Produced by Anna Kook
June 04, 2019
Vigils, Rallies Recall Tiananmen Square Massacre 30 Years Ago
Thirty years ago, the Chinese government sent its army and tanks to crush student protests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Since then, the government has not only tried to systematically erase the memories of the violent suppression but also contain any sort of call for political reform. Talking to political activists and analysts, VOA’s Anna Kook looks at how shots fired then still reverberate today.
April 04, 2019
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Shares His Message
Andrew Yang is a former tech company executive who started "Venture for America" a group that places recent university graduates in small startup businesses across the U.S. Now he has qualified for the first round of the Democratic primary debate after raising more than $1.7 million from more than 80,000 unique donors. VOA’s Anna Kook spoke with Andrew Yang about his campaign for president as a political newcomer.
February 23, 2019
Oscars Fail to Include Asian Films, Community, Critics Say
The Oscars this year features a diverse range of nominations from the first Netflix film, Roma to Black Panther as possibly the first superhero film that could win the Best Picture award. Since the twitter campaign #OscarsSoWhite began in 2015, the Academy Awards has been criticized for lacking diversity and failing to include marginalized communities. Critics say this year's nominations, as usual, failed to recognize the Asian community. VOA's Anna Kook has more.
February 22, 2019
Red Carpet Rolled Out, Hollywood Ready for Oscars
The 91st Academy of Motion Pictures Awards ceremony is Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Although this year's Oscars are still officially without a host for a second time in their history, Los Angeles is getting ready. VOA’s Anna Kook has this inside look.
January 20, 2019
Women's March: Smaller Crowd, Same Passion
The third annual Women's March on Washington attracted a smaller turnout than the original event in 2017, held one day after President Donald Trump's inauguration. But Saturday's event was no less rollicking as women and men marched through the nation's capital amid considerable controversy leading up to the rally. VOA's Anna Kook has the details.
January 11, 2019
Government Shutdown Hurts Small Businesses
The 800,000 federal workers who are not being paid or are working without pay during the partial government shutdown were the first to feel its impact. But as Anna Kook reports, other segments of the economy are also being hurt, especially in Washington, home to the largest number of federal workers in the country.
September 05, 2018
Demonstrators Demand Genocide Label on Rohingya Crisis
Demonstrators in Washington mark the one year anniversary of Myanmar's ethnic cleansing of Rohingya by demanding more economic sanctions and recognition by the U.S. that what happened to the Rohingya was genocide. Anna Kook reports from Capitol Hill for VOA.