Hansi Lo Wang http://kanw.com en In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top http://kanw.com/post/silicon-valley-immigrants-toast-their-way-top Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 42123 at http://kanw.com The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI http://kanw.com/post/harlem-hellfighters-fighting-racism-trenches-wwi The 369th Infantry Regiment served 191 days under enemy fire in Europe. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:58:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 41360 at http://kanw.com The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race http://kanw.com/post/changing-demographics-factor-rhode-islands-gubernatorial-race Parades, social clubs and awards dinners are part of the routine of political campaigns everywhere. But if you're running to be Rhode Island's next governor, then there's one more stop you just can't miss.<br /> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:16:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 40434 at http://kanw.com Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese http://kanw.com/post/play-part-actors-must-talk-talk-chinese The success of the Netflix series <em>House of Cards</em> lies in the details.<p>The show has consulted with <a href="http://www.boston.com/business/innovation/blogs/inside-the-hive/2014/02/21/house-cards-called-boston-hacker-gregg-housh-give-series-tech-authentic-touch/vJL9SCuowDJ7VlyE0BgC2O/blog.html" target="_blank">computer hackers</a> and <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/19/house-of-cards-writer-on-china-u-s-and-power/" target="_blank">political scientists</a> on storylines. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:12:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 39919 at http://kanw.com To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese Asian-American Contestant, 'Villain' Of 'Jeopardy,' Set To Return http://kanw.com/post/asian-american-contestant-villain-jeopardy-set-return If there are any unwritten rules to playing <em>Jeopardy!</em> Arthur Chu may have broken them all.<p>During his four-day winning streak in late January, he sometimes interrupted host Alex Trebek and cut in before the host could finish a sentence. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:53:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 39718 at http://kanw.com Asian-American Contestant, 'Villain' Of 'Jeopardy,' Set To Return For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope' http://kanw.com/post/abused-native-american-women-new-law-provides-ray-hope This Thursday, three Native American tribes are changing how they administer justice.<p>For almost four decades, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling has barred tribes from prosecuting non-American Indian defendants. But as part of last year's re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a new program now allows tribes to try some non-Indian defendants in domestic abuse cases.<p>It will be another year before the program expands to other eligible federally-recognized tribes around the country in March 2015. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:07:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 39658 at http://kanw.com For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope' After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home http://kanw.com/post/after-tour-medal-wwii-japanese-american-soldiers-returns-home <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C83Vd0Qx3sk</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:37:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 39587 at http://kanw.com After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages http://kanw.com/post/walking-down-widening-aisle-interracial-marriages <em>Editor's Note: Code Switch has been engaged in a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/02/14/276543080/what-we-learned-from-our-month-long-exploration-of-xculturelove" target="_blank">month-long exploration</a> of <em>romance across racial and cultural lines</em>. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:53:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 39459 at http://kanw.com Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages National Puerto Rican Day Parade Reorganizes After Misuse Of Funds http://kanw.com/post/ny-attorney-general-reins-national-puerto-rican-day-parade The National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be marching down New York City's Fifth Avenue under new leadership this year.<p>On Thursday, <a href="http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-joins-city-council-speaker-and-community-leaders-announcing-new" target="_blank">New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced</a> that three members of the parade's board of directors, including President Madelyn Lugo and her husband, General Coordinator Luis Rivera, have stepped down. Ten new directors will join the three remaining directors on the all-volunteer board. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:13:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 39373 at http://kanw.com National Puerto Rican Day Parade Reorganizes After Misuse Of Funds Even As Ban Lifts, Many Remain Wary Of Tap Water http://kanw.com/post/even-ban-lifts-many-remain-wary-tap-water Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>It's day seven of West Virginia's water crisis. More than half of households and businesses affected by last week's chemical spill now have safe tap water, that's according to the local utility, West Virginia American Water. Officials say they've been routinely testing for lingering traces of the chemical. Out of an abundance of caution thought, authorities are advising pregnant women to drink only bottled water until further notice. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:56:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 38178 at http://kanw.com White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma http://kanw.com/post/white-house-picks-choctaw-nation-fight-poverty-oklahoma Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared his "War on Poverty," President Obama issued his own plan to combat poverty Thursday with the nation's first five "<a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/economicdevelopment/programs/pz" target="_blank">Promise Zones</a>."