how they found each other, and poignant moments where they've actively prioritized this accountability group which has slowly become a second family "that I would leave my husband during our honeymoon for."Stay tuned for part 2, where we chat about representation in the publishing industry!Learn a bit about Sarah, Susan, and Jessica, and make sure to follow everyone on social media
Sol Han, the chef behind LittleMad, the recently opened Korean-American restaurant in Koreatown in partnership with HAND Hospitality.Chef Sol was born in Korea and raised in New York, and spent the last decade working in acclaimed New York restaurants, including Michelin-starred Le CouCou, and Ai Fiori under James Beard award-nominated Michael White. LittleMad is chef Sol's debut restaurant. It reflects his unique cooking perspective – a combination of his Korean heritage and favorite nostalgic dishes, with his training in French and Italian kitchens, to redefine what “New American” cuisine can be.We head back into our archives to share a special performance from one of our faves, THICK. Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features 77 of the world's top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It's an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, www.snackytunes.com for more info.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Snacky Tunes by becoming a member!Snacky Tunes is Powered by Simplecast.
BLUE BAYOU MOVIE REVIEW Writer/Director/Producer/ and star of “Blue Bayou”, Justin Chon, is clearly a force to be reckoned with. Here on his fourth feature film he's directed and written, he plays Korean-American adopted immigrant Antonio LeBlanc, living just outside New Orleans with his very pregnant wife Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and her daughter from a… Read More »Screener Squad: Blue Bayou
While Dan is the first to say that he's clearly a work in progress, he's managed to craft a mindset and a work ethic that keeps him positive and his creative juices flowing. You'll hear a sample of his latest songs at the end of the episode.