Program 422: Chaos Italian-Style; Visiting Colombia; Asian America
Release Date: 10-24-2015
Learn why Colombia is turning into one of South America's prime tourist destinations. And as we mark the 50-year anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965, hear about why Asians, primarily from China, represent the largest group of newcomers to the US. Then listen in as we learn how things get done — or not — in Italy's chaotic culture.
- Cecilia Bottai, Italian tour guide, based in Orvieto
- Ann Long, tour guide to Italy, based near Sorrento
- Travel writer and tour guide Christopher P. Baker, author of National Geographic's guidebook to Colombia
- Erika Lee, director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, and author of "The Making of Asian America" (Simon & Schuster)
- Cecilia Bottai's winery estate near Orvieto is called Tenuta Le Velette.
- Chris stayed with the indigenous Wayuu people in a desert area of Caribbean Colombia.
- Caller Ryszard hiked the little-visited Ciudad Perdida archeological site.
- The volcano eruption on November 13, 1985 at Armero, Colombia killed more than 20,000 people.
- San Agustin Archeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and hosts the largest number of pre-Columbian megalith sculptures in South America.
- Erika Lee's website has information about her book "The Making of Asian America." It is published by Simon and Schuster. She also is director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota.
- The Angel Island Conservancy is preserving the Angel Island Immigration Station, the "Ellis Island of the West," in San Francisco Bay.
Pgm 422 extra - Erika Lee, author of "The Making of Asian America," explains to Rick the reasons behind the "model minority" stereotype about Asian-Americans. (runs 1:24)