Hansi Lo Wang http://ktep.org en The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI http://ktep.org/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 37841 at http://ktep.org The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI Latinos Live Longer But Struggle To Save Enough For Retirement http://ktep.org/post/latinos-live-longer-struggle-save-enough-retirement Many American workers find themselves financially unprepared for retirement. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 37532 at http://ktep.org Latinos Live Longer But Struggle To Save Enough For Retirement Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race http://ktep.org/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 12:22:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 36490 at http://ktep.org Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese http://ktep.org/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. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:40:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 35589 at http://ktep.org To Play The Part, Actors Must Talk The Talk — In Chinese Asian-American Contestant, 'Villain' Of 'Jeopardy,' Set To Return http://ktep.org/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 35288 at http://ktep.org Asian-American Contestant, 'Villain' Of 'Jeopardy,' Set To Return For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope' http://ktep.org/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 35212 at http://ktep.org For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope' After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home http://ktep.org/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 35091 at http://ktep.org After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages http://ktep.org/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 34894 at http://ktep.org Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages National Puerto Rican Day Parade Reorganizes After Misuse Of Funds http://ktep.org/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 34752 at http://ktep.org National Puerto Rican Day Parade Reorganizes After Misuse Of Funds 'Still Turning Heads' At Lunar New Year, An All-Female Lion Dance Troupe http://ktep.org/post/still-turning-heads-lunar-new-year-all-female-lion-dance-troupe <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPnv_BBL_eg</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:11:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 33908 at http://ktep.org 'Still Turning Heads' At Lunar New Year, An All-Female Lion Dance Troupe Remaking All That Jazz From Shanghai's Lost Era http://ktep.org/post/remaking-all-jazz-shanghais-lost-era <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f8D8PWhQSg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_I5Z1PlKqI</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:52:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 33692 at http://ktep.org Remaking All That Jazz From Shanghai's Lost Era Even As Ban Lifts, Many Remain Wary Of Tap Water http://ktep.org/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 22:15:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 32862 at http://ktep.org W.Va. Businesses Regroup After Tap Water Is Restored http://ktep.org/post/wva-businesses-regroup-after-tap-water-restored The area around Charleston is slowly coming back to life after last week's chemical spill that contaminated the water supply. The ban on tap water has been lifted in downtown Charleston, which is good news to restaurants and other small businesses. But restaurants and laundromats in neighboring towns unaffected by the ban are serving long lines of customers in areas still without access to drinkable tap water. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:21:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 32809 at http://ktep.org West Virginia Tap Water Ban Awaits A Good Flush http://ktep.org/post/west-virginia-tap-water-ban-awaits-good-flush Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>Faucets in parts of West Virginia are running drinkable water again. This after a chemical spill leaked into the Elk River and tainted the local water supply. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 32711 at http://ktep.org White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma http://ktep.org/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 32489 at http://ktep.org White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013 http://ktep.org/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 31790 at http://ktep.org Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013 Chinese-American Descendants Uncover Forged Family Histories http://ktep.org/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 31048 at http://ktep.org Chinese-American Descendants Uncover Forged Family Histories Mandela's Death Reverberates Across U.S. http://ktep.org/post/mandelas-death-reverberates-across-us Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>We're reporting today on the passing of Nelson Mandela. The Nobel laureate and first black president of South Africa died yesterday at 95. Many here in the United States felt a connection to Mandela, among them former President Bill Clinton. He spoke recently to CBS News about Mandela's legacy.<p>PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: He built a genuine multiracial democracy in South Africa, when he could have had a one-party state and shut everybody else out. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:26:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 30344 at http://ktep.org Supporters Of Immigration Overhaul Remain Focused http://ktep.org/post/supporters-immigration-overhaul-keep-issue-alive Lawmakers on Capitol Hill face a lengthy to-do list before they head home for the holidays. Near the top is an issue deemed a priority after last year's election — immigration reform. So far, only the Senate has <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/27/196328579/senate-approves-sweeping-immigration-overhaul-in-final-vote" target="_blank">passed a bill</a>.<p>Despite the standstill, supporters of immigration reform are pushing to keep the issue alive on a crowded legislative slate.<p>For a group of protesters on the National Mall, the strategy has become dramatic and drastic. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 30185 at http://ktep.org Supporters Of Immigration Overhaul Remain Focused New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders http://ktep.org/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 29952 at http://ktep.org New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders A New Life For An Old Slave Jail http://ktep.org/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 29303 at http://ktep.org A New Life For An Old Slave Jail Asian-American Lawyers Act Like '22 Lewd Chinese Women' http://ktep.org/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 28688 at http://ktep.org Asian-American Lawyers Act Like '22 Lewd Chinese Women' Amid A Rough Patch, Howard University Faces Flagging Morale http://ktep.org/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 28373 at http://ktep.org Amid A Rough Patch, Howard University Faces Flagging Morale N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Reforms On Hold For New Year, New Mayor http://ktep.org/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 28283 at http://ktep.org N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Reforms On Hold For New Year, New Mayor N.Y. Chinatown Family Finds Roots In Early Chinese Cinema http://ktep.org/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 27812 at http://ktep.org N.Y. Chinatown Family Finds Roots In Early Chinese Cinema 'Linsanity': For Asian Fans, It Felt Just Like 'Young Love' http://ktep.org/post/linsanity-asian-fans-it-felt-just-young-love <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q14ooGPJZBs</p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 26422 at http://ktep.org 'Linsanity': For Asian Fans, It Felt Just Like 'Young Love' Investigators Probe Deadly Capitol Hill Shooting http://ktep.org/post/investigators-probe-insight-capitol-hill-shooting Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. We are learning more details about the woman who rammed her car into a White House security barrier yesterday. Her name is Miriam Carey. She's from Stamford, Connecticut. She was fatally shot after leading police on a chase from the White House to the U.S. Capitol. Her mother has told ABC News that she was battling depression. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:06:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 26348 at http://ktep.org One Police Officer Injured After Capitol Hill Car Chase http://ktep.org/post/one-police-officer-injured-after-capitol-hill-car-chase Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill was the scene of a car chase today that ended not far from the halls of Congress. A Capitol police officer was injured and is being treated at an area hospital. Police say it was an isolated incident with no links to terrorism. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 26322 at http://ktep.org Student Loan Changes Squeeze Historically Black Colleges http://ktep.org/post/student-loan-changes-squeeze-historically-black-colleges Stricter lending guidelines for federal school loans have made it harder to borrow money for college. Changes made in 2011 to the PLUS loan program especially have hurt historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, over the past few years.<p>An increase in Parent PLUS Loan denials contributed to a recent drop in student enrollment at many HBCUs, including Howard University in Washington, D.C. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:44:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 25862 at http://ktep.org Student Loan Changes Squeeze Historically Black Colleges After Drop, Number Of Immigrants Illegally In U.S. Levels Off http://ktep.org/post/after-drop-number-immigrants-illegally-us-levels The latest estimate by the Pew Research Center puts the number of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. at 11.7 million.<p>This new number, based on U.S. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 25631 at http://ktep.org After Drop, Number Of Immigrants Illegally In U.S. Levels Off