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The Greatest “Thing” in America

The once-in-a-lifetime event of visiting America’s premier building, The White House can’t be compared to much of anything. I haven’t been everywhere, but I have been to the Empire States Building, the original WTC and the Statue of Liberty. I’ve also seen Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon and Devil’s Tower. There are many beautiful places, both natural and man-made that are “more” historical and maybe untethered to society while being greatly symbolic. Yet, The White House is arguably the greatest “Thing” in America. In the late 80′s, the big news of crack cocaine was purchased where? Shockingly, it was across the street from The White House. It was allegedly set up, but the effect, thanks to the bust location made headlines....

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Jett Ling Song

Born to TV journalist Lisa Ling and Dr. Paul Y. Song, radiological oncologist, a baby girl, Jett Ling Song, their first child, March 8 in Santa Monica. The host of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s long-form investigative journalism showcase OUR AMERICA, Ling, 39, captured this priceless moment of her baby and husband napping on her iPhone. Shhh! ~Rachel Roh

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Giant Robot Podcast: Our America’s Lisa Ling

Podcast link here Lisa Ling began her career at Channel One News, a news program broadcast to junior high and high school students across America. She then changed careers and joined the cast of daytime TV talk show, The View. Soon after, she went back into hard journalism and hosted National Geographic Explorer and now, on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) she hosts an hour long news show, Our America. Ling has travelled around the world reporting from the front lines of wars, went undercover in North Korea and reported on drug lords. Our America focuses on interesting stories on Americans ranging from Sex Offenders to Nuns. Some stories reveal a darker underbelly and some are stories about people finding...

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Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month is May

It’s that month again and it would be nice if it really felt like this special month. Yet on friday it was special, as I got invited to see Don Nakanishi, Lisa Ling, and Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong get honored by the mayor as a part of Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. An interesting setting, I donned a suit (sort of) and got there early. Parking was security enforced. It’s actually cool that they have a car blocker than goes down when they let you enter. The program is above. It’s filled with art! That’s them from Left to Right. The Dr is quite an impressive person that I’ve never heard of. I guess I need to pay attention to...

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