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One in a Billion

One in a Billion is a podcast about Asian values, culture and society – one person at a time. We interview Asian writers, producers, entrepreneurs and entertainers about what they do, and what drives their choices and decisions. Hosted by Mable Chan (former ABC News producer), “One in a Billion” gives the stage to the young and the bold with a voice and a view that is rarely heard. Learn more at https://www.oneinabillionvoices.org/
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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 25, 2020

Imagine this. 

You have Covid-19. 

You’re running out of breath. 

You’re inside a hospital emergency room getting a blood transfusion.

Suddenly this happens. There’s a leak somewhere.

Your bodily fluids spew and splash all over the bed sheets, some of the droplets land on the exposed skin of the emergency physicians and nurses risking their lives to save you. 

Is this an impossible scenario?

No.

The lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare workers dominated headline news earlier this year, and continues to be a challenge for some hospitals around America.

In Part 4 of Season 5 True Colors: “Protecting Frontline Doctors & Nurses”, I talked with Dr. Alicia Lu about the risks she faced as an Emergency physician in New York hospitals. Not only did she feel helpless and frustrated, so did her partner Dan Wu.  Together, they came up with an idea. It’s called the “1000 frontline suits” campaign. 

Dr. Alicia Lu is a New York City based Emergency Physician.

Dan Wu is a Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer at Immuta, an automated data governance platform for analytics. He holds a Harvard J.D. & Ph.D.

Music used:

One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy
On the Clock by Pictures of the Floating World
Gemini by Josh Woodward
Driving Through Tunnels by Daniel Birch
Malachite by Andy G. Cohen
First Day of Spring by David Hilowitz
Marimba on the Loose by Daniel Birch
Dreaming Days by Ketsa

True Colors - a Season 5 Special Series - is about the color of one’s character in a time of crisis.

In this 10-part podcast series, we have expanded our focus beyond Asians to include the African American experiences in Episode #1 and Episode #3.

We want to include you in this conversation.

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“One in a Billion” connects Asians and Americans through storytelling, one person at a time.

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Aug 11, 2020

It’s been four months since the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency room technician of Louisville, Kentucky. Her tragic death in her own apartment has triggered ongoing protests demanding police accountability.

As the sound of fury and cries of justice rage on across the country, there is one young African American woman who wants to voice her sorrow in a poem, dedicated to Breonna Taylor.

Why a poem? 

“I don’t know Breonna, but she could have been me.” Serina Gousby told me in our podcast interview.

26-year-old Serina Gousby is a Boston-based poet, blogger of her website “The Rina Collective”, and a Development Associate/Boston Writers of Color Group Coordinator at Grub Street. When I saw her reading her poem “In Honor of Breonna Taylor’s Birthday” on Facebook, I was instantly captivated. 

In Part 3 of Season 5 True Colors: "Stand With Us”, Serina reads portions of her moving poem and shares her thoughts about racial inequity, her faith, and her fight for social justice. 

True Colors - a Season 5 Special Series - is about the color of one’s character in a time of crisis.

*Photo of Serina Gousby. Courtesy of Serina Gousby

Music used:
One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy
Horses by Pictures of the Floating World
The Ramble by Chad Crouch
Hip Hop Instrumental 2 by Ketsa
Funky Banane Nightclub ID by Checkie Brown

 

We want to include you in this conversation.

To send us your comments or stories, email us @ info@oneinabillionvoices.org

Or go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.”

Share your thoughts? Pitch us a story?

“One in a Billion” connects Asians and Americans through storytelling, one person at a time.

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One in a Billion podcast is produced by One in a Billion Productions Inc - a non-profit media productions. (501c3).  Support us! Donate.

 

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