Vietnam

5:35pm

Tue October 7, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

How Thuylynh Nguyen found an affordable home in the Bay Area

Thuylynh Nguyen's family won a housing lottery that placed them in an affordable apartment in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood.
Under CC license from Flickr user Ken Lund.

 

Thuylynh Nguyen’s family came to the U.S. from Vietnam in order to escape political persecution. Her father had spent eight years as a prisoner of war after serving as a soldier in the South Vietnamese army. The U.S. granted her family asylum in 1991.

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4:36pm

Tue March 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Vietnamese American author Andrew Lam on his new book "Birds of Paradise Lost"

The immigrant experience is meant to be a smooth one, full of promise. Ideally, people from developing countries come to America for better work, education, human rights and, overall, and a better future for their children.

However, many of these stories turn out to be not as polished as that narrative. Immigrants often need to learn a new language, navigate a new system, face realities they never have before, and find their way in a new adopted country. Their hopes are high, and sometimes they end up unmet.

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10:52pm

Sun January 27, 2013

8:00am

Mon April 25, 2011
City Visions: April 25, 2011

The legacy of Agent Orange: What the Bay Area can do to help

 

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Yumi Wilson

The war in Vietnam ended more than 30 years ago, but the legacy of Agent Orange remains, both here in the United States and in Vietnam.

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