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By Brian Wise
A Seattle theater troupe is defending Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado over charges that the operetta perpetuates racial caricatures.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu melds influences from jazz, classical, and the music of Korea, Java, Taiwan and East Timor. Hear and watch her perform pieces from her new solo opera "Solo Rites: Seven Breaths."
Monday, May 19, 2014
ABC has released a new fall line up, including two shows about American immigrant families. We talk to the young star of “Fresh Off the Boat,” Hudson Yang, about being one of the first Asian-American kids to head a major network TV show.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Stephen Colbert tried to make fun of racists by making a racist joke. It didn't go over well on Twitter. Here's the story behind the latest "weaponized hashtag."
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Jeff Yang, contributor to the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog and editor of Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology, talks about the first South Asian Miss America and the comments she made about TV personality Julie Chen's decision to have plastic surgery to look less Asian.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The AP's Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting and new book on the NYPD's counterterrorism unit and its domestic spying practices post-9/11. Plus: How Joe Lhota might capture enough votes to win the general election; Jeff Yang on perceptions of Asian American women on television, including Julie Chen and the first South Asian Miss America; WNYC's Beth Fertig on public schools using 911 calls to manage disruptive students; and how NYC's art and real estate markets interact.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Nearly a third of Asian-American voters remain undecided. In contrast, recent surveys reveal that roughly 7 percent of the general population is undecided.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Deepa Iyer, head of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together, and Cary Funk, a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, discuss a recent Pew study, "The Rise of Asian Americans", that concluded that Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the fastest growing immigrant group in the U.S.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
According to a study released by the Pew Research Center today, Asians have passed Latinos as the largest wave of new immigrants to this country. The number of Asians in the U.S. quadrupled between 1980 and 2010 to about 18 million, or 6 percent of the total population. Researchers say the new numbers reflect both a slow-down in illegal immigration and the demands many companies are making for higher-skilled workers.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Thirty years ago this month, against the backdrop of a suffering American auto industry, and a growing Japanese one, a young Chinese American man named Vincent Chin was beaten to death by two white auto workers. Neither was found guilty of murder or served any jail time. The case galvanized the Asian American civil rights movement and introduced many Americans to the notion of hate crimes before U.S. hate crime laws existed.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Even though the U.S. Asian population grew faster than any other racial group in the past decade, neither political party has put much effort into tapping them.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
During the past several elections, we’ve heard a lot about Latino voters and how candidates are trying to win their support. But why do we hear so little about Asian-American voters? Christine Chen talks about these statistics, and what might change them. Tony Nam is an Asian American in Queens, New York who has never voted in a national election.
Monday, February 13, 2012
A few weeks ago nobody wanted him. Now NBA scouts are scratching their heads, wondering how they so badly misjudged recent Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin. With every game, Lin continues to outscore his previous career high — and he doesn't show signs of slowing down. "J-Lin" has also garnered a great deal of attention for being the league's first Asian-American player, as well as his devout Christianity.