Anniversary episode delayed

We were hoping to finish and release our anniversary episode tomorrow, Monday the 23rd, but unfortunately we’re a little behind schedule. First Jen’s laptop died, then she had no power in her apartment for about 4 days! Clearly, the technology gods are not smiling on Addicted to Race. ;) Anyway, we’re going to try our best to get it out as soon as we can, but apologies to everyone for falling off our usual schedule.

Meet the Addicted to Race intern team!

JC & CVK
We’re excited to introduce you to the five wonderful young men (okay, man) and women who are making up our 2006 Addicted to Race intern team! They’ve already done terrific work, and we’re really looking forward to working closely with them this summer. Here they are, in reverse alphabetical order by last name. (Yes, that was Carmen VAN Kerckhove’s idea. ;) )

Shamara Wyllie
shamara wyllieHey everyone, my name is Shamara Wyllie. I am 20 years old. I am a third-year at Sarah Lawrence College and I will be in New York and California this summer. I am African, Jamaican, Trinidadian, American and I grew up in a majority white community. Racism has afflicted me personally since kindergarten; although the forces of evil had been at work long before I was born. Hee, hee. Anyway, I am really excited to be working with the Addicted to Race team and the New Demographic, but more importantly you, the listeners. Talk to you soon…

Alysha Wood
alysha wood Alysha Wood is a writer, dancer, and daughter of a Thai immigrant from Charleston, West Virginia. She received her BA in Interdisciplinary Asian Studies, Creative Writing and Dance from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA in 2005. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Editor of Tendrel, Naropa’s Diversity Journal, she is interested in the intersections between queer and mixed race identity.

Jess Motai
jess motaiName: Jess Motai
Age: 21
School: Mount Holyoke College, MA
Major/Minor: Architectural Studies/ Women’s Studies
Interests: Traveling! I just returned from studying in Florence, Italy for 9
months
Location this summer: New York/ New Jersey area
I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan until the age of 13, when my family decided to move to New Jersey. Being biracial, but having more White physical features than Asian, made me “special” during my time in Japan, since White Americans have continuously been idealized. After my move, this view changed little, yet became more complex: now I was being asked the question “what are you?” as well. Because I was treated as a foreigner in Japan and someone whose ethnic identity is deemed ambiguous in America, I often felt and still feel marginalized. Finally in college, I was able to find a group of people whom I could relate with, and where my interest and involvement in multiracial studies and diversity issues as a whole could thrive.

Athena Mari Asklipadis
athena mari asklipadisMy name is Athena Mari Asklipadis, I am 22, and will be recieving my Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications/News Broadcasting from Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA) at the end of this summer. I was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California, but hope to travel around the world. I am Japanese, Greek, Armenian, Egyptian and Italian and because of my mixed background, I have developed a interest and open mind for all cultures. My favorite color is pink, I love sushi and gyros (not at the same time) and I talk…A LOT. I love meeting new people and having discussions on race, culture and identity. I look forward to this internship and broadening my knowledge on race.

Corbin Laedlein
corbin laedleinCorbin Laedlein is 19 years old and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently a sophomore at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and is majoring in Africana Studies. At Rutgers he is involved with the Galvanizing and Organizing Youth Activism Project, which works to promote global literacy, and helps facilitate discussions at Bridging the Gap, a retreat where Rutgers students discuss issues of diversity, identity and community development. For fun he plays Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that incorporates music, acrobatics and dance. Corbin hopes to help Jen and Carmen change the ways our society views and talks about race as well as promote the acceptance of mixed-race identity. He also hopes to see the day when people stop asking if his hair is a perm.

ATR 32 – July 17, 2006 – Voicemail 206-203-3983 – addictedtorace@gmail.com

RANT
The coded ways people talk about race without appearing to talk about race is the subject of Carmen’s rant today. For more on this topic, check out Ally Work’s post with excerpts from Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel. To see the correspondence that sparked this rant, see here, here, here and here.

MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE
Jen discusses several recent news items: a controversial Sony PSP ad released in the Netherlands, the potential HBO comedy series that may arise from Angela Nissel’s Mixed: My Life in Black and White, and a recent Essence magazine article chock-full of stereotypes about interracial relationships.

NOTE FROM JEN AND CARMEN
We left a blooper/outtake in this episode. See if you can spot it. ;)

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Duration – 40:51
File Size – 19.2 MB
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Dear Mixed Media Watch reader,

Please support our podcast, Addicted to Race by nominating us for the best Political Podcast of the year for the 2006 Podcast Awards! You still have today and tomorrow left.

Here’s how to do it:

1) Click the banner above or this link, which will take you to a new page.

2) Click the “NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS NOW” link in blue at the top of the page. This will take you to another new page.

3) Look for the Political category.

4) Enter “Addicted to Race” for the podcast name field, and “http://www.addictedtorace.com” in the podcast URL field.

5) Be sure to include your full name and email address.

