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Emil Amok's Takeout from Emil Guillermo Media

The podcast companion to Emil Guillermo's Amok commentary on race, politics, and society from an Asian American perspective. If it's in the news, Emil has a take. An award winning journalist, columnist, talk-host and humorist, Emil's compilation of essays and columns,"Amok" won an American Book Award. He is a former host of NPR's "All Things Considered," and has reported and commented for radio and TV and newspapers, in Honolulu, San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston, Dallas, St.Louis, and Washington, D.C. Read his takes on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund website at http://www.aaldef.org/blog Emil also writes a column for the U.S. bureau of the Manila-based http://www.inquirer.net and on Diversity issues at http://www.diverseeducation.com
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Welcome to "Emil Amok's Takeout," a podcast featuring the takes of award-winning journalist and commentator Emil Guillermo on race, politics, and society from an Asian American perspective.

Beginning with Asian Week, Emil has written a weekly column on Asian America since 1991. It has since migrated to www.aaldef.org/blog and to his own www.amok.com.  His experience includes TV news reporting and anchoring in San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.; Hosting "All Things Considered" on NPR; Nationwide newspaper op-eds and columns at SFGate and USA TODAY; Talk-show hosting in Washington,D.C. San Francisco, and Sacramento; And reporting for NBC News Asian America. A collection of his columns and essays won an American Book Award. 

Emil also worked on Capitol Hill as a speechwriter and press secretary for then-Congressman Norman Mineta.

Emil is also a voice-over artist, with videos for PETA registering more than 6 million views on youtube, with tens of millions more views on all platforms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBHWd_57u4o&t=5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xLIlituBCs&t=219s

 

Currently, Emil writes for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at http://www.aaldef.org/blog 

http://www.twitter.com/emilamok

 

 

Feb 17, 2017
Special episode: Emil Amok's Takeout

Virginia Beach dentist Allan Bergano, an Asian American of Filipino descent wasn't going to go down without a fight.

A city road widening project was forcing him to move. But after spending more than $400,000, he went to the city for relocation costs and was denied.

Officials said there decision was final. There would be no appeal. 

Bergano sued the city in Federal Court. But it wasn't easy.

It was his sense of the historical discrimination faced by Filipinos in America that kept him focused on the fight.

Listen to the podcast. Read his story on the AALDEF blog, http://www.aaaldef.org/blog

1 Comments
  • almost four months ago
    Allan Bergano
    Thank you Emil for giving me an opportunity to share my story. Congrats on being honored for October 30 Joan T. Cordova and Emil Guillermo Day by Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Legacy Month
    https://www.facebook.com/we.are.FANHS/