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Asian American History 101

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Jan 23, 2023

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 3! Happy Lunar New Year! We’re back with a new episode. Have you heard of the Kim Loo Sisters AKA the Kimmies AKA the Chinese Andrews Sisters? We wouldn’t be surprised if you hadn’t, but they were really famous as a vaudeville family act and grew bigger… even performing on Broadway and in Hollywood. It’s a shame that there are so few recordings of their work that have been saved over the years, but Leslie Li, the daughter of the third sister Jeneé, is working on a documentary and has written a companion book called Just Us Girls: The Kim Loo Sisters that’s available on the Amazon Kindle store. The documentary is in post-production, but you can see a trailer on the movie site. You can also see Leslie’s other books on her site. We begin the show by talking about Lunar New Year, including the tragic shooting in Monterey Park, CA. We close the show with Celebrations and talk about Miss Universe, The Golden Globes, and The Critic’s Choice Awards… Big wins for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan! For previous episodes and resources, please visit our site at or social media links at If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 00:25 The California Government Recognizes Lunar New Year and Tragedy in Monterey Park, CA
  • 03:00 The History of the Kim Loo Sisters
  • 21:59 Celebrating R’Bonney Gabriel, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once, the Daniels, Pachinko, and Naatu Naatu from RRR