Special Programming

KPFA Special Broadcast – March 31, 2007

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The second episode, "Sailing East: Asians in the Fields" charts the arrival of three different immigrant groups to the fields of California: the Chinese, the Japanese, and the Filipinos. Each brought their own culture, religion and farming skills to this country, and each endured racist attacks of one kind or another. Through their horticultural skills and relentless labor, they laid the groundwork for California’s rise as the premier agricultural state in the U.S. Hosted by Luis Valdez and narrated by Rachel Ann Goodman, the program contains oral histories, visits to historic sites, readings, music and analysis from historians.

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