In the past 10 years, the Publix has had few occupants — a handful of businesses, artists and pigeons. Today paint blisters off the ceiling in the lobby, crumbling into grit that coats the oyster-cracker-shaped floor tiles and wooden front desk.
Now this Chinatown International District hotel is at the corner of history and change.
Don Taniguchi, third-generation manager of the Publix Hotel in the Chinatown International District, tours through the hotel rooms and halls where he grew up, recounting his memories from the past.
Audio and video production by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch.
Photos by Ken Lambert.
BURLINGTON — Against a backdrop of blackberries ripening in the afternoon sun, about 100 striking migrant farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Farms chanted and protested here Wednesday after wage negotiations with the company broke down and the latest work stoppage entered a third day.
The workers say Sakuma has threatened to evict them from company-owned housing if they don’t return to work.
While most area churches are continuing to sponsor Scouting troops under a new policy that gay children must be allowed to join, three churches are ending their sponsorships while other churches, and some Scouting families, are conflicted by the change.
I worked in the NICAR Database Library from January 2012 to May 2013 as a graduate student at the University of Missouri. I requested, processed, and helped journalists access federal databases from the Social Security Administration, Department of Labor, and Department of Agriculture.
He once picked fruit as a teenager in California. Now, middle-aged, Garrido just bought a new tractor. He remembers when it was delivered to his day job at an autobody shop. When Garrido went out to sign for the vehicle, his boss looked shocked.
“You’re the one who bought the tractor?” he asked.
This segment was perhaps my favorite segment EVER On NPR, and that from a very long time listener. Big words, but I’m saying them. Bravo NPR. Truly spectacular segment.
— NPR.org commenter “William K” on the story, “Finding Hope, With The Cranberries’ Help”
I was honored that Weekend’s on All Things Considered picked up the series I produced for KEXP, and even surprised one interviewee with a phone call from his favorite artists. Find the stories at NPR.org.
KEXP and AIR (The Association of Independents in Radio) present a new series that demonstrates the power of music through intriguing personal stories ranging from an astronaut, teenager, surgeon, dancer, Yoruba priest and more.
I produced these stories as AIR’s Live Interactive Resident for Fall 2010.
Editorial oversight by Kevin Cole. Engineering help by Matt Ogaz. Live Interactive is a collaboration of KEXP and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio with financial support from AIR members worldwide, Recovery.gov, and the National Endowment for the Arts which believe a great nation deserves great art.