Archive for January 2012

The Florida primary could be a turning point in the Republican presidential nomination, and Latino voters are in the middle of the fight. This week, FI2W reporter Aswini Anburajan speaks with Dan Judy, Republican strategist and pollster, and Mark Lopez, Associate Director of the Pew Hispanic Center, about what kind of impact Florida's large Latino population may have on Tuesday's primary results.

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Knowing where to find the best Chinese food has long been a point of pride for many New Yorkers.  But as the Chinese population has soared, Chinatowns have multiplied and it’s not that easy anymore.  Faced with a dizzying array of dishes and regional specialties, we found an expert to guide us through a culinary trip around the Main Street Flushing 7 train stop,

On this Food in Two Worlds podcast we’re going to visit some of the city’s best regional Chinese restaurants with chef Kian Lam Kho.   We’ll also introduce you to a couple of second generation Chinese Americans who are putting their unique stamp on one of my favorite Chinese foods, dim sum.   And in honor of Chinese New Year, journalist Richard Yeh brings us to his family dinner table for some very special dishes made only once a year.

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Until last October, many people believed NYC's Comptroller, John Liu, was on the road to becoming the city's first Asian American mayor. Then the NY Times revealed that a number of people that Liu identified as campaign contributors denied giving him money, and one of his leading fundraisers was arrested. Now the FBI and the US Attorney's Office in Manhattan are investigating whether Liu violated federal law by accepting contributions from foreign donors. This week, FI2W's John Rudolph speaks with Stella Chan, reporter with the Chinese language newspaper Sing Tao Daily, and Danny Shin, senior reporter at Korea Daily, about the controversy surrounding John Liu's political future.

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FI2W's John Rudolph is joined by Valeria Fernandez and Pilar Marrero, two journalists who covered the Iowa caucus for La Opinion and are now in New Hampshire for this week's primary.

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If you’re looking for the center of community life for Polish immigrants in Brooklyn you should check out the local pharmacy.

Polish pharmacies in Greenpoint, Brooklyn help immigrants negotiate life in their new home while maintaining a connection to Poland.  In this podcast we’re digging into the Feet in Two Worlds archives for an intimate visit to a Polish pharmacy with journalist Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska.  Ewa is a reporter for the Polish Daily News and a frequent contributor to public radio.  This story, produced in 2005, was Ewa’s public radio debut.

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