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Stephen Fan is a designer and adjunct assistant professor in the Art History and Architectural Studies department at Connecticut College. His latest project is a traveling exhibition and book called Sub-Urbanisms: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns and the Contested American Landscape. The project studies the ways that immigrant Chinese casino workers in Connecticut have converted single family homes into multi-family communities. In his project, we see how the social and aesthetic norms of American suburban living are transformed and re-interpreted to suit the cultural beliefs and lifestyles of immigrant workers. For example, in these homes, a patio space becomes an extra kitchen for communal cooking, extra walls are added to the living room to create new bedrooms, and front lawns are repurposed as gardens for growing Chinese produce.
Catching up on the GOP debate, and listener mail.
The journalist who Donald Trump kicked out of a press conference was Univision host Jorge Ramos, a horrific shooting in Virginia on live television, and listener mail from great friend of the show Hocine on the protests in Beirut.
It’s our first show without a guest all month, so John and Molly can catch up on the news. Also, there’s always more listener mail!
David Banks joins us to discuss the Atlantic’s tired, tired cover story on supposedly coddled college students and why everyone is wrong. Also, catching up on all the news we missed last week, and listener mail.
Todd Miller joins us to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates’ immigration policies, as well as the sociopolitical, economic, and environmental reasons for migration. Also, it’s been a year since the war on ISIS began.

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