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Caption: Vaddey Ratner, Credit: Christina Sherk
Vaddey Ratner's novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan honors her lost family

Bought by WNJR, WMUU-LP, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Yu Hua and Michael Berry Beijing August 2010  , Credit: courtesy of Michael Berry
Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English

Bought by KPIP-LP, WRIR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Kao Kalia Yang
Kao Kalia Yang's book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir is a personal story that speaks to the moment.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Brian Perkins talks prophetic dreams, being a midwife, and the mistake first-time filmmakers make.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 17:37
Caption: Gao Hong w/pipa, Credit: Photo Provided by World Music Professionals
Gao Hong came from China to America in 1994. Already established as a world-class player of the Chinese pipa, she has gotten interested in the west...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:40
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We honor Native American Heritage Month and Veteran's Day with Gerald Vizenor. Raised on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, Vizenor at age 1...

Bought by WNMU-FM, RadioFreePalmer, WCAI / WNAN, and WNJR


  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Beverly Parenti, The Last Mile
Human trafficking is estimated to be in the millions--yet only a fraction of it is reported. And taxpayers spend $60,000 per person, per year on in...

Bought by KKRN, KWMR, KSJD, and WRIR


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
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When his prejudiced grandmother catches him playing with an African-American boy at school, a young Chinese immigrant faces a dilemma: how can he s...

  • Added: May 14, 2015
  • Length: 04:42
Caption: Dave Boyle, San Francisco, CA, 4/1/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dave Boyle talks cinema DNA, millinery metaphors, and moving out of his sister’s basement.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 18:56
Caption: Bora Yoon, Credit: Leslie Van Stelte.
Bora Yoon talks about building the sonic design of her album Sunken Cathedral.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Julie Otsuka, Credit: Robert Bessoir
Julie Otsuka’s first novel When the Emperor Was Divine explores her family’s history in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jane Chu, Credit: Courtesy of the Kauffman Center for the Arts
Jane Chu shares her ideas for the agency and the place of art in her own life.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Soh Horie/Miep Gies/Jamie Drummond
A three-part Peace Talks Radio program this time features a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb; also remarks from the woman who helped hide Anne...

Bought by WXDU and KUOW


  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: David Mura, Credit: Courtesy of American Program Bureau, Inc.
Poet, Writer and Spoken-Word Performer David Mura uses his considerable talents as a poet, novelist, memoirist and performer to explore what it me...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 27:29
  • Purchases: 1
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A discussion of the evolution of film over the last hundred years, both as a vehicle for imaginative storytelling and a genre for commentary, the p...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2014
  • Length: 24:16
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Writer/director Erik Matti talks by phone about politics, tracking shots, and why the hitmen in ON THE JOB are unique.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2013
  • Length: 16:13
Caption: Mira Nair, Mill Valley, CA 11/11/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Mira Nair talks multiple identities, defining fundamentalism, and creating dialogue.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2013
  • Length: 13:14
Caption: Richard Wong, San Francisco, CA 3/10/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Richard Wong talks Hollywood vanilla, the aesthetics of falling wine, and the first time he saw Asian people on the big screen.

  • Added: Jan 30, 2013
  • Length: 16:49
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Ang Lee talks faith, storytelling, and being pushed to the edge.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2012
  • Length: 10:18
Caption: Liu Xiaobo, Credit: wikipedia
Two writers with ties to 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo talk about his life and writings. Xiaobo died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at age 61 w...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KUNM, and Radio Baha'i, WLGI


  • Added: Feb 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Liu Xiaobo, Credit: wikipedia
Two writers with ties to 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo talk about his life and writings. Xiaobo died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at age 61 ...

Bought by KUOW, KUOW, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KUOW, KUOW and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 8