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"Fresh Off The Boat" With Eddie Huang

Feb 5, 2013

Eddie Huang's "Fresh Off The Boat."
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Eddie Huang stormed through childhood. He fought bigoted kids, defied stereotypes of the "model minority" and partied hard. But he clung to the delights of  his father’s restaurant and the flavors of his mother’s kitchen. Following a stint as a lawyer and a stand-up comic, he returned to his raucous roots, dipped in the flavors of Taiwan, America and the world. Eddie Huang joins us for a conversation about the first-generation immigrant experience he writes about in his new memoir, “Fresh Off the Boat.”

Also this hour: Steve Bell of the Bipartisan Policy Center explains the approaching federal budget sequester, we talk with a Tacoma liquor store owner about how business has been since the state got out of the market, and Michael Fagin joins us with a hike to match the week's weather forecast.