August 9, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: In May of 2020 I interviewed Valerie Soe and Kristina Wong about the Auntie Sewing Squad, a sewing circle that was formed on March 24th during the global Coronavirus pandemic. Initially the group sewed masks for frontline medical and essential workers, and then for vulnerable marginalized communities.

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August 2, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: This is part two of my interview with Sergeant Steven Lee, a 16-year veteran of the NYPD, and whistleblower fighting to reform police corruption. Previously, in part one, we talked about Sergeant Lee’s undercover work and the police corruption that he’s witnessed. If you haven’t had a

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July 26, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Sergeant Steven Lee is a 16-year veteran of the NYPD. He’s a whistleblower fighting to reform police corruption and he shared his story with me. This is part one of my interview with Steve.  In part two, next week, you’ll hear what happened to him after his

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July 19, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Liz Williams is one of the co-founders of The Afara Collective. She spent time in Taiwan as a Thomas Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. Jennifer Ho, heads Afara’s film club team, and is originally from Taiwan. Liz and Jen talked about why the work of Afara

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July 12, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: When Taiwan went in to soft lockdown in May, a group of diaspora who had moved there decided a Covid 19 Taiwan fundraiser for organizations assisting society’s most vulnerable was needed. They created the Taiwan Covid Relief Fundraiser and before they launched it, I spoke with three

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July 4, 2021

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: A few months ago, before Taiwan went on COVID alert level 3, I spoke with Michael Turton, about biking in Taiwan. I remember when there was a push to make Taiwan more bike-friendly and it became popular for people to bike around the island or along the

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