Welcome to THE BRIDGE, the radio show that closes the gap between people of the world, one episode at a time. This historic program connects East and West, and has as its goal, the building of cultural ties between the United States and China. The Bridge goes beyond the headlines to the lifelines, with conversation that informs, entertains and inspires listeners to a greater awareness of the common connections shared between our two cultures.
Building The Bridge
It's the one-year anniversary of The Bridge launch, and time for the team to take hiatus, a break from the rigors of radio. John, Heyang, BeiBei, Cimcie & Liu Yan share their thoughts on the past 365 episodes of the show, with some great observations, insights and inspiration, as well as the "Best of the Bloopers." From all of us at The Bridge, we thank you for listening, and supporting us in "bringing the world together, one conversation at a time."
Tuesday with Cimcie
Super Producer Cimcie checks in and the conversation goes right to food (doughnuts specifically) and then BeiBei branches off to Chinese medicine, allergies and John reminisces about how going out for dinner was such a big deal when he was a kid. Another great conversation between friends, thousands of miles apart, all meeting at the middle of The Bridge.
Music Monday with John & Heyang
Heyang is back from her nearly three-week assignment to Tibet, and shares the highlights of her journey with John, who mixes in some Michael Jackson, YoYo Ma & Coco, Rolling Stones & Andrew Gold. The Bridge-bringing the world together, one song at a time.
Synchronicity Sunday with John & Liu Yan
Right out of the gate, John & Liu Yan are engaged in a serious game of connect-the-dots, that includes "The Walk" John took many years ago, to his time working with Oprah Winfrey (that trips a memory Liu Yan has when he used Oprah's name to help him get to the USA). This episode is 55-minute lesson that the power synchronicity can play in our lives, if we pay attention.
Saturday with John & Liu Yan
An early start for John in Chicago, as Liu Yan's day is ending in China, and the conversation runs the gamut from the remarkable technology that allows them to talk, to the early morning full moon that illuminated John's studio, to a deeper discussion on the purpose of The Bridge, and the importance staying true to your calling, no matter what it is.
Changes and Challenges with John & BeiBei
The show starts with John talking with BeiBei about the difficulty he had in deleting all the hundreds of files from previous Bridge episodes, not from a technical perspective, but from an emotional standpoint, and the feeling that even though all the shows are saved on a common server, there is something about deleting audio that goes against the grain of radio production. Switching gears, BeiBei shares some of the upcoming changes in China, when it comes to the concept of "Common Prosperity" and nations that are all connected in the world economy.
Loved the convos the hosts voices the 3 chosen music pieces Sweet!
Refreshing and positive
Hearing the best of humanity here. John St. Augustine is a not only a great author, but a great host. Cimcie and Bei Bei, and all the guests are awesome with what they add. Good natured group here, unlike every other corner of media these days. Conversing and sharing all kinds of subjects on this international level. Wonderful show! 👏👏
Informative and interesting
I love that this show bridges the gap. It’s so interesting to learn about other cultures, especially ones like China that feel so foreign and far away. This show proves that in fact, we’re much more similar than we think!