Immigrating is a conversation that happens across borders, generations, and versions of oneself. Grace and Justin talk across political differences. Unknown workers who forged the Transcontinental Railroad receive a new voice. Solmaz writes poetry to orient herself in the world. And Frankie and Francisco reflect on growing up in a new place.
This is part two of a two-part series. Listen to part one.
Host: Cathy Wong
Producers: Carissa Cirelli, Noelle Chow, Jett Hayward, An-Li Herring, Julia Ingram, Louis Lafair, Rosie LaPuma, Yue Li, Jenny March, Kate Nelson, Jackson Roach, Helvia Taina, Melina Walling, Jake Warga, Eileen Williams, Cathy Wong
Show Music: johnny_ripper
Release date: 29 November 2017
Story 4: Grace and Justin
Grace and Justin send each other letters.
Producers: Cathy Wong and Kate Nelson
Featuring: Justin Hsuan and Grace
Music: “When in the West,” “Sage the Hunter,” and “Drone Pine” by Blue Dot Sessions
Image via Flickr
Story 5: Chinese Railroad Workers
The Central Pacific Railroad was completed in 1869. 150 years later, we’re still searching for the stories of the people who laid out the tracks.
Producer: Yue Li
Featuring: Hilton Obenzinger, Barre Fong, Gordon Chang
Music: “Everything Ends Here” by Johnny Ripper; “More Weather,” “Waterbourne,” and “The Summit” by Blue Dot Sessions
Image via Wikimedia
Story 6: Solmaz
Solmaz Sharif wants to have the conversation we’re avoiding.
Producers: Jackson Roach and Jett Hayward
Featuring: Solmaz Sharif
Music: “c” and “m” by Gallery Six; “Krankenwagen im Stau” by rui; “Upward” and “It Moves Like A 500 Year Old Process” by junior85
Image via Flickr
Story 7: Frankie and Francisco
After immigrating from Mexico, Francisco Preciado Sr. gets a job as a groundskeeper at Stanford University. When his son, Francisco Preciado Jr., applies to Stanford, they learn together what it means to carry on a family legacy in a new country.
Producers: Louis Lafair and Melina Walling
Featuring: Francisco Preciado Sr. and Francisco Preciado Jr.
Music: “An opener” by Bitbasic, “motion (johnny_ripper remix)” by noah, “Selbstheilend” by rui, “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar and Miguel Flores
Image courtesy of Francisco Preciado Jr.