How does ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ play with Asian Americans in the heartland?

The media is replete with reaction and commentary about the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” from people on the coasts and even overseas. As guest host of the KCUR show Central Standard, Sharing America’s Michelle Tyrene Johnson invited three Kansas City residents to talk about the film–its impact, its resonance, even its “Easter eggs.” The guests … More How does ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ play with Asian Americans in the heartland?

Curious Louis: The future of St. Louis’ ‘unofficial’ Chinatown

St. Louis once had a thriving hub for Chinese immigrants moving to the city. Historical records show in 1894 there were about 1,000 people of Chinese heritage living in St. Louis, many of whom had moved to the region from California in the middle part of the century. A St. Louis Public Radio listener wanted … More Curious Louis: The future of St. Louis’ ‘unofficial’ Chinatown

Portland’s Fastest Growing Ethnic Group Struggles To Be Counted

The 2020 U.S. census will take a closer look at the racial make-up of America – asking for even more specifics about ethnicity. For one racial group in the Pacific Northwest, the census offers a chance to build on the success of the last go-round – a survey that showed a surprising result when it came … More Portland’s Fastest Growing Ethnic Group Struggles To Be Counted