upper waypoint

California Apologizes But Scars Remain

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

A photo of Shirley Ann Higuchi's parents at Heart Mountain where they met. Setsuko, her mother, is fourth from the right on the front row, and Bill, her father, is sitting to her left. (Courtesty of Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation)

The US Imprisoned California Kids in World War II. Heart Mountain Bears the Scars

This week marks the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. The presidential order led to the forced evacuation and incarceration of more 120,000 people of Japanese descent on the West Coast during WWII. Japanese Americans were forced into ten different camps, from California to Arkansas. Many people from LA, Santa Clara, and San Francisco were sent to Heart Mountain in Wyoming. We speak with Anna Sale, who recently traveled to Heart Mountain to talk with former incarcerees and their family members, for an episode of her podcast Death, Sex & Money.

‘Swingposium’ Celebrates Music in Japanese American Incarceration Camps...With Taiko

We talk to Franco Imperial, Artistic Director of San Jose Taiko, which has a unique touring show that tells the hidden history of one way Japanese Americans maintained morale in the camps: through swing dancing. “Swingposