Hansi Lo Wang http://wnku.org en In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top http://wnku.org/post/silicon-valley-immigrants-toast-their-way-top Public speaking can be nerve-wracking whatever your native tongue. It can be especially difficult for immigrants who speak English as a second language.<p>In California's Silicon Valley, some immigrant tech workers strengthen their voices by joining public speaking support groups like Toastmasters clubs.<p>Members usually meet once a week to practice giving speeches, which are timed to the second and judged for grammar and presentation. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 34741 at http://wnku.org In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race http://wnku.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 12:36:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 33301 at http://wnku.org Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home http://wnku.org/post/after-tour-medal-wwii-japanese-american-soldiers-returns-home <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C83Vd0Qx3sk</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 32584 at http://wnku.org After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages http://wnku.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 32468 at http://wnku.org Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages National Puerto Rican Day Parade Reorganizes After Misuse Of Funds http://wnku.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 19:39:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 32397 at http://wnku.org National Puerto Rican Day Parade Reorganizes After Misuse Of Funds Remaking All That Jazz From Shanghai's Lost Era http://wnku.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 22:08:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 31801 at http://wnku.org Remaking All That Jazz From Shanghai's Lost Era Even As Ban Lifts, Many Remain Wary Of Tap Water http://wnku.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 22:31:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 31369 at http://wnku.org West Virginia Tap Water Ban Awaits A Good Flush http://wnku.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 22:12:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 31282 at http://wnku.org White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma http://wnku.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 31168 at http://wnku.org White House Picks Choctaw Nation To Fight Poverty In Oklahoma Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013 http://wnku.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 30829 at http://wnku.org Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013