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This edition: August 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 15, 2015.

First aired: August 7, 2015.

Host Ernabel Demillo takes a historical and behind-the-scenes look at a 9-man volleyball with documentary filmmaker Ursula Liang. The sport, initially played by Chinese immigrants to the US, has a wider reach today including a tournament played in major cities and Toronto.

There’s strong demand in the modeling business for Asian American children. No longer are they just in retail catalogues and a few print ads. Reporter Kyung Yoon finds that today’s kid models are gracing the pages of major fashion magazines as well as the runway, and earning anywhere from a few thousand dollars a day to a 5-digit salary.

Reporter Mike Gilliam sits down with former NBC News executive Paula Williams Madison, tracing her roots from the Caribbean to China, and retelling her story of what it means to be raised in Harlem by her Chinese Jamaican mother. Her journey takes her and 16 family members travel to two Chinese cities to visit their ancestral village, and follow their lineage back 3000 years.

When does music become a form of international diplomacy? Answer: when it involves Tennessee-born Korean American musician Elena Moon Park. Reporter Paul Lin jams with her on tracks from the folk/children’s album Rabbit Days & Dumplings, and learns how the US Department of State funds programs she coordinates.

Guest List

Jayne Kim Mother of Models

Ursula Liang Documentary Filmmaker, “9-Man”

Paula Williams Madison Author

Danny Moy President, New York Strangers

Elena Moon Park Musician

Alexandra Su Model, Wilhelmina Kids & Teens

Emilie Su Model, Wilhelmina Kids & Teens

Marlene Wallach President, Wilhelmina Kids & Teens

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