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This edition: A "Little Manila" Rises in New York City

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 7, 2013.

First aired: October 9, 2013.

The New York City Opera lowered its curtain but another one rises in “Little Manila,” with the Hunter College premiere of a Filipino opera. For Filipino History Month, Brian catches up on the local community with Kevin Nadal, chapter president of the Filipino American National Historical Society and Linda Oalican, co-founder of the Damayan Migrant Workers Association.

Phones and laptops not fast enough? Brian talks via Skype with U-Colorado, Boulder professor, Milos Popovic who, along with MIT researchers, are solving the speed vs. energy consumption problem. Why? Because it's "cool."

Negro Leagues baseball drew big crowds at the now-forgotten local cathedral: Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey. Restoring the stadium is today’s topic with journalist Garrett McGrath, contributor to online journal Narrative.ly and via Skype from Kansas City, Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

In today’s “Public Intellectual,” our regular series looking at research with the power to change public policy and our minds, a new study that says reading great literature helps us to better read others. Brian interviews professor, Emanuele Castano and PhD candidate David Kidd of the New School for Social Research.

Guest List

Emanuele Castano Professor, New School for Social Research

Bob Kendrick President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

David Kidd PhD Candidate, New School for Social Research

Garrett McGrath Contributor, Narrative.ly

Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. Author, “Filipino American Psychology”

Linda Oalican Co-Founder, Damayan Migrant Workers Association

Milos Popovic Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

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