César Chávez


Tue March 31, 2015

BackStory with the American History Guys: Fair Wages - A History of Getting Paid

Strikers from the Ladies Tailors Union, 1910
Library of Congress

March 31 is César Chávez Day. Chávez is remembered as a champion of migrant workers who harvest the nation’s food. He helped create the United Farmworkers Union; He led boycotts, marches, and protests - fought for fair wages for farmworkers. Today, we aired an episode of BackStory with The American History Guys that’s all about the fair wage. And a note to our listeners, this program was made in 2014, so references go back to the original air date.

To listen to the original episode of BackStory, visit their website


Sun May 25, 2014

Your Call: Who was Cesar Chavez and what is his legacy?


On the next your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation with award winning journalist and author Miriam Pawel about her new book, “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography.” Chavez went from being a migrant worker to leader of one of the most influential movements in the 20th century, inspiring generations of activists and community organizers. What do we need to know about one of the most significant Latino leaders in US history?  Join us on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


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Thu May 1, 2014

Hear Here: Pete Villaseñor finds a home in San Francisco

Pete Villasenor, Branch Manager of Cesar Chavez library

Pete Villaseñor moved to San Francisco from his home state of Texas almost 20 years ago. That’s well before the Bay’s current housing troubles began. But, moving to a new place can come with other difficulties, like homesickness. Villaseñor told our community storytelling project Hear Here how he found solace in a new city.

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Mon April 21, 2014

Your Call: Who was Cesar Chavez and what is his legacy?



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Tue August 7, 2012
Arts & Culture

A hostel with history in Los Altos

Photo from Hidden Villa.

In 1924, Frank and Josephine Duveneck, a wealthy Palo Alto couple, saw a valley they liked in Los Altos Hills. So they bought it. Then they built and ran what would become the oldest operating hostel in the country. They preserved the local watershed by buying up the hills around it.

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