Almost 25 years ago, John Wurdeman stumbled onto a CD of traditional Georgian music at a record store in Virginia. Now he lives in the tiny former Soviet republic and is involved in its wine renaissance.
New York City attracts people from more ethnic backgrounds than nearly any other place on the planet. But some groups dominate and, among Latinos, people with roots in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have long dominated. But an influx of immigrants from Mexico, Central, and South America is changing that.
Leslie T. Chang spent two years interviewing workers for her book Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China Chang thinks Westerns who feel guilty about buying the electronics these Chinese workers assemble are missing the point.
Bruce Wallace reports on an anthology of Afghan-American writing from mostly younger writers. Much of the writing addresses the difficulties of adapting to life in the US, as well as the difficulties of going back to Afghanistan.
A US citizen named Kyaw Zaw Lwin has been in prison in Myanmarï¿½also known as Burmaï¿½for nearly two months. Recently he went back and was arrested. Reporter Bruce Wallace speaks with his fiancee, Wa Wa Kyaw, to find out the latest in the case.
Bruce Wallace reports on concerts being hosted by the Turkish Embassy in DC. They commemorate a series of ground-breaking concerts organized in the 1930's by the sons of Ambassador Mehmet Ertegun. Ahmet Ertegun went on to form Atlantic Records.