A Discussion with Author Vanessa Hua

Today we’re talking with author Vanessa Hua and her work. Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES, which received the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature and is a finalist for the California Book Award. O, The Oprah Magazine called it a “stunning debut.” She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists’ Association. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, FRONTLINE/World, Washington Post, ZYZZYVA (ZIZZIVA), and elsewhere. She has filed stories from China, South Korea, Panama, Burma and Ecuador. Her novel, A RIVER OF STARS, is forthcoming .

Food Insecurity

Today we’re looking into food security or rather food insecurity. Why is the world so hungry and what got us here? Today we’re speaking with Lisa Garibaldi. Lisa received her PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Riverside and is currently a lecturer there. Her dissertation research focused on the intersection of economic development projects and dietary change in rural villages of Fiji. Dr. Garibaldi’s research explores how issues of food security are compounded in island nations by both geography and economic development programs that push cash cropping over subsistence production.

On Wasps and Genetics

Today we’ll be looking into wasps and all the kind of different wasps that are out there. We’ll also be discuss phylogenetics, the reconstruction of evolutionary history specifically about wasps. Our guest today is Dr. Elizabeth Murray. She is currently a postdoc at Cornell in the Department of Entomology. She received her PhD in Entomology from UCR in 2014. She has developed and taught a course in phylogenetics. Her research centers on the evolutionary relationships of wasps, – they are one of the most speciose orders of insects, and researchers are continually describing new species, finding new fossils, and uncovering new biological life histories. You can see more of her work at: www.elizabethmurray.us.

Interview with Pastor Ken Fong

This week on we’re talking with Pastor Ken Fong and his journey, along with this church on the path towards becoming an open and affirming community. Growing up in Sacramento, CA, Ken graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in biology (’76). He earned his MDiv (’81) and DMin (’90) from Fuller. Ken has guided Evergreen Baptist Church of LA to become a cutting edge multi-generational, English-only, majority API church. He has served as a trustee for InterVarsity and Westmont College and is currently an affiliate adjunct professor of Asian American Church Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. He was also the featured Bible expositor at Urbana 2000. Since 2015 Ken has hosted and co-produced “Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast.” He and his family live in Sierra Madre, CA.

Finding a Place and Space in America

This week we’re talking with Liz Lin. Liz Lin is a writer and educator on the topics of race and culture. She has a PhD in clinical psychology, as well as master’s degrees in theology and psychology. She’s originally from Michigan and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. We talk about her faith, spirituality, and finding and starting a new space for Asian American Progressives.

College Student’s in Trump’s America

Join us as we talk to Dr. Daniel Diaz how college students are reacting to Trump’s election.

Trump’s America

Join us as I talk with our producer Clark Price as we analyze the shocking results of the election. We examine the failed strategy of the Democratic Party, the problems facing the party, and the prospect of a Trump Presidency.

Christianity and the 2016 Election

Today we welcome to the show Dr. Tim Tseng again as we discuss the 2016 Election Coverage, and the potential pitfalls and impact the election might have on society!

North Dakota Access Pipeline

Today we’re talking with Dr. Clifford Trafzer, Costo Chair of Native American History, at UC Riverside. We discuss the current protests in North Dakota, the issues surrounding Native American lands, the legacy of the United States Army, and the potential environmental impacts of the pipeline.

Getting out the vote

Today we’re talking with Jessica Maldonado, a field representative for Voto Latino. She’s been busy during the 2016 campaign trail as she’s been busy working on efforts to both get out the vote, and registering people to vote. Jessica is here to talk about new voter registration apps, automatic voter registration, and all things voting!

Trump’s Cloud of Illegitimacy


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