Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.
Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the country, yet historically, they've been near-invisible in our popular culture. But that's beginning to change. We examine the long history of Asian American Studies, and why it's finally having its moment in the South.
Nayoung Aimee Kwon, professor at Duke University
Esther Kim Lee, professor and director of Duke's Asian American and Diaspora Studies program
Iris Kim, founder of the Vanderbilt University Asian American Studies Initiative
David Lee, student activist at Duke University