23:19 Prime Minister John Key is praising a crowd-funding project to buy back an Abel Tasman beach and has hinted there could be Crown funding.

23:19 Mum of Auckland teenager killed in rubbish truck accident speaks out as Auckland Council is sued over the death

23:18 Russia's sale of $19 million-worth of weapons to Fiji is seen as an attempt by Moscow to gain a foothold in the Pacific.

23:18 The local council says it will take action to stop copycats of a death-defying bridge jump at a popular water hole in McLaren Falls near Tauranga.

23:17 A leader of the Catholic Church in Christchurch during challenging times following the city's earthquakes, has passed away. 74-year-old Bishop Barry

Sat, 18 Feb 2012

Michael Chang the original Asian American sports trailblazer

The original Asian American sports trailblazer Michael Chang the winner of the 1989 French Open – is on the show to talk about the Linsanity phenomenon which has emerged with the rise and rise of the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin. Chang explores the pressures that come with breaking down racial stereotypes – something he did in Paris when as a Asian teenager he took the microphone at Roland Garros and addressed the world in English.

The original Asian American sports trailblazer Michael Chang the winner of the 1989 French Open – is on the show to talk about the Linsanity phenomenon which has emerged with the rise and rise of the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin.

Chang explores the pressures that come with breaking down racial stereotypes – something he did in Paris when as a Asian teenager he took the microphone at Roland Garros and addressed the world in English.

Share this audio

Become a fan of RadioLIVE on Facebook and on Twitter.

Post Your Opinion