Tune into Arts in the Valley on Sat., March 3, and Sunday, March 4, host Kim McMillon will interview journalist William Wong on Linsanity, MamaKoatl in celebration of International Women’s Month, and Staci Santa, and Joey Essig about the Merced Arts Council.
To listen to author William Wong, click onto the link:linsanity
Journalist William Wong has created a series of articles on sports figure Jeremy Lin, and stereotypes that are placed on races.
Check out his articles at: http://blog.sfgate.com/wwong/2012/02/25/linsanity-5-confirming-stereotypes
William Wong is an author, and oral historian who was born and grew up in Oakland, California’s Chinatown, the son of immigrants from China. His books include Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America and Images of America: Oakland’s Chinatown. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune, East Bay Express, East-West, Asian Week, Filipinas Magazine, and salon.com. He has also been a regional commentator for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and a political commentator on KQED-FM and KPFA-FM.
A Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in the 1960s, he has traveled widely. He enjoys walking, tai chi, qigong, yoga, cooking, watching sports, going to the movies, watching TV dramas and PBS news shows, and having stimulating conversations about politics, culture, sports, racial and ethnic identity, and history. His oral history project focuses on Oakland Chinatown elders
Click onto the link to listen to MamaKoatl:mama kwat-1
MamaKoatl is a San Francisco-based Poet, Songstress, Kurandera and ARTivist. Her song and poetry are invitations to healing our earth, to renewing our human spirit. Her debut album Border Crossing Diosa is a historical document of poetry, prayer and protest. Mamakoatl began singing and playing the guitar in high school in Mexico.
Click onto the link to listen to Staci Santa and Joey Essig:merced arts
Staci Santa, the Executive Director of the Merced Arts Council, and Joey Essig, the operations director for the Arts Center discuss the Council’s Casino Royale fundraiser, and their hunt for a new Executive Director.
Incorporated in 1978, the Merced County Arts Council serves to provide the synergy of education, place and voice to inspire and nurture the arts with particular emphasis towards ARTREE, an award winning artists in schools and communities program.
The Merced County Arts Council’s administration of the Multicultural Arts Center and community programs are funded in part by matched public monies, private corporation grants, local memberships and donations from businesses, individuals and service organizations.