My latest episode of ‘People in America’ tells a tale of hard work and success! Owning a restaurant is in Tim Ma’s blood. His parents owned one in Arkansas and his uncle in NYC. Although Tim worked as an electrical engineer, he had a change of heart and decided to go to culinary school to follow his dream of opening up a restaurant.
Had the pleasure of sitting down with Assal Ravandi, founder of the Academy of United States Veterans. What a story she has! She’s helped her country as a soldier and continues to with her new organization. In this episode of ‘People in America’ Assal shares her views about the freedoms we take for granted in the U.S.
Peter Ripken loves literature! An author himself, he knows that some writers and artists around the world are vulnerable to censorship, harassment, imprisonment and even death. After sitting down with him I learned much about literature, humanity and the importance of preserving art in all shapes and forms. In my latest episode of ‘People in America’ Peter explains the mission behind the organization International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN).
I had the privilege of meeting Tuhin Das, exiled writer/poet/blogger from Bangladesh. He left his country under threat of persecution and found refuge in the City of Asylum Pittsburgh residency program. His story is moving, affectionate and true. We often take for granted freedom and rights we have here in this country. It’s people like Tuhin who remind us what privileges we have.