<p>All "Promise Zones" will receive a competitive advantage when applying for federal grants, on-site support from federal officials, and, pending congressional approval, tax incentives for businesses hiring and investing in the community.<p>The Obama administration plans to select a Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 37950 at http://kanw.com White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013 http://kanw.com/post/films-black-actors-directors-go-11-2013 <em>As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/251647213/2014-by-the-numbers" target="_blank">numbers that tell the story of this year</a> — numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we're living in, right now. You'll hear the stories behind numbers ranging from zero to 1 trillion.</em><p>When it comes to race and film, the number of the year is 11.<p>I started the count recently at a movie theater just outside Washington, D.C., where I met Kahlila Liverpool. We were there for a movie and a meal with the D.C. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:21:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 37531 at http://kanw.com Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013 Chinese-American Descendants Uncover Forged Family Histories http://kanw.com/post/chinese-american-descendants-uncover-forged-family-history What if you discovered the last name you've lived with since birth is fake?<p>That's what happened in many Chinese-American families who first came to the U.S. before World War II, when the <a href="http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=47" target="_blank">Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882</a> banned Chinese laborers from legally entering the country.<p>The law, formally repealed by Congress 70 years ago Tuesday, prompted tens of thousands of Chinese to use forged papers to enter the U.S. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:34:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 37055 at http://kanw.com Chinese-American Descendants Uncover Forged Family Histories New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders http://kanw.com/post/new-pilot-program-gives-immigrant-detainees-public-defenders In the American criminal justice system, you have the right to an attorney. And if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.<p>That's not the case if you're a defendant in U.S. immigration court. Immigration proceedings are civil matters, and the Constitution does not extend the right to court-appointed attorneys to immigrant detainees.<p>But a new pilot program in New York City is trying to change that with the nation's first government-funded public defender service for immigrants facing deportation. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:55:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 36374 at http://kanw.com New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders A New Life For An Old Slave Jail http://kanw.com/post/new-life-old-slave-jail President Abraham Lincoln stood on a battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa., 150 years ago and declared "a new birth of freedom" for the nation.<p>That same year, an African-American man named Lewis Henry Bailey experienced his own rebirth. At age 21, Bailey was freed from slavery in Texas. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:07:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 35949 at http://kanw.com A New Life For An Old Slave Jail Asian-American Lawyers Act Like '22 Lewd Chinese Women' http://kanw.com/post/legal-drama-asian-american-law-group-relives-infamous-cases <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__FwNn-ZwHk</p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 10:20:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 35560 at http://kanw.com Asian-American Lawyers Act Like '22 Lewd Chinese Women' Amid A Rough Patch, Howard University Faces Flagging Morale http://kanw.com/post/hit-wth-rough-patch-howard-university-faces-flagging-morale Howard University, one of the country's most prominent historically black schools, has hit a rough patch in recent months.<p>The school's Faculty Senate recently voted no confidence in leaders of the school's Board of Trustees. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:46:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 35355 at http://kanw.com Amid A Rough Patch, Howard University Faces Flagging Morale N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Reforms On Hold For New Year, New Mayor http://kanw.com/post/appeals-court-blocks-stop-and-frisk-reforms In New York City, the country's largest police force has been involved in a high-profile legal battle over its stop-and-frisk policy.<p>Few policies of outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have been as controversial as stop-and-frisk, the tactic New York police use to stop people on the streets without a search warrant.<p>The police department says it's been vital in catching criminals and reducing the city's crime rate.<p>Critics dispute those claims and say the NYPD has disproportionately stopped, questioned, and frisked blacks and Latinos without reasonable suspicion.<p>In August, a fe Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:11:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 35286 at http://kanw.com N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Reforms On Hold For New Year, New Mayor N.Y. Chinatown Family Finds Roots In Early Chinese Cinema http://kanw.com/post/ny-chinatown-family-finds-roots-early-chinese-cinema Douglas Lee thought he knew just about everything about the family business.<p>Since the late 1930s, the Lee family has sold insurance at 31 Pell Street in New York City's Chinatown. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 34979 at http://kanw.com N.Y. Chinatown Family Finds Roots In Early Chinese Cinema '12 Years' Is The Story Of A Slave Whose End Is A Mystery http://kanw.com/post/12-years-records-enslavement-how-does-story-end There's a true American saga on screens this weekend.<p><em>Twelve Years a Slave</em> tells the story of Solomon Northup. He was an African-American musician from New York — a free man, until he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., and sold into slavery. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:44:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 34669 at http://kanw.com '12 Years' Is The Story Of A Slave Whose End Is A Mystery