6) Indicate that you’re a listener (as opposed to a podcaster).

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addicted to race logoBut please make sure you don’t try to do this more than once a day, or else your nomination will be tossed out. You can read the full list of rules here.

Thank you so much! If we do get nominated for this award, it would be an excellent opportunity to reach more people and bring them into the much-needed discussion about race in the United States.

Take care,

Jen and Carmen

ATR 31 – July 10, 2006 – Voicemail 206-203-3983 – addictedtorace@gmail.com

ROUNDTABLE ON BEING MIXED BUT LOOKING WHITE
Jen hosts another Addicted to Race roundtable. This time, she talks to Ben Jackson and John Wogan about what it’s like when your ethnicity doesn’t necessarily match your appearance. What happens when you’re mixed, but most people think you’re white?

OUR 1ST ANNIVERSARY IS NEXT MONTH!
Addicted to Race is about to turn one! We’re planning a Special Birthday Episode on Monday, July 24th. It’ll include a bit of a walk down memory lane, so if you’d like to write in with your favorite moments from past episodes, please email us at addictedtorace@gmail.com. Also, we encourage you to record a happy birthday message to us by calling 206- 203-3983 and leaving us a voicemail. Thanks for your continuing support!

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Duration – 46:12
File Size – 21.3 MB
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ATR 30 – July 5, 2006 – Voicemail 206-203-3983 – addictedtorace@gmail.com

INTERVIEW WITH ‘THE MOTEL’ DIRECTOR AND STARS
carmen van kerckhove, sung kang, jeffrey chyau, jen chau, michael kangThis is a special bonus episode of Addicted to Race in which Jen and Carmen interview the director and two stars of the new film, The Motel. Specifically, we’re talking to Michael Kang, the director, Jeffrey Chyau who plays the main character Ernest, and Sung Kang, who plays Sam Kim. You’ve seen Sung Kang in Better Luck Tomorrow and he’s also currently starring as Han in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. You can watch a trailer of The Motel here.

The Motel is playing until July 11th at Film Forum on 209 West Houston Street in New York City. BOX OFFICE: 212.727.8110. After that, it opens in Los Angeles.

OUR 1ST ANNIVERSARY IS NEXT MONTH!
Addicted to Race is about to turn one! We’re planning a Special Birthday Episode on Monday, July 24th. It’ll include a bit of a walk down memory lane, so if you’d like to write in with your favorite moments from past episodes, please email us at addictedtorace@gmail.com. Also, we encourage you to record a happy birthday message to us by calling 206- 203-3983 and leaving us a voicemail. Thanks for your continuing support!

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Duration – 42:38
File Size – 19.6 MB
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Dear Addicted to Race listener,

Please support our podcast by nominating us for the best Political Podcast of the year for the 2006 Podcast Awards! Here’s how to do it:

1) Click the banner above or this link, which will take you to a new page.
2) Click the “NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS NOW” link in blue at the top of the page. This will take you to another new page.
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4) Enter “Addicted to Race” for the podcast name field, and “http://www.addictedtorace.com” in the podcast URL field.
5) Be sure to include your full name and email address.
6) Indicate that you’re a listener (as opposed to a podcaster).
7) Write a comment describing why you think we should be nominated for best Political podcast. The more specific and relevant you can make your comment, the better.
8) You may receive an email asking you to confirm your nomination. If you receive one, please follow the instructions in the email.

You can nominate us once a day, everyday, up until July 15th! But please make sure you don’t try to do this more than once a day, or else your nomination will be tossed out. You can read the full list of rules here.

Thank you so much! If we do get nominated for this award, it would be an excellent way of reaching more people, and bringing them into the much-needed discussion about race in the United States.

Take care,

Jen and Carmen

ATR 29 – July 3, 2006 – Voicemail 206-203-3983 – addictedtorace@gmail.com

INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN KOSHY
sexual naturalization by susan koshyCarmen interviews Professor Susan Koshy, author of the new book Sexual Naturalization: Asian Americans And Miscegenation. Interracial relationships and the history of anti-miscegenation laws are usually talked about in black/white terms, but Prof Koshy’s book is a fascinating look at the topic from an Asian-American perspective.

LISTENER FEEDBACK
The two documentaries mentioned in listener Stacy’s voicemail were Journey of Man by Dr. Spencer Wells and The Real Eve, narrated by Danny Glover. You can learn more about Dr. Wells’ Genographic Project at the National Geographic Web site.

OUR 1ST ANNIVERSARY IS NEXT MONTH!
Addicted to Race is about to turn one! We’re planning a Special Birthday Episode on Monday, July 24th. It’ll include a bit of a walk down memory lane, so if you’d like to write in with your favorite moments from past episodes, please email us at addictedtorace@gmail.com. Also, we encourage you to record a happy birthday message to us by calling 206- 203-3983 and leaving us a voicemail. Thanks for your continuing support!

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Duration – 51:11
File Size – 23.5 MB
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