The Kitchen Sisters

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote a poem about them.  Amy Tan’s mother was serenaded by them as she lay in state.  Jessica Mitford’s memorial procession was led by them. And more than 300 Chinese families a year hire the Green Street Mortuary Band to give their loved ones a proper and musical send-off through the streets of Chinatown. The band traces its roots back to 1911 and the Cathay Chinese Boys Band, the first marching group in Chinatown.

 

Pioneers of radio storytelling, The Kitchen Sisters.

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Derek Bridges

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The birth of Rice-A-Roni began with a friendship between a Canadian immigrant and a survivor of the Armenian genocide. Soon after, an Italian family made "the San Francisco treat" into a popular side dish.

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This is the story about a small business that helps San Francisco’s LGBTQ community and its friends get around the city in style. It’s called Homobiles, and it's a non-commercial, volunteer, 24/7 car service.

On the next Your Call, we’ll speak with The Kitchen Sisters about The Hidden World of Girls-- a multimedia project that explores the many ways girls are growing up and making a difference. We’ll also speak with young girls living in at risk communities who say they are often misrepresented in the media. What do you want to know about the hidden world of girls? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What stories do girls want to tell? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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