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Asian Pacific American Q&A Series

We began interviewing noteworthy Asian Americans as a way to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2013. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue the series indefinitely. You can find our complete archive below.

May 19th by Eric Fish |

Interview: White House Executive Chef on 'Culinary Diplomacy' and Learning to Cook in the Philippines

Food & Recipes Chef Cris Comerford reflects on how her Filipino roots prepared her to cook for heads of state.
May 18th by Juan Machado |

Interview: Ai-jen Poo on the 'Invisible' Women Who are Transforming the US Economy

Current Affairs MacArthur "Genius" award winner discusses the marginalized immigrant domestic workers she works with, saying "I can't imagine where else I'd be."
May 15th by Juan Machado |

Interview: Vietnamese-American Poet on Challenging the 'Dominant Discourses Regarding Race' in the US

Arts Spoken word artist and social activist Bao Phi says privileged Asian American activists need to "illuminate the least privileged in our own communities."
May 14th by Juan Machado |

Interview: Jeremy Lin on 'Breaking Down Stereotypes,' Dunking on His Mom, and New York vs. Houston vs. LA

Current Affairs Lifestyle 'I'm very proud of who I am and my heritage so I have no issues answering questions about it.” NBA point guard Jeremy Lin discusses his Chinese and Taiwanese American background in an Asia Blog interview.
May 13th by Tim Lau |

Interview: Actress Jennie Kwan, From California Dreams to a 'Place of Empowerment'

Current Affairs Filipino-American actress and singer Jennie Kwan retraces the characters she's played that "exemplify young women stepping into their power."
May 11th by Eric Fish |

Interview: Julie Chu on Her Olympic Hockey Journey and 'Breaking Down Walls'

Lifestyle “We’re still trying to break down images, whether they’re created by someone else or created by ourselves.” Four-time Olympic medalist Julie Chu reflects on being the first Asian American to play for the U.S. women’s hockey team.
May 8th by Tim Lau |

Interview: Vivek Wadhwa on 'Subtle Discrimination' and the Coming 'Star Trek Future'

Current Affairs Well known tech entrepreneur says we're on the cusp of exponential technological development that will have profound effects on the world, and the U.S. shouldn't lose its footing with bad immigration policy.
May 6th by Eric Fish |

Interview: Ken Leung on 'Lost,' 'Rush Hour,' and Not Being a Martial Artist From Hong Kong

Arts "People will see a person if you play a person. I still feel this, but over time I see some of the invisible obstacles, too," says Ken Leung of his experience as an Asian American actor.
May 4th by Tim Lau |

Interview: Far East Movement on Asian Parents, the LA Riots, and Taking Bieber to Koreatown

Arts "It all started in the parking lots of Koreatown," says Kev Nish of the chart-topping Asian American hip hop group Far East Movement.
May 1st by Juan Machado |