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.
Kenny Nguyen and Vincent Tong are officers of the Vietnamese American Student Association at UNO and enjoy the perks of going from small town Louisiana to urban UNO with a core group of Vietnamese Americans. From traditional dances to charity work, these students share their interpretation of Viet culture campus-wide.