This week on Apex Express, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Angel Island's immigration station. On January 21, 1910, 200 Chinese immigrants were shipped from the Chinese Detention Shed located at First and Brannan Street in San Francisco to open the Angel Island Immigration Station. About 500,000 immigrants passed through the island from 1910 to 1940. Apex will bring you highlights of the commemoration ceremony which will be held at 10 A.M. at the Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco. Also, we talk about the legacy of the KPFA Apprenticeship Program, a broadcast training program that has been bringing women and people of color into KPFA for over 25 years! Tune in and learn how to connect to the stories of your community and be heard!
And, we feature the music of Japanese singer Utada, who will be playing at a SOLD OUT show at the Filmore on January 24! We may have a few tickets to giveaway during our show, tune in to find out!