Season 4

March 21, 2021

Revisiting "Sigh, Gone" w/ Phuc Tran

Trigger Warning: Discussions of child abuse (S4, EP 12) Viet-American best-selling and critically acclaimed author Phuc Tran joined me for the Season 4 finale for this episode. Last Spring, he released his award-winning memo...

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March 14, 2021

Life and Transition of Community Organizing w/ Steve Moon

(S4, EP 11) Longtime Korean-American community organizer & activist Steve Moon joined me for this week's episode. For years, Steve has been cultivating Asian / Black and Brown community solidarity on issues with immigration,...

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March 7, 2021

Setting the Stage for Equity & Inclusion w/ Emjoy Gavino

(S4, EP 10) Filipino-American casting director / actor / theatre veteran Emjoy Gavino joined me as a guest for this week's episode. Emjoy is also the founder of The Chicago Inclusion Project, a start-up organization seeking ...

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Feb. 28, 2021

Sometimes It Snows... w/ Amy M. Le

(S4, EP 9) Viet-American self-published author Amy M. Le joined me for this week's episode. She is the author of three recently published novels partly based on her mom's escape from Vietnam and Amy's upbringing in America, ...

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Feb. 21, 2021

Uncovering to Recovering w/ Rebecca and Phillip Ozaki

(S4, EP 8) Rebecca and Phillip Ozaki joined me for this week's episode. They are two of 4 children born and raised in Chicago, and of Japanese and Filipino descent. Both Rebecca and Phillip talked about their grandfather's ...

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Feb. 14, 2021

Unapologetically Lao'd w/ Catzie Villayphonh

(S4, EP 7) Award winning Lao-American artist and poet Catzie Villayphonh joined me as a guest for this week's episode. Catzie spoke about her work with fellow Lao artists on amplifying the voices and history of the Lao Ameri...

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Feb. 7, 2021

Diving in to Move Forward w/ Sovanna Devin Pouv

(S4, EP 6) Trigger Warning for this episode will contain topics of PTSD trauma, suicide, and other related trauma. For this Season 4 theme, “Process”, I interviewed Khmer-American community leader Sovanna Devin Pouv back in N...

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Jan. 31, 2021

Chicago's White Supremacy w/ Odette Yousef

(S4, EP 5) Chicago WBEZ reporter Odette Yousef joined me as a guest for this episode. Odette recently hosted Season 3 of Motive Podcast (available on all streaming services) which takes a look at the history of the undergrou...

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Jan. 24, 2021

Fighting Anti-Asian and Water Injustice w/ Josina Morita

(S4, EP 4) Josina Morita is my special guest for this week's episode. Josina is currently serving her elected role as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Chicago and all of Cook County which in 20...

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Jan. 17, 2021

Across the Front Lines w/ Kalaya'an Mendoza

(S4, EP 3) Kalaya'an Mendoza (He / Him / SIya) shares his community organizing experience over the years, and more recently, during the 2020 racial civil unreast. Kalaya'an discusses his work in helping to promote nonviolent...

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Jan. 10, 2021

To Forgive Myself w/ Loung Ung

(S4, EP 2). Khmer-American author Loung Ung joined me for this episode. She is best known for her international best-seller First, They Killed My Father. She recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut book which ch...

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Jan. 3, 2021

Cool Woman w/ TRACE

(S4, EP 1) Vietnamese-American singer TRACE joined me as my first guest to kick things off for Season 4. Fresh off her latest single and video release, "Cool Women", TRACE shared her experiences becoming a singer-songwriter ...

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Dec. 27, 2020

Season 4 Trailer

I am excited to ring in the 2021 year with a new 4th season with a fresh lineup of incredible guests for this show. I decided to name this season’s theme, “Process” after reflecting on what has been a turbulent …

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