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Hansi Lo Wang

Hansi Lo Wang is a national reporter based at NPR's New York bureau. He covers issues and events in the Northeast.

In 2016, his reporting after the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., won a Salute to Excellence National Media Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. He was also part of NPR's award-winning coverage of Pope Francis' tour of the U.S. His profile of a white member of a Boston Chinatown gang won a National Journalism Award from the Asian American Journalists Association in 2014.

Since joining NPR in 2010 as a Kroc Fellow, he's contributed to NPR's breaking news coverage of the Orlando nightclub shooting, protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, and the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida.

Wang previously reported on race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR's Code Switch team. He has also reported for Seattle public radio station KUOW and worked behind the scenes of NPR's Weekend Edition as a production assistant.

A Philadelphia native, Wang speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects of Chinese. As a student at Swarthmore College, he hosted, produced, and reported for a weekly podcast on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: People protesting against President-elect Donald Trump were still out in the streets around the country this week. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED CROWD #1: (Chanting) Hey-hey, ho-ho, Donald Trump has to got to go. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED CROWD #2: (Chanting) No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A. SIEGEL: That's chanting from demonstrators in Ypsilanti, Mich., and West Lafayette...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Nearly a week after the presidential election, the Associated Press has now declared Hillary Clinton the winner in New Hampshire. Clinton beat Donald Trump by less than 3,000 votes. This news doesn't change the outcome of the race. Donald Trump is still president-elect. Exit polls in New Hampshire show that one of the main reasons many people voted for Trump was that they didn't trust the government. NPR's Hansi...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And let's get some reaction now on this side of the border. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang is in Manchester, N.H., which was one of the swing states that remained very close late into the evening. Hansi, good morning. HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: Good morning, David. GREENE: So where are you taking in reaction to this election win by Donald Trump? WANG: Well, I'm here in downtown Manchester at the Red Arrow Diner. It's a popular...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: One of the groups with the most at stake at this year's presidential election cannot vote. JUNG RAE JANG: Yes, I cannot vote, you know, go to the polls because if I do then I think it's a felony, right? MARTIN: That's because Jung Rae Jang is not a U.S. citizen. He's one of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without authorization. But he's temporarily protected from deportation by President Obama...

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Chun Zheng has lived through a house fire, a flood and an earthquake. None of that, she says, compares to sending her infant daughter and son abroad to live with her extended family. "It's the worst hardship I've ever had to bear," says the 42-year-old hotel housekeeper, speaking in Mandarin. Both of her children — 7-year-old Joyce and 5-year-old Jay — were born in Boston. But for the first years of their lives, they stayed with relatives in Fujian, a southeastern province of China. Joyce...

When you think of Chinese food in the U.S., fried rice, lo mein or General Tso's chicken may first come to mind. But a new museum exhibition in New York City is trying to expand visitors' palates. It features stories of celebrity chefs like Martin Yan and home cooks whose food represents 18 different regional cooking styles of China. "I think it's unfair to just classify one Chinese cooking, per se," says Kian Lam Kho, a co-curator of "Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and...

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African-American women have been wearing fancy hats to church for generations. That tradition is being celebrated at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture , which officially opens in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24. Vintage turbans, caps and fascinators that span a half-century are on display — all from the shop of one woman. Her name is Mae Reeves. In 1942, a time when few women were becoming entrepreneurs, Reeves opened what would become a Philadelphia...

Mules named Sal are hard to find these days along the Erie Canal. But almost two centuries after workers began digging its route across upstate New York, you can still see barges pushed and pulled through what some consider the first superhighway of the U.S. As the canal prepares to celebrate its bicentennial next July, some are questioning whether the canal is still worth subsidizing. After the original canal was completed in 1825, the 363-mile waterway was a technological marvel. It...

Before Scott Kopytko joined the New York City Fire Department, he worked as a commodities broker in the South Tower at the World Trade Center. On Sept. 11, he rushed up the stairs of his old office building, trying to save lives with his fellow firefighters before the towers fell. "He went to work, and he never came back," says his stepfather, Russell Mercer. Almost every morning, Mercer and Kopytko's mother take turns visiting the cemetery across from their son's old high school in the...

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the World Trade Center is still one of the world's most scrutinized construction sites. Developers have had to balance honoring the dead while reviving some of the most valuable real estate in the world. The latest addition now open to the public is a $4-billion, marble-floored train station. Every day, thousands stream through the World Trade Center Transportation Hub on their way to their new offices, shopping malls or the National Sept....

Back in 1972, John Lennon hired Leon Wildes, an immigration attorney who had no idea who he was. Wildes' son, Michael, remembers his father coming home to tell his mother about their first meeting. "And he said, 'A singer by the name of Jack Lemon and his wife Yoko Moto,' " Michael recalls. "My mom looked at him like he wasn't well. 'Are you talking about the Beatles and John Lennon?' My father said, 'Yeah!' " Over the next five years, Lennon and Ono were often caught on camera outside...

Eighty years ago this month, the United States competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games in Nazi Germany, and 18 African-American athletes were part of the U.S. squad. Track star Jesse Owens, one of the greatest Olympians of all time, won four gold medals. What the 17 other African-American Olympians did in Berlin, though, has largely been forgotten — and so too has their rough return home to racial segregation. "Determination! That's what it takes," one of the athletes, John Woodruff, said...

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Even if fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad doesn't medal at the Rio Olympics, she is set to make the history books. Once she hits the fencing strip for her first bout in the women's individual sabre competition on Aug. 8, she will become the first U.S. Olympic athlete to compete while wearing a hijab. The only Muslim woman on Team USA this summer, Muhammad says she didn't find fencing. The sport found her when she was 12, during a car ride with her mother. They were passing a fencing practice at her...

As tens of thousands of politicians, party delegates and protesters swept through the City of Brotherly Love this week for the Democratic National Convention, dozens of homeless Philadelphians and out-of-towners pitched tents on a grassy lot. They were part of a protest over the four days of the convention organized by Cheri Honkala, a Philadelphia-based activist with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. She put together a similar demonstration during Pope Francis' visit to...

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Hundreds marched 6 miles through the heart of the nation's birthplace on Tuesday in the first high-profile street protest for more police accountability during the Democratic National Convention. Organized by activists from the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups with the Philly Coalition for R.E.A.L. Justice, the hours-long demonstration started in North Philadelphia, a historically black neighborhood sprinkled with vacant lots and boarded-up buildings that had been left out of the...

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If you love your mom, you might not be too happy with a current exhibition at the Queens Museum in New York City. It's a video installation in which "your mama" jokes and other putdowns are projected onto the walls of a dark room, in a constant loop . The insults were recorded around the world — and, as you can imagine, they aren't very friendly. In one clip , a Philadelphia man taunts, "Your mama's so old she farts dust." In another video, a woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, barely keeps...

How many times last year did police pull a Taser on suspects nationwide? Just like the total number of people shot by police, no one knows for sure. Connecticut is the first state to require police to fill out a form for every time they pull a Taser. And it just released the first-ever statewide report on how police use them. Police use stun guns against suspects who show what cops consider threatening and resistant behavior. The shock can get them to follow orders, and according to police,...

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More than 260,000 Filipino fighters served under the American flag during World War II. Decades after they fought alongside U.S. troops in the Philippines, many were allowed to move to the U.S. and become citizens. But they had to leave their grown children behind. Now, those families could finally be reunited in the U.S. Rudolpho Panaglima has been waiting for that moment for decades. He was 13 when he joined his father in a Filipino guerrilla unit that was coordinating with U.S. forces....

The Obama administration is taking steps to name the first national monument dedicated to the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. A likely location is in New York City, where the Stonewall riots sparked the modern gay-rights movement almost a half-century ago. "It sounded like screaming and real cries of agony and desperation finally being released," recalls Martin Boyce, 68, who participated in the riots in the early hours of June 28, 1969. On that hot and humid night...

In the marshy woods of Secaucus, N.J., a mosquito can make a happy home. With water and shade under a canopy of maple trees, you could barely ask for more to start your own bloodsucking family. For Gary Cardini, though, this is a battleground. "You want to get them in the water before they're flying," explains Cardini, who supervises the field team for Hudson County Mosquito Control. "In the water, they're captive. You know where they are." Every spring, his team of inspectors checks for...

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