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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: October, 2020
Oct 20, 2020

Three in ten Americans blame China or Chinese people for the Coronavirus pandemic, according to the Ipsos Poll.  Anti-Asian harassment, assault and hate crimes have also been on the rise since the outbreak began. However, the racial bias against Asians in America has long existed in everyday life way before the virus.

In Season 5 True Colors: Episode 8: The Bias Before the Virus, Janet Wu, a former  Boston-based television journalist at WHDH-TV and media personality, talks about a racially-hostile incident on the subway five years ago that made her confront her identity as a Chinese American. 

That subway encounter took Janet on a soul-searching inner journey reflecting on the roots of her culture - China - and her upbringing in her birthplace - America.

Listen to our conversation here. 

Janet Wu is currently a reporter for Bloomberg Business News.

Music used:
One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy
Trees in the Wind by Daniel Birch
Tumult by Kai Engel
Perennial by Pictures of the Floating World
Inside the Moon by Stephan Siebert

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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Oct 6, 2020

When was the last time you felt your life was turned upside down?

How did you find a way out? 

Last Spring when Covid-19 outbreak led to a series of campus closures, forcing tens of thousands of students to move out of their dorms in a matter of days, Kimberly Jung, a graduate student at MIT Engineering School, got the news on her mobile phone. 

Stunned, she kicked into crisis-ready mode. 

As a U.S. army veteran with three years of combat experience in Afghanistan and emergency response training dealing with natural disasters relief, Kimberly quickly followed orders to move out, and found a critical mission to help save lives.

Ventilators were badly needed in hospitals emergency rooms filled with Covid patients.  Kimberly decided to join the MIT E-Vent Team as the chief executive to help guide the engineers to design an FDA approved low-cost ventilator prototype that would soon be picked up by manufacturers not only in America, but around the world. 

In Season 5 True Colors: Episode 7 Mission After Mission, Kimberly talks about her mission-driven mindset and calling, which is instantly motivational and simultaneously inspirational. 

Listen to our conversation here.

Music used:

One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy
The Gloaming by Josh Woodward
Return of the Indigo Sparrow by Tropo
That's Exciting by Pictures of the Floating World
Stage 1 Level 24 by Monplaisir
 

Kimberly Jung is currently the COO of PickleRobots in Somerville, MA. 

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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