For Julian Saporiti, music is not just an opportunity for creative expression but also an avenue to share his rich knowledge of Asian American history. Armed with a PhD in American Studies from Brown, Saporiti recounts these tales, both personal and historical, through No-No Boy. On this episode of Live on KEXP, find out more about Saporiti’s journey from professor to rock star before diving into a stirring set of songs off his sophomore album, '1975.' Recorded 05/04/2021. St. Denis or Bangkok, From a Hotel Balcony Khmerica Hapa Book Club: In Praise of Japanese Breakfast, Nina & Luling Little Saigon Born in the USA Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.