Episode 10.5: TV Party

On this mini episode we talk TV! What were your favorite TV shows growing up? As 80s babies we rehash our love of Saturday morning cartoons, Saved By The Bell, and A-Team. Do you remember Ernie Reyes Jr on Sidekicks?

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Or are you a fan of TJ Perkins on WWE?

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What would a Filipino American TV show look like for the TFAL crew? Want to know what the Filipino American version of The Walking Dead would be called? Take a listen to find out!

Let us know what your favorite TV shows are! Or what would your TV pitch be for a Filipino American TV show? Email it to us at thisfilipinoamericanlife@gmail.com.  Or leave us a voice message on the TFAL hotline (805) 394-TFAL and maybe, just maybe, we’ll play it on our next podcast episode!

Listen through the embedded player below, download directly here, or subscribe to us on iTunes here!

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

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TFAL is now a media sponsor for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! Keep an eye out for our recommendations for LAAPFF films here!

Want to check out the festival yourself and possibly meet the TFAL crew? Get ticket packages for LAAPFF here! LAAPFF Ticket Packages

 

Episode 10: Filipinos in the Nursing Industry

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Are you a nurse?  Do you know someone or are you related to someone in the nursing field? (Hahaha…of course you do!).  Ever wonder why there are so many Filipino nurses in the United States?

The statistics are astonishing.  According to Aaron Terrazas and Jeanne Batalova from the Migrant Policy Institute, nearly one of every four employed Filipino-born women in the United States worked as a registered nurse.  Among the 666,000 Filipino-born female workers in the U.S. age 16 and older employed in the civilian labor force in 2008, 22.9% (or 152,000) reported working as registered nurses (Source: MPI).

In our latest episode, TFAL speaks with Catherine Ceniza Choy, the foremost scholar on Filipinos in the nursing industry.  She is a Professor and a former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!).  She is also a core faculty member of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, and an affiliated member of the Center for Race & Gender.  Her research expertise includes Asian American history, Filipino American studies, immigration history, adoption studies and nursing history.

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TFAL got a chance to discuss Ceniza-Choy’s award-winning book Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History (Duke University Press, 2003), which explored how and why the Philippines became the world’s leading exporter of nurses to the United States.

You can purchase your copy of her excellent book here:  Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History.  Also, check out her latest book, Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America.

Listen through the embedded player below, download directly here, or subscribe to us on iTunes here.

Are you a nurse and would like to share your experience?  Email it to us at thisfilipinoamericanlife@gmail.com.  Or better yet, leave a voice message on the TFAL hotline (805) 394-TFAL and maybe, just maybe, we’ll play it on our next podcast episode!

Episode 9.5: Hilaw Pa 2.0…or Siri Is Too Serious

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Is there a use for Filipino American holiday?  Is there a way to accommodate bigger and bigger family parties?  Is there a better way to transport stuff to loved ones in the Philippines?  Why, yes, of course!!!

The TFAL crew answers all these questions and more in their second installment of Hilaw Pa where we talk about zany half-baked ideas that Filipinos and Filipino Americans can relate to!  Of course, none of us will ever pursue these projects – that’s for you all to take on!  Our job is just to put it out there in the world.   As green mangoes with bagoong have taught us, raw things are just as good as ripe ones!

Listen through the embedded player below, download directly here, or subscribe to us on iTunes here.

Do you have a half-baked idea you’d like to share with us?  Email it to us at thisfilipinoamericanlife@gmail.com.  Or better yet, leave a voice message on the TFAL hotline (805) 394-TFAL and maybe, just maybe we’ll play it on our next podcast episode!