Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Panel Discussion

Throughout November, we presented a series of radio stories honoring and celebrating immigrant entrepreneurs in our community. The five-part series culminated with a public forum in our performance studio. Phillip M. Bailey interviewed Louisvillians about the struggles, sacrifices and successes of their lives and businesses. The conversation covered everything from discrimination to the challenges that… Continue reading Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Panel Discussion

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Cedric Francois

Cedric Francois describes the human immune system in military terms: scout cells go out looking for enemies, then signal the soldier cells to attack and destroy them. The drug therapies he’s worked to develop focus on the scout cells, which can give the wrong instructions to the fighter cells under their command. Cedric has co-founded… Continue reading Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Cedric Francois

Talking With Immigrant Entrepreneurs

This month, WFPL’s Phillip Bailey has been talking with immigrant entrepreneurs about the struggles, sacrifices and successes of starting a business in a new country. So far, he has interviewed four entrepreneurs, who each have their own reasons for immigrating and who have had varying levels of success. 

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Papa Gueye

Papa Gueye says he came to the United States for the same reasons many immigrants do: “Looking for new opportunities, escaping persecution, trying to better our lives.” After spending a few months in New York City, Papa came to Louisville in 1997 on the advice of a friend, who told him it was a nice… Continue reading Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Papa Gueye

Pennsylvania Could Eliminate State of Limitations on Child Sex Abuse, Stalemate in the Deficit Supercomittee, Immigrant Entrepreneurs, the Price of Thanksgiving Dinner: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Lawmakers in Pennsylvania held an open meeting this week to push for action on long delayed bills that would eliminate the civil statue of limitations on childhood sex crimes and require witnesses to report suspected sexual abuse of children to the police. Pennsylvania representative Louise Williams Bishop came forward during that open meeting to… Continue reading Pennsylvania Could Eliminate State of Limitations on Child Sex Abuse, Stalemate in the Deficit Supercomittee, Immigrant Entrepreneurs, the Price of Thanksgiving Dinner: Today on Here and Now

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Kadiatu Jalloh

After two years of civil war in her birthplace, Sierra Leone, Kadiatu Jalloh emigrated with her family to Gambia. She worked there as a maid for a few years, saving enough money to move to New York City; it would be over 18 years before her children could join her. On the advice of a… Continue reading Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Kadiatu Jalloh

Sandusky Appears on TV, Occupy Wall Street Cleared by NYPD, Meeting an Immigrant Entrepreneur, Teaching Photography in Saudi Arabia: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky talked on TV last night, on NBC’s new primetime show. Is that kind of exposure to questioning helping or hurting him? Some new angles are emerging, too. We’ll get an update. 1:12pm: Police moved into the Occupy Wall Street encampment at New York City’s Zuccotti Park and… Continue reading Sandusky Appears on TV, Occupy Wall Street Cleared by NYPD, Meeting an Immigrant Entrepreneur, Teaching Photography in Saudi Arabia: Today on Here and Now

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Eddie Maamry

Morocco native Abdel Jalil “Eddie” Maamry was working on a cruise ship when he met JoAnne, the woman who would become his wife. She was from Pennsylvania and lived in Louisville, and after two years of a long-distance relationship, he joined her here in what he calls “a big small city.” In May of 2007… Continue reading Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Eddie Maamry

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Yung Nguyen

At the beginning of the 1980s, 22-year-old Yung Nguyen left Vietnam—one of millions of Vietnamese who fled the country after the Fall of Saigon and the resulting takeover by the Communist regime. He and two friends set out to walk and bike across Cambodia and Thailand. Of the three, only Nguyen completed the trip; his… Continue reading Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Yung Nguyen

Joe Paterno Fallout at Penn State, the Search for Clean Coal, VINE Founder Yung Nguyen: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier have been fired but every day we’re learning more about the sex abuse scandal that everyone is talking about. We’ll get an update this hour. 1:40pm: Coal generates half of all the electricity in the U.S. It’s also the biggest source of global-warming emissions and… Continue reading Joe Paterno Fallout at Penn State, the Search for Clean Coal, VINE Founder Yung Nguyen: Today on Here and Now