Detour from Paradise: Understanding the Complexity of Hawaii with Dr. Kyle Kajihiro

This week, Emilie and Zach welcome Dr. Kyle Kajihiro into the SituAsian Room. Dr. Kyle Kajihiro is a professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, teaching courses in Ethnic Studies and Geography and Environment. He also is the founder of the Hawaii DeTours Project, which aims to teach people the true history of Hawaii and spread awareness of social justice issues from a decolonized perspective. Tune in to the conversation between Emilie, Zach, and Kyle about Hawaii’s culture, the history and what it’s become, his DeTours project, the social justice issues that Hawaiians face today, and more!

From Bedtime to Blogging with Hello, West Chester

Necessity is the motherhood of invention, especially when it comes to Hello, West Chester. When one local mom couldn’t find one local source for everything happening in West Chester, PA, she took matters into her own hands. Meet Cara Corridoni, the communications professional by day, and Hello, West Chester author post-bedtime.

In this week’s Life After Baby episode, we chatted about how she started her own news blog, work-life balance, and her favorite local activities.

Storytelling: Why We Need Asian Podcasters with Jerry Won

In the SituAsian Room, Emilie, and Zach welcome Jerry Won, the host of the Dear Asian Americans Podcast. Jerry is the founder of Just Like Media, which is home to many other Asian Podcasts as well as the Asian Podcast Network. Emilie and Zach talk to Jerry about the necessity of Asian storytelling, Asian Americans taking storytelling into their own hands, what it means to be a leader and mentor, Jerry’s college days, legacy, and more.