From the Westbank to New Orleans East, there is a vibrant community of over 20,000 Vietnamese New Orleanians. Once a week host Kim Vu invites a guest to chat about Vietnamese etiquette, ancient proverbs, Vietnamese events in New Orleans, and Vietnamese food. A Vietnamese-American recently arrived from California, Kim combines her own discovery of the local Vietnamese community with her deep familiarity and love of Vietnamese life and customs. Kim and guests weave a tapestry of fun and pho, Hanoi and poboy, as VietNola explores the world of Vietnamese New Orleanians, here and in Vietnam.
Having left Atlanta, Cam Tu Nguyen moved to New Orleans for love and stayed for her love of New Orleans and its Viet community. As a non-profit organizer Cam educates everyone in the NOLA Viet community from underserved fisherfolk to church-going professionals about Obamacare.