Ann Marie Baldonado

Ann Marie Baldonado is a producer and interview contributor forFresh Air with Terry Gross. She got her start in radio in 1997 as a production assistant, working with reporters and helping produce the local broadcast of Morning Edition at WHYY. She joined Fresh Air in 1998. Her primary responsibility is finding interesting film, television, and theater guests for the show. She also produces and edits the interviews. She began contributing her own interviews to the program in 2015. Baldonado also serves on the editorial board of the podcast, The Longest Shortest Time. She lives in Philadelphia and she loves it. When she isn't working or wrangling her two daughters, she is probably watching television, although she knows she will never, ever be caught up on everything.

John Cho sometimes has a hard time taking life in Hollywood seriously. The actor was born in South Korea but grew up in the United States, and he says his experiences are vastly different from the deprivation his father saw as a child in what is now North Korea.

"My dad tried to eat [tree] bark, he was so hungry," Cho says. "Whenever I'm on my way to a premiere or something, I always have a good laugh in the car ... because it's all so absurd — I'm one generation removed from starvation."

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