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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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Nov 17, 2020

With less than ten days before Thanksgiving, my podcast team and I find ourselves counting the innumerable ways that we have been challenged, and the unpredictable opportunities that have come our way in 2020. 

So in today’s Season 5 True Colors Episode #10 Reflections on 2020, we each will share our voices expressing our thoughts and feelings about some of these life-changing experiences. But we will kick off with Kira Oman’s story.

Before the pandemic, Kira moved to Hollywood to build her acting and modeling career. But as the coronavirus spread and some of her family members were infected, how did she think differently about her move away from home? How did 2020 impact her career and life priorities? What surprises her about herself that the pandemic has uncovered for her, for the better?

Here’s our conversation. 

Music Used:

One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy
The Dance of the Sky by MMFFF
Flux by The Ghost in Your Piano
Bumbling by Pictures of the Floating World
Convergence by Pictures of the Floating World
Bells in the Wind by Daniel Birch
Estampe Galactus_Barbere_Epaul_Giraffe_Ennui by Monplaisir

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, Episode #3 and Episode #5.

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.

Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below:

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Nov 3, 2020

Today, tens of thousands of Americans head to the polls.

Our choice of the next president - Donald Trump or Joe Biden - may be hard for some, but it will have immediate and long-term consequences for America in the years to come.

Many of our listeners like you may not be able to choose your country’s leaders for a variety of reasons. But in your own lives, you often make hard choices about where to live and work, or where to raise your children. These choices could be far more consequential with unpredictable and immediate effects on your quality of life and your future than a vote for a president.

And that is the story of Chinese American David Wang and his Shenzhen-born wife Candy Yang.  

In 2019, they got married in Boston and had a baby girl. Shortly after, they moved to Shanghai to build their entrepreneurial careers.  Just as they thought they would move back to Boston earlier this Spring, they couldn’t. The pandemic paralyzed their move. They decided to pivot.

In Season 5 True Colors Episode 9: Hard Choices - For Better and For Worse - Candy and David talked about their decisions under fast-changing conditions. What did they decide to do? How did that affect their quality of life and career trajectory? What about their young children? 

Here’s our conversation. 

Music used:

One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy
The Family by Chad Crouch
The Lean by Derek Clegg
Dead From The Beginning Alive Till The End by Doctor Turtle
Rosedale Daydream Back in the Room by Greg Atkinson
Need by Les Hayden
The Beauty of Maths by Meydn
Flux by The Ghost in Your Piano

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, Episode #3 and Episode #5.

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.

Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below:

PRx | iTunes | SoundCloud | RadioPublic 

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