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  • An ‘Edible History’ Of Immigrant Families

    June 8, 2010 | 11:35 am

    From NPR.com:

    On Manhattan’s Lower East Side, 97 Orchard Street is an old tenement building. It’s now a museum. But in its life as an apartment building, it housed thousands of working class immigrants, each one with a story to tell. Now, some of those stories are being told through an exploration of the food they ate. Guy Raz speaks with Jane Ziegelman, author of 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement.

    Listen and/or read the transcript of the full story here at NPR.com.

  • Activists Looking to Past for Inspiration

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When I arrived in Los Angeles, I was drawn to Boyle Heights, a Latino community that had once been the home of Los Angeles Jewish radical life.

    It wasn't that I was looking for Eastside, left-wing Jewish roots. I didn't have any. When my grandparents lived in Los Angeles before...