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This edition: April 2014

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 7, 2014.

First aired: April 4, 2014.

Asian Americans making a difference onstage, in civil rights and with philanthropy.

In this episode of Asian American Life Reporter Paul Lin catches up with actor Ann Harada on Broadway to discuss her signature roles, including her performance in a new production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Reporter Mike Gilliam gives us an in-depth look at bullying of Asian American and Southeast Asian students in New York City schools, and how the Sikh Coalition and Amardeep Singh, Commissioner of the White House Commission of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, are dealing with civil and human rights issues.

Host Ernabel Demillo has a one-on-one with California playwright Carla Ching about her new comedy Fast Company at the Ensemble Theater in New York and her career in theater.

And a new class of affluent Asian Americans are giving back to philanthropic and charitable causes. AAL Reporter Kyung Yoon, who co-founded the Korean American Community Foundation, interviews philanthropic leaders including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Martha Choe, Asian American Pacific Islanders In Philanthropy's Peggy Saika, and New York educational and children's philanthropist Charlotte Chen Ackert.

Guest List

Charlotte Chen Ackert Philanthropist

Carla Ching Playwright

Martha Choe Chief Administrative Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ann Harada Actor, “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

Peggy Saika President, Asian American Pacific Islanders In Philanthropy

Amardeep Singh Director of Programs (National), Sikh Coalition

Gurwinder Singh Sikh Coalition

Jaskaran Singh Sikh Coalition

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