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Roy Choi's Tacos Channel LA And The Immigrant Experience.

The Los Angeles chef says the Korean taco was "like a lint roller," pulling its chefs' backgrounds into one food truck offering. Choi's new book, L.A. Son, tells his story of addiction, culinary success and growing up Korean in Orange Country, Calif.

06:06

Novelist Susan Choi, Creating 'A Person of Interest'

A bomb explodes in the campus office next door, and Lee, a math professor, becomes the primary suspect. Is he being targeted for revenge by someone in his past? Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews A Person of Interest, a new novel by Susan Choi.

06:01

When Culture Collides with the American Dream

Min Jin Lee's debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, tells the story of a young Korean-American woman whose Ivy League education exposes her to a glitzy, glamorous lifestyle — one she's drawn to, but can't afford to maintain.

21:43

From the Archives: Margaret Cho is "The One that She Wants."

Stand-up comic Margaret Cho. Next month a film version of her one-woman, stand up show, “I’m the One That I Want,” will be released. She talks about her foray into the TV sitcom world, when she was the first Asian-American to star in her own TV show. The series, "All-American Girl" was short lived, and a nightmare for Cho. The new film of her show won’t be Cho’s first time on the screen. For example, she is the voice of the detective in "Rugrats" and she appeared in John Woo's "Face/Off." (Rebroadcast of 7/22/99)

38:55

Margaret Cho is "The One that She Wants."

Stand-up comic Margaret Cho. Her new one-woman show "I'm The One That I Want" is about her foray into the TV sitcom, when she was the first Asian-American to star in her own TV show. The series, "All-american Girl" was short lived, and a nightmare for Cho.

22:41

Anna Deavere Smith Discusses "Twilight."

Actress and Stanford Theater Professor, Anna Deavere Smith. She performs solo, multi-casted pieces, the scripts of which are created from interviews she did with people who lived thru events of social upheaval. "Fires in the Mirrors" (aired on PBS) gave voice to the many facets of the Crown Heights riots. Her new show "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992", condenses 170 interviews Smith conducted with 21 Los Angelenos, including: Darryl Gates, Reginald Denny, Rodney King's aunt, and a Korean shopkeeper (whose lines are spoken in perfect Korean and translated overhead).

22:44

Anna Deavere Smith Discusses "Twilight."

Actress and Stanford Theater Professor, Anna Deavere Smith. She performs solo, multi-casted pieces, the scripts of which are transcripts of interviews with real participants of events. "Fires in the Mirrors" (aired on PBS) gave voice to the many facets of the Crown Heights riots.

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