NEWS: Laura Walker, President & CEO of New York Public Radio participated in the Committee of 100 Leadership Delegation
Laura Walker, the President and CEO of New York Public Radio, participated in the Committee of 100 Leadership Delegation* to China last May, where they met with business leaders, academics, journalists, artists, and cultural ambassadors. The trip facilitated cultural exchanges with artists and institutions that may lead to special programming initiatives in New York, featuring content originating from China. This summer, Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese activist gave his first national broadcast interview since arriving in the U.S to WNYC’s The Takeaway. During the show, he talked about his work to support the rights of persons with disabilities. Pankaj Mishra also appeared on the WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, to discuss Stories of the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim World. Last September, New York Public Radio’s Studio 360 took a close look at the North Korean film, Comrade Kim Goes Flying, a film which is a result of the collaboration between North Korea and Western Filmmakers.
*The Committee of 100 is an international, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that brings a Chinese-American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. http://www.committee100.org/