This edition: April 2019Tweet
Original tape date: March 1, 2019.
First aired: April 2, 2019.
All new Asian American Life hosted by Ernabel Demillo.
* April is Autism Awareness Month. Correspondent Minnie Roh highlights the contributions made by Asian Americans helping those who are living with autism. She interviews: Jill Nadison, executive director of Reed Academy in New Jersey; Julie Azuma, President, Different Roads to Learning; K. Lisa Yang, Co-Founder, Hock E. Tan & K. Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research, M.I.T. and Guoping Feng, Neuroscientist, Hock E. Tan & Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research, M.I.T.
*What's up reporter Kyung Yoon's sleeve? This month it's an interview with magician and mentalist David Feng, who is disrupting the world of magic.
*Rayner Ramirez talks to author Gina Apostol about her new book, the highly acclaimed, "Insurrecto", a novel that takes place in modern-day Philippines and the Philippine American War.
*Host Ernabel Demillo takes us behind-the-scenes at Ballet Hispanico with guest choreographer, Bennyroyce Royon. Royon's newest production, “Homebound/Alaala" tells the story of migration and immigration through a Filipino American lens. Along with Royon, she interviews Ballet Hispanico's Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro.
Gina Apostol Author
Julie Azuma President, Different Roads to Learning
David Feng Magician and Mentalist
Guoping Feng Neuroscientist, Hock E. Tan & Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research, M.I.T.
Jill Nadison Executive Director, Reed Academy
Bennyroyce Royon Choreographer, Ballet Hispanico
Eduardo Vilaro CEO and Artistic Director, Ballet Hispánico
K. Lisa Yang Founder, Hock E. Tan & K. Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research, M.I.T.