Asia Today with Jeffrey Bingham Mead


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Asia Today with Jeffrey Bingham Mead navigateright Episode


Welcome to the Saturday, January 19 broadcast of Asia Today with Jeffrey Bingham Mead starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time on Radio 1490 WGCH Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere via live audio streaming. 

Mead's guest on today's show is Professor Greg Robinson of the University of Quebec at Montreal. Robinson is the author of the book By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans. Mead and Robinson conclude their conversation that started on last week's show. 

“Robinson focuses not on the internees but on the president who signed Executive Order 9066 that put them in internment camps. If internment is now seen as a blot on the Roosevelt era, the president himself has generally been viewed as above the fray. Robinson’s judicious exploration of the record shows that Roosevelt was, in fact, deeply involved, his racial attitudes helping to determine the fates of nearly 120,000 Japanese American internees.” Tom Engelhardt, The Los Angeles Times

The show concludes with Mead's narration of a visit to Muryangsa Temple on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is the largest Korean style Buddhist temple in the world outside of Korea.