We take you to last Thursday, April 10th's National Day of Action for comprehensive immigration reform. With demonstrations taking place in Los Angeles and New York, proponents of immigration reform called for Congress to take immediate action on immigration reform and to stop deporting over a thousand people a day. Over 200 people gathered in downtown Manhattan to call attention to family separation caused by deportation, to call for the passage of the New York State DREAM Act and to urge Congress to act on comprehensive immigration reform. Community leaders and youth from the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), Min Kwon Action Center and the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) also discussed language access and the municipal identification card.
We talk to Howard Shih the author of the national report The State of Asian American Children 2014. We discuss the educational realities of children of various Asian backgrounds and the diverse situations of Asian children adoptees across the country. Howard Shih is the Census Programs Director at the Asian American Federation. The report uses census data on demographics, health, education and other factors to analyze the situation of Asian American children around the country.
After a battle with cancer, Brooklyn-based musician Fred Ho passed away on Saturday, April 12th. We celebrate the life of the Chinese American saxophonist, composer and activist, with a rebroadcast of Charles Amirkhanian's interview with Fred Ho on the KPFA program Other Minds, January 25, 1990.
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"A Song For Manong" by Fred Ho
"[unidentified jazz music]" by Fred Ho
"A Song for Manong: International Hotel [Excerpt]" by Fred Ho