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  • 331 - Rachele Nguyen - Singer

    Rachele Nguyen was a contestant on season 2023 of The Voice. As Rachele's voice highlighted unbelievable notes, she received a chair turn from Reba McEntire.

    Rachele's parents first discovered she could sing when she was 2, when they realized she was singing along to the Vietnamese music her dad would play in the car. At 9, Rachele had the opportunity to participate in a Vietnamese singing competition show and became known in the community.

    The show sparked her interest in performing and she's been singing for people ever since. As much as Rachele loves singing, she also loves playing piano. As a first-generation Vietnamese American, Rachele keeps her culture alive by learning to speak, read, write and sing in Vietnamese with help of her grandma. She represents her Vietnamese culture on the Voice and has inspired other young Vietnamese artists.



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    1h 4m | Feb 20, 2024
  • 330 - Gustavo Arellano - Los Angeles Times Columnist + Author

    Gustavo Arellano is an American writer and journalist. He is a featured contributor for the Los Angeles Times and the former editor of Orange County's alternative weekly OC Weekly.

    Arellano has won numerous awards for the column, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club and an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus.

    In 2018, Arellano was featured in the "Tacos" episode of the hit Netflix show Ugly Delicious. He has also written an episode of the American cartoon Bordertown.



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    1h 4m | Feb 16, 2024
  • 329 - Thao French - Muralist + Photographer

    Thao Huynh French is an artist, muralist and photographer. Born in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, she currently lives and works in San Diego, California. She is best known for co-founding Mindful Murals™ with her husband, where together they’ve painted over 300 community murals for schools and public spaces all over California. In addition to painting murals, she develops projects that intersect social justice and also paints commissions and displays artwork in galleries.

    Her work explores different varieties of flowers, family history and her Asian American heritage. Her art is a mixture of abstract and figurative concepts that are often broad and contrasting in ways of style and mediums with no limitation of color. Her work continues to evolve, using her training in traditional painting and figurative drawing to experiment with more modern ways to create art styles that are uniquely hers.



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    1h 26m | Feb 14, 2024
  • 328 - Dada Ngo (Boiling Crab Founder) + Kristin Nguyen (Garlic & Chive Founder)

    Please join us as we host this live FOOD and FOUNDERS session with Dada Ngo and Kristin Nguyen, brought to you by Advance OC and Center for Entrepreneurship.

    The Boiling Crab was founded by Sinh Nguyen and Dada Ngo, a Vietnamese husband-and-wife couple. They opened the chain's first restaurant in 2004 in Garden Grove's Little Saigon. It opened its first intercontinental location in the Kakaʻako district of Honolulu, Hawaii in 2016. 

    The first international restaurant was opened in May 2020 in Shanghai. Locations in Australia started operation in early 2021. Meanwhile, a Harvard Square location in Cambridge, Massachusetts began business in early 2022.


    Kristin Nguyen is the founder of Garlic & Chives Garlic, an award winning restaurant in the heart of Little Saigon in Orange County, well-known for two things: its deep-fried salmon belly dish and one of the longer waits for a table in Little Saigon.

    Kristin is the chef behind the concept, has won several prestigious accolades, including Best Vietnamese Restaurant in OC Weekly‘s Best Of 2015 and has been on Jonathan Gold's list of 100 best restaurants for many years.




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    1h 4m | Feb 12, 2024
  • 327 - Quyen Phan - Vinason + Anchovies and Salt founder

    Quyen has lived in the Seattle area for 31 years. He got started in the restaurant industry in 2012 with a small deli shop in Renton.

    Before that, he was in construction which served him well in designing Anchovies & Salt into the largest Vietnamese restaurant outside of Vietnam.



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    1h 13m | Feb 5, 2024
  • 326 - Tino Huynh - Rebel Saint Music Label

    Tino Huynh is the manager at PinkBunny, Manager of Jackie Njine and Founder, Director, CEO at RebelSaint Records.



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    1h 8m | Feb 2, 2024
  • 325 - Tina Nguyen - MAGA Diaries - Author

    In The MAGA Diaries, Tina Nguyen pulls back the curtain on the conservative machine for the first time, shining a light on the systematized on-ramp for young Republicans. These are the new leaders of the right, and it’s urgent we start paying attention.

    Tina Nguyen is a national correspondent for Puck, covering the world of Donald Trump and the American right. Previously, Nguyen was a White House reporter for Politico, a staff reporter for Vanity Fair Hive, and an editor at Mediaite.

    She was nominated for a James Beard Award for her coverage of the restaurant industry while working at The Braiser. A Brooklyn transplant, Nguyen graduated from Claremont McKenna College and lives in Washington.

    Follow her on Twitter @Tina_Nguyen.



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    42m | Jan 31, 2024
  • 324 - Linda Nguyen - Event Producer - Harmony of the Dragon

    Linda Nguyen is a Venture Builder who works with visionary leaders who need support in execution, turning their ideas into reality. She has elevated impactful projects for nearly a decade, honoring the heritage, stories, and ideas of communities through brands, organizations, and initiatives.

    Infusing her work with a deep-seated intention of compassion, Linda has worked alongside enterprising visionaries, global spiritual leaders, and local community organizers to lift, launch, and ignite purpose-driven projects.

    As a board member for various cultural organizations and a builder for emerging endeavors, Linda cultivates impactful collaborations and meaningful connections. From the right intention emerges influential action, and it is with this authentic and curious vision that she continues to support diverse communities that bring the umami of our heritage to the forefront of our world.



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    51m | Jan 30, 2024
  • 323- Dustin Phuc Nguyen - Dustin on the Go

    Kênh Dustin On The Go xuất hiện trên Youtube từ tháng 4 năm 2017 với người sáng tạo nội dung là Dustin Phúc Nguyễn.

    Hiện tại kênh đã sở hữu vài trăm nghìn lượt theo dõi, với nội dung xoay quanh những cuộc trò chuyện, chia sẻ về những chủ đề khác nhau của nghệ sĩ với VJ là Dustin Phúc Nguyễn.



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    59m | Jan 24, 2024
  • 322 Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde - Asian American Studies Professor

    Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde is an Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and the Founding Director of the New Viet Nam Studies Initiative at the University of California, Davis.

    She received a B.A. in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.


    You can find more information about her at kieulinh.com 



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    1h 18m | Jan 17, 2024
  • 321 - Joseph Anh Cao - First U.S. Congressman

    Ánh Quang "Joseph" Cao is a Vietnamese–American politician who was the U.S. representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he is the first Vietnamese American and first native of Vietnam to serve in Congress



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    1h 1m | Jan 11, 2024
  • 320 - Ross Le - Finding Family After 70 years

    The Le family, separated for 70 years, is celebrating a special reunion this Christmas. Le Dinh Toai was a young merchant ship captain in Saigon in the early 1950's. He was a talented man who spoke four languages and had two children. His family adored him and were proud of his success.

    Tragically in 1952, Le Dinh Toai passed away suddenly in a car accident in Vietnam, leaving behind a five-year-old son, Le Manh Trung, who was living in Hong Kong. Le Dinh Toai's surviving four siblings in Vietnam grieved deeply and began to search for their nephew, Le Manh Trung, Ross Le's father.

    Now after over 70 years, thanks to social media, Ross Le has reconnected with his father's side of the family. They had lost hope of finding Le Manh Trung, now in his mid-70s. Ross has recently visited his father's long lost sister in Saigon, whom his father never knew, and met many cousins in Hue and Saigon.

    Ross now living in Los Angeles, also found more relatives in Garden Grove, making the reunion even more special.

    We're delighted to share this heartwarming story of the Le family's reunion. Happy Holidays!



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    44m | Dec 24, 2023
  • 319 - Melissa Hoang Savage - Disney Television Content + Education + Inclusion Manager

    Melissa Hoang is a Manager of Content, Education, and Inclusion at The Walt Disney Company under Disney Branded Television. She handles a slate of Disney Junior preschool content and gives notes to ensure that stories are appropriate and appealing to the target demographic. Previously, she worked in elementary education for ten years, most recently as a Technology/Innovation Specialist where she built curriculum around coding, robotics, and 3D printing.

    Melissa grew up in Westminster, Little Saigon, California and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she practices with the Disney Triathlon Team, where she is also on the leadership crew handling the Fundraising.



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    1h 1m | Dec 22, 2023
  • 318 - Sean Le - Digital Creator

    Sean Le is a U.S. Navy veteran and digital content creator.



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    59m | Dec 18, 2023
  • 317 - Carol Kim - Ca Sĩ

    Carol Kim (tên thật: Hoàng Kim Hoa) là một ca sĩ người Việt Nam. Nổi tiếng với chất giọng đầy nội lực và có hồn, cô được mệnh danh là Nữ hoàng nhạc Soul của Việt Nam.




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    53m | Dec 15, 2023
  • 316 - Lê Sĩ Hoàng - Nhà Thiết Kế Thời Trang

    Lê Sĩ Hoàng hoạt động trong lãnh vực giảng dạy, sáng tác mỹ thuật, doanh nghiệp và là nhà thiết kế với thương hiệu áo dài.



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    56m | Dec 14, 2023
  • 315 - Bao Han - Singer

    Bao Han is the only Vietnamese singer from Paris by Night who comes from Vienna, Austria. Her family left Vietnam in 1975 and resettled in Europe when she was 2 years old. Bao Han went to St. Ursula, an all girl's school in Vienna. Upon graduation, she attended college to study drama and liberal arts.

    Bao Han's very first experience in front of a large audience came when at age 14, she performed in front of 5,000 people in a Vietnamese summer camp in Holland.

    In 1990, Bao Han entered a beauty pageant in Paris and became the second runner up. She was signed by Thanh Le Paris to be one of their models. While at a performance in Paris, Bao Han was discovered by the management of Thuy Nga Productions, the company that produces Paris by Night. In 1992, she signed an exclusive contract with Thuy Nga Productions and has seen appeared in most of the Paris by Night music videos.

    In recent years, Bao Han has been working alongside her husband as the creative director at Tee Studios and living with Parkinson's Disease. She is committed to maintaining a life of gratitude.



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    1h 13m | Dec 11, 2023
  • 314 - Viet Thanh Nguyen - Novelist + Professor

    Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American professor and novelist. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. 

    His new memoir is called A Man of Two Faces.



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    58m | Dec 7, 2023
  • 313 - Dr. Tuong Vu - Giáo Sư Khoa Học Chính Trị

    Tiến sĩ Tường Vũ là giáo sư và Trưởng khoa Khoa học Chính trị tại Đại học Oregon. Ông là người sáng lập và giám đốc Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Mỹ-Việt cũng có trụ sở tại Đại học Oregon. Ông đã tổ chức các chuyến thăm tại Đại học Princeton và Đại học Quốc gia Singapore và giảng dạy tại Trường Sau đại học Hải quân.


    Là người gốc Việt Nam, nghiên cứu của ông tập trung vào chính trị của chủ nghĩa dân tộc, chủ nghĩa cộng sản, cách mạng và xây dựng nhà nước ở Đông và Đông Nam Á. Ông đã xuất bản nhiều sách và là tác giả hoặc biên tập viên của năm cuốn sách, bao gồm The Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation-Building (Cornell, 2020), Vietnam’s Communist Revolution: The Power and Limits of Ideology (Cambridge, 2017), Paths to Development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia (Cambridge, 2010), Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity, and Culture (Palgrave, 2009), and Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis (Stanford, 2008).



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    1h 1m | Dec 4, 2023
  • 312 - Kim Luu Ng - Attorney + Human Rights Advocate

    Kim joined Reeves Immigration Law Group’s Pasadena office as Of Counsel in October 2023. She represents individuals, investors, and companies, in all facets of immigration law before USCIS, US Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. A frequent speaker and trainer on immigration law, Ms. Luu-Ng represents clients from all parts of the globe, and is committed to delivering the highest standards of ethical and professional legal services.

    Prior to joining Reeves Immigration Law Group, Kim was the founder and managing partner of KLN Firm PC, a boutique immigration law firm that exclusively practiced business, family, and humanitarian immigration law. She also worked at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) where she represented survivors of torture and other forms of severe violence (human trafficking, domestic violence, and serious crimes) in immigration matters.

    Kim has also served inside U.S. detention centers under the auspices of the Executive Office of Immigration Review’s Legal Orientation Program, representing immigrant detainees, and providing legal orientation and training, and coordinating pro bono representation. During her time at LAFLA, she chaired the Refugee Forum of Los Angeles County, a consortium of NGOs, refugee resettlement agencies, and government entities that advocates for the needs of immigrants fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in Los Angeles County. Kim began her legal career as a litigator at the international law firm Reed Smith.

    A child boat refugee from Vietnam, Kim has been involved with many non-profit organizations that serve refugees and immigrants, including Program for Torture Victims, Boat People SOS, USAHello, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California. She co-founded L.A. Chefs for Human Rights with her husband James Beard-nominated chef Bryant Ng to support non-profit organizations committed to serving human rights causes. Ms. Luu-Ng has been recognized by the South Asian Network, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Times for her contributions to the community.


    Kim and her husband Chef Bryant Ng co-own the award winning restaurant Cassia in Santa Monica, California.



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    1h 35m | Nov 30, 2023
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