Asian American

5:24pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Patricia Chin, from Chinatown to a chorus line

Patricia Chin
Photo courtesy StoryCorps

 

Patricia Chin was born in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  She had never left the neighborhood when she auditioned to be a chorus girl. It was quite a leap for a young Asian-American girl, born in 1935, but Chin loved the adventure, and saw it as a way to bring home extra money. Her group, the Chinese Vanities, performed in nightclubs up and down the West Coast.

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5:50pm

Thu March 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

This year's CAAMFest highlights food and music as well as film

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs is a featured film at this year's CAAMFest

Tonight is opening night at CAAMFest, the country's largest Asian American film festival.  The 11 day event showcases local and international films focusing on Asian food, music, and people. Festival director Masashi Niewano spoke with KALW's Melanie Young about this year's festival highlights.

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4:28pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

For Asian American women, depression and suicide go largely unseen

Danise Sugita shows the diary she kept during one of her suicide attempts.

Last year, KALW began a series on Asian American mental health. We introduced you to the Lieu family, who described their challenges as immigrants finding care for their schizophrenic daughter.

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6:18pm

Mon October 1, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Asian American Mental Health: Inside Out

Credit Under CC license from Alaina Abplnalp Photography. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lainamarie/6833534625/

This article has been formatted for the web. Listen to the audio above to hear the full Q&A and story.

It’s difficult to deal with any kind of illness when it hits. But when it affects your emotional and psychological health, it’s often impossible to even describe.

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5:11pm

Tue September 25, 2012
Politics

Elections 2012: San Francisco's Asian Americans and Prop A

San Francisco Chinatown

As part of our joint series with New America Media, every Tuesday until election day, Crosscurrents will be speaking with representatives from local ethnic media to hear about what’s important to their audiences this election season.

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