This edition: September 2015Tweet
Original tape date: August 14, 2015.
First aired: September 4, 2015.
This year’s deadly earthquake in Nepal killed thousands, devastating Kathmandu Valley, a city built by indigenous people known as the Newar. But even before the earthquake, their history and culture were in jeopardy. A new film Reviving Nepal Bhasa reveals a culture fighting extinction, as Minnie Roh reports.
While more Asian Americans preside as judges in US courtrooms, there’s more room for growth. That’s what Paul Lin learned after exclusive interviews with New York’s first Korean American woman judge and, on the federal level, a rare Asian American on the appellate level.
Why do a facelift when a traditional medical practice, facial acupuncture, can get the job done? Reporter Kyung Yoon explores the benefits of acupuncture and whether it can actually help you look younger.
Korean Dominican? Chinese Cuban? Almost a half a million Asian Latinos now live in the U.S, according to the last census, mostly in NY, Texas, and California. Reporter Tinabeth Piña explores this ethnic mix that truly shows that you should never judge a book by its cover.
Judge Denny Chin Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Fabiana Chiu Chinese Peruvian
Dr. Debra Jaliman Dermatologist; Author, “Skin Rules”
Michael Jeon Korean Dominican
Dr. Edmund Kwan Plastic Surgeon, Edmund Kwan, M.D. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Maria Lau Chinese Cuban; Artist
Samir Maharjan New York Newa Guthi
Eduardo Oshiro Japanese Peruvian, Acuario Restaurant
Judge Kathryn S. Paek Judge, New York Criminal Court
Gerardo Renique History Professor, The City College of New York/CUNY
Linda Sanchez Facial Acupuncture Patient
Patrick Sears Executive Director, Rubin Museum of Art
Sam Shakya Filmmaker, “Reviving Nepal Bhasa”
L.Ac Deborah Sook Bang Licensed Acupuncturist & Clinic Director, Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic
Prajwal R. Vajracharya Priest / Religious Leader