This edition: Asian American Politicians Coming of AgeTweet
Original tape date: October 28, 2009.
On this edition of Independent Sources we catch up with Councilman John Liu, who's expected to win the race for city Comptroller. We visit two Chinese enclaves in New York, one in Manhattan and one in Queens, where we discover two very different political climates. We talk to a noted scholar and author about the political coming of age of Chinese Americans in New York. We also look at national politics as we explore why immigration has become a hot topic in the debate over health care reform.
Germán Baz President, Diario de Mexico USA
Wellington Z. Chen Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corp.
Abi Ishola Independent Sources
Prof. Peter Kwong Hunter College/CUNY
John C. Liu New York City Comptroller
Garry Pierre-Pierre Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources
Alana Rigal Producer
Ellie Sanchez Chief Executive Officer, Boriken Neighborhood Health Center
Peter Tu Flushing Chinese Business Association
Vianora Vinca Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources