articles tagged "Cynthia Lin"

Model Minority Myth

Tuesday, 7 August 2012 | A Public Affair

On Tuesday August 7th, Cynthia Lin interviewed Nicholas Hartlep, a critical race theory scholar from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Hartlep discussed a critique he wrote regarding Rosalind S. Chou and Joe R. Feagin’s book The Myth of the Model Minority. Hartlep writes, “The book is a searing and scathing indictment of how “racial framing” impacts the lives of Asian Americans and how it leaves them vulnerable in myriad ways. The book invokes a mental map, an image of how Asian Americans truly feel and experience the world. This book helps us all to move forward; if we understand the role that “racial framing” plays in perpetuating the model minority stereotype—which serves to marginalize the experiences of Asian Americans—and the maintenance of white privilege, then surely disruption of racial framing is an appropriate way to dismantle the racism that Asian Americans face. This book, through its focus on racial framing, helps readers to better understand the duality of the model minority stereotype—successful opposed to unsuccessful—and how it causes pain and social misery for Asian Americans.” Lin and Hartlep discussed in depth the implications of the model minority myth and what it means for Asians and Asian Americans in the USA. To read Nicholas Hartlep’s critique of The Myth of the Model Minority: more »

Syria, the Middle East, and More

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 | A Public Affair

For the first half of the program today, Cynthia Lin interviewed University of Wisconsin Communication Arts Assistant Professor Karma Chavez about queer justice, migrant rights, and international solidarity work. During the second half of the show, Cynthia interviewed Dr. Naseer Aruri, Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth about the situation in Syria. To read more about Dr. Naseer Aruri:       To listen to the entire interview: more »

Situation in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 | A Public Affair

Cynthia interviewed Shelly Kittleson a freelance journalist who just wrapped a trip in Afghanistan. She has also spent time in Syria and has published some interviews with Syrian dissidents.   To read more from Kittleson: To listen to the entire interview:   more »

The Autism Puzzle

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | A Public Affair

Cynthia Lin and guest co-host Anjuli Brekke interviewed Brita Belli about her new book “The Autism Puzzle, Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates.” “The alarming spike in autism in recent years has sent doctors and parents on a search for answers. And while many controversies have erupted around the issue, none have gotten us any closer to an explanation, and many key concerns remain unexplored. Moving beyond the distractions of the vaccine debate, The Autism Puzzle (Seven Stories Press; April 7, 2012)is the first book to address the mounting evidence that the pairing of environmental exposures with genetic susceptibilities may be impacting the brain development of children.” -Seven Stories Press   To learn more about autism and environmental toxins: To listen to the interview:   more »

We Are Wisconsin, This is What Democracy Looks Like

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 | A Public Affair

On the big election day Cynthia interviewed Kristen Crowell (executive director of We Are Wisconsin), Aime Williams (director of We are Wisconsin the film), and Brian Austin (Madison police officer featured in the film). “WE ARE WISCONSIN! is a feature length documentary film that follows the day-to-day unfolding of public outcry against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s controversial budget-repair bill, focusing on the human story behind a remarkable popular uprising forged on the floor of the Madison Capitol. The film asks the question “Why should we care about what’s going on in Wisconsin?,” on multiple levels, through an in-depth profile of six leading individuals central to the story: a UW- Madison student leader, a county social worker, a nurse, a high school teacher, a police officer and a union electrician who come out to protest what they see as a direct attack on their livelihood.” -We Are Wisconsin the Film To read more about Aime Williams film: To learn more about We Are Wisconsin: To listen to this interview in full: more »

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