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Clem Albers / US National Archives and Records Administration

Host Joseph Pace and guests explore the history of discrimination against Japanese Americans and immigrants in the first half of the 20th century. What parallels can be drawn between their experiences and today’s debate over immigration and national security?

Photographs of Japanese American Internees & Their Families, Then & Now

Dec 4, 2019
Paul Kitagaki

On this edition of Your Call, distinguished photographer and videographer Paul Kitagaki discusses his new book, Behind Barbed Wire: The Search for Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II.

Photo by John Orvis


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about cultural responses to exclusion.

Photo by John Orvis


On this edition of Your Call, hear our conversation about redress, reparations, and restorative justice.

Authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi join us to discuss their new book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

Courtesy of Al Bronzini


“This is old Italian neighborhood,” Al Bronzini says. “That’s the house I was raised in, right there.” Al is showing me some of the places that were important to him growing up in East Oakland, almost 80 years ago. “Boy this is different,” he says. “Wow.”

Dorothea Lange in March 1942 (Library of Congress)

On today's Your Call, we begin a weeklong series on the United States' immigration and refugee policies. Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and his plans to deport millions of undocumented people, build the wall, and shut the border to tens of thousands of refugees, has become one of the pillars of his domestic agenda.

A hostel with history in Los Altos

Aug 7, 2012

In 1924, Frank and Josephine Duveneck, a wealthy Palo Alto couple, saw a valley they liked in Los Altos Hills. So they bought it. Then they built and ran what would become the oldest operating hostel in the country. They preserved the local watershed by buying up the hills around it.