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)

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Program Extras

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)