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The Last Revolutionary | Yuri Kochiyama possesses one of the boldest voices raised against the war on terrorism. As a former internment-camp prisoner and peer of Malcolm X, she brings history and vitality to what little remains of “The Movement.” | East Bay Express
Geek Chic | Comic artist Adrian Tomine made himself a winner by appealing to the loser in all of us. | East Bay Express
ARTS & CULTURE
This is the Time | Director Jon M. Chu on the Making of “Crazy Rich Asians.” | Center for Asian American Media
Fresh Off the Boat: An Asian Mom’s POV | A Hyphen editor’s immigrant mom reviews “Fresh Off the Boat.” | Hyphen
Who Was That Masked Muralist? | Justin Artifice is on a stealthy mission to beautify Oakland’s urban landscape. | East Bay Express
Requiem for a Dream Wall | At Oakland’s world-famous 23rd Avenue tracks, it’s the bittersweet finale to a graffiti era. | East Bay Express
COMMUNITIES OF COLOR & IMMIGRATION
Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students | Today more Americans go on to college than ever before. But as the country becomes more diverse, are colleges and universities ready to serve them? | NPR Code Switch
Chinatowns Across the Country Face Off With Gentrification | Is it too late for America’s Chinatowns? | NPR Code Switch
Teachers, Parents Struggle To Comfort Children Of Color Fearful Of Targeted Raids | In the wake of the presidential election, adults grapple with how the political climate affects children and youth. | NPR Code Switch
Land of Milk and Kafka | Oh, you’re a foreigner? Fill out these forms and get back in line. | East Bay Express
Lost Generation | The stereotype of Asian kids in America is that of do-gooders and academic overachievers. But break the crime stats into ethnic subgroups and you’ll start running into more and more kids like Lil’ Cloudy — gangsta. | East Bay Express
Drug Resistant | Harris County jailers are in no hurry to hand out meds to inmates with AIDS. Inmates claim this — and other lockup practicers — endanger their lives. | Houston Press
STORIES THAT DON’T FIT IN THE CATEGORIES ABOVE
Meet the 70-Year-Old Runner Who Ran 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days | And she ran them all in a pink pussyhat. | NBC Asian America
I’m a contributor to APEX Express, which airs on KPFA-FM 94.1 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eat Chinatown | An art exhibit in San Francisco Chinatown explores the history of the neighborhood through food. My segment starts at 39:00
From Inmates to Activists | Named after the late civil rights activist, the Yuri Kochiyama fellowship is awarded to formerly incarcerated Asian Americans. I spoke to Angela Chan of Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and Rajeshree Roy, one of the fellows, about the prison and immigration systems. They’re advocating for a California ballot measure that would strip prosecutors of the power to charge youth as adults. My segment is at the beginning of the show.