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Crossing East - Asian American History series

Series produced by Dmae Roberts

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Peabody award-winning series of eight news-friendly one-hour documentaries on the many waves of Asian immigration. Hosted by George Takei and Margaret Cho.

HOST GEORGE TAKEI and MARGARET CHO
Pronunciation: George Tuh-KAY

Winner of the Peabody award in 2007, Crossing East is eight one-hour documentaries on the history of Asian immigration into the US, from pre-nationhood to post-9/11. It tells the stories of Asian involvement in American history through interviews, archives, scholar commentary, and reenactments. Crossing East is the first comprehensive radio series on Asian American history.

Each program contains a newscast window and breaks at :19 and :39 after the hour.

George Takei hosts programs 1-4:
First Contacts, Frontier Asians, Raising Cane and Exclusion & Resistance
Margaret Cho hosts programs 5-8:
Brides & Children, The Post '65 Generation, Refuge From War and New Waves, New Storms.

Also available are 5-minute music pieces for newshole fillers or for local news magazines. There are also shorter modules of stories from the series available.

Please see the individual program pages for audio and more information or the series website:

http://crossingeast.org/
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HOST GEORGE TAKEI and MARGARET CHOPronunciation: George Tuh-KAYWinner of the Peabody award in 2007, Crossing East is eight one-hour documentaries on the history of Asian immigration into the US, from pre-nationhood to post-9/11. It tells the stories of Asian involvement in American history through interviews, archives, scholar commentary, and reenactments. Crossing East is the first comprehensive radio series on Asian American history.Each program contains a newscast window and breaks at :19 and :39 after the hour.George Takei hosts programs 1-4:First Contacts, Frontier Asians, Raising Cane and Exclusion & Resistance Margaret Cho hosts programs 5-8: Brides & Children, The Post '65 Generation, Refuge From War and New Waves, New Storms.Also available are 5-minute music pieces for... Show full description


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21 Pieces

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A brief history of the impact the sugar industry had on immigration to Hawaii from all over the world.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2009
  • Length: 24:42
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Caption: Docent at Hawaii's Plantation Village, Credit: Photo Credit: Richard Jensen
“Plantation Culture” takes a look at what life was like growing up and living on the plantations. And how this life shaped the multicultural soci...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2009
  • Length: 11:10
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Wilma Pang, Professor at San Francisco City College, shares the influence of Chinese opera, a rapidly-disappearing art form, wherever she can. Pan...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2009
  • Length: 04:58
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Jon Jang, composer and jazz pianist, who paved the way for Asian American jazz musicians.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2007
  • Length: 04:59
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Vietnamese adoptees from Operation Babylift tell their stories.

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  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: 05:41
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Profile of 13-year-old prodigy and her musician family

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2007
  • Length: 04:58
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Singer/Songwriter Jared Rehberg is perhaps the only transracial and international adoptee who sings about being an adoptee.

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2006
  • Length: 04:59
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A 1st Person profile of Russel Baba and Jeannie Aiko Mercer of Shasta Taiko

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2006
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  • Added: Sep 14, 2006
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Early history of Hawaiians settling along the West Coast

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  • Added: May 01, 2006
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Refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos had no choice but to flee their homelands and come to America. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THER...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
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Recently, Asian Americans have faced discrimination, but remained strong. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS OF THIS ...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2006
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Accounts of immigration laws designed specifically to restrict Asian Americans. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS O...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2006
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After '65, Asian families could immigrate together and became entrepreneurs. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS OF TH...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of Asian brides of American servicemen and adopted Asian children. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS OF THIS...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
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Hawaii's multicultural plantation heritage from the 1700s-today. Hosted by George Takei. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
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Asian sailors and adventurers helped to form the new country of America. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS OF THIS...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
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The communities, farms and ranches settled by Asian Americans on the frontier. Hosted by George Takei. THE ACTUAL SHOW LENGTH IS 59 MINUTES. THER...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2006
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More than half of Hawaii's residents speak Pidgin - a combination of English, Hawaiian and Asian languages.

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2005
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The Story of Ing (Doc) Hay is about a frontier herbalist and acupuncturist in John Day, Oregon.

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2005
  • Length: 09:10
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