Category Archive: Podcast

Aasif Mandvi: No Land’s Man

Actor and writer, Aasif Mandvi, has a strong background in theatre and film, but gained recent fame as “Senior Muslim Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his role in… Continue reading

Eric Liu: A Chinaman’s Chance

Eric Liu served as a speech writer and policy advisor during Bill Clinton’s administration, and is the founder and CEO of Citizen University, which teaches “the art of powerful citizenship”. Based out of… Continue reading

Atul Gawande: Being Mortal

Atul Gawande is a renowned cancer surgeon and writer, based out of the Boston area. He gained fame for his previous book, The Checklist Manifesto, and recently published The New York Times bestseller,… Continue reading

Oregon Ballet Theater: Diversity and Dance

I recently saw this impressive UnderArmour ad featuring ballerina, Misty Copeland, which sparked several articles about requirements, assumptions and stereotypes of ballet. This (and my intense love of dance!) inspired me to investigate the… Continue reading

John Oliver: Comedy and News

Comedian John Oliver rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, especially last summer while he took over as the host. He just completed the first season of… Continue reading

Dmae Roberts: “Mei Mei” 25 Years Later

Dmae Roberts in a Peabody-award winning radio documentarian who covers a wealth of issues concerning communities of color, usually specializing in the arts and social justice. With background in journalism and performing arts,… Continue reading

Portland’s Vietnamese Dual Language Program

Portland Public Schools is home to several dual-language programs, including Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese. This year, 2014-2015, is the inaugural year of the Vietnamese Dual-Language program, beginning with the kindergarten class and adding… Continue reading

Election Special: Rick Steves & Jose Antonio Vargas

With Election Day around the corner and some controversial ballot measures, our local politics got support from some unexpected celebrities: Rick Steves and Jose Antonio Vargas. Rick Steves is the host of Rick… Continue reading

La Santa Cecilia: Cumbia with a Social Justice Twist

La Santa Cecilia‘s soulful music mixes cumbia, klezmer, rock (and more!) with politics, a love for Los Angeles, and romance. Their second album, “Treinta Días” won the Grammy for best Latin Rock album and… Continue reading

Anjan Manikumar: SIGNS Restaurant

A new restaurant has opened in downtown Toronto in which you have to order your food using sign language! Even if you don’t know sign language, there are tutorials all around the restaurant… Continue reading