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The Magpie of Heart Mountain
Former Heart Mountain incarceree Shig Yabu tells the story of meeting his beloved pet magpie Maggie when he was a boy at Heart Mountain in this charming and touching episode of the “This is Love” podcast.
On ‘For Every Voice That Never Sang,’ Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World
Japanese American performer Kishi Bashi discusses his song called “For Every Voice That Never Sang,” about the feeling of being an outsider in your own country. He wrote this song as part of NPR’s Morning Edition Song Project where songwriters are asked to write an original song about the COVID era.
“We Already Belong”: A Conversation With R.O. Kwon
NPR’s Rough Translation podcast speaks with Korean American journalist R.O. Kwon about her essay in Vanity Fair which explores the reasons that R.O. was unable to talk openly with her own mother about rising anti-Asian rhetoric and violence in the past year, and how she finally broke that silence.
Screams And Silence
This episode of NPR’s Code Switch podcast features Asian American organizers and influencers who have been trying to sound the alarm over a dramatic spike in reports of anti-Asian racism over the last year, and have been frustrated by the lack of media and public attention paid to their worries.
New Heart Mountain Podcast: “Look Toward the Mountain”
Told through a combination of archival recordings, written accounts, and contemporary interviews, each episode of our new podcast delves into specific topics demonstrating the innovation, creativity, and resilience that enabled the Japanese American community to endure this unjust ordeal.