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This edition: October 2016

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 16, 2016.

First aired: October 7, 2016.

Chinatowns were once considered the oldest and largest ethnic communities in the U.S.A.  Today, many are disappearing.  Reporter Paul Lin in-depth reports examines Chinatown’s history of over 150 years, and how gentrification and zoning changes are putting pressure on immigrants and their families.

The Phantom of The Opera is the longest running musical on Broadway. They’ve recently made headlines by casting the first Asian American actress in the leading role, long dominated by Caucasian actresses.  Reporter Minnie Roh gets up and personal with Ali Ewoldt.

Asian Americans are the fastest growing ethnic population in the United States - their numbers could influence the presidential election this year. Reporter Kyung Yoon looks at the Asian American voter population and the political, social and economical issues they’re most concerned with.

It’s been 30 years since the Mets won the world series in 1986.  Ernabel Demillo caught up with the former Mets Pitcher who was the starting pitcher for Game 7 to talk about his new book “Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life."

Guest List

Margaret M. Chin Professor of Sociology, Hunter College/CUNY

Ron Darling Major League Baseball Player; Author, New York Mets

Ali Ewoldt Actress, “Phantom of the Opera”

James Hong Interim Executive Director, MinKwon Center for Community Action

Prof. Peter Kwong Distinguished Professor, Hunter College/CUNY

Dr. Taeku Lee Professor and Chair of Political Science, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

Bethany Li Senior Attorney, Asian Outreach, Greater Boston Legal Services

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