Asian American Donor Program (AADP)
Janet Liang, a student of UCLA and sufferer of acute lymphoblastic
leukemia, was told by doctors that she has two months to live
unless she can find a perfect bone marrow match. Her chances
are slim, what with only 7% of the Asian-American community being
registered in the donor program. Vincent Trinh, a UC Davis
student, picked up on this alarming statistic and decided to take
action with social media and sense of camaraderie with the UC
system. Through Youtube videos and Facebook pages, he
organized a campus bone marrow drive (February 1, 2, 5) that has
amassed much attention from the community. The hope is that
together, Janet, Vincent, and the Asian American Donor Program,
they will be able to invoke awareness and change not only for Janet
but for others in need of matches, as well as the Asian-American
community as whole.
Capitol Chat "Some days you're
the windshield, some days you're the bug." Today, the
California state budget was both. That and more news from
California's capitol with capitol reporter Ben Adler.
Rachel Barton Pine
extraordinaire Rachel Barton Pine will be performing at the Mondavi
Center for the Arts on Saturday with the Chamber Soloists Orchestra
of New York. They will be playing all the Mozart violin
concertos. We'll hear her interview and recordings done by
WUFT-FM/WJUF-FM of the October, 2011 concert at the University of
Florida, Gainesville's Phillips Center.
Classical Host Michael Frost
returns with new classical selections and analyses.