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This edition: February 2014

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 16, 2014.

First aired: February 13, 2014.

Asian American Life remembers Private Danny Chen, a victim of military hazing who committed suicide in 2011. Ernabel Demillo has an exclusive interview with Private Chen's parents, and local officials.

Following the memorial piece, this episode examines Asian Americans in advertising, where the leading industry experts discuss the evolving trends. Guests include Bill Imada, CCO of IW Group, and Saul Gitlin, SVP of K & L Advertising.

Dr. Edmund Kwan, a renowned plastic surgeon in the New York area, offers his insight on the controversy surrounding Asian Americans plastic surgery. We will also hear from former fashion model Jihae Kim, who shares insight into the beauty and fashion world.

And wrapping up this show, we'll take a look at the history of micro brew beer and how one brew master is pairing eastern and western flavors together in his ale. Guests include Basil Lee and Kevin Stafford, co-founders of Finback Brewery, Gregg Glaser, Editor-in-Chief Yankee Brew News Magazine, and Jeff Hardinger, Chef and Owner of Ruay Thai Restaurant.

Guest List

Su Zhen Chen Mother of Private Danny Chen

Yan Tao Chen Father of Private Danny Chen

Margaret S. Chin Councilwoman, City Council of New York, District 1

Saul Gitlin Executive VP Strategic Services & Managing Director, Kang & Lee Advertising

Gregg Glaser Editor-In-Chief, Yankee Brew News Magazine

Jeff Hardinger Chef and Owner, Ruay Thai

Bill Imada Chairman and CCO, IW Group Inc.

Jihae Kim Composer and Former Model

Dr. Edmund Kwan Plastic Surgeon, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Basil Lee Co-founder, Finback Brewery

Kevin Stafford Co-Founder, Finback Brewery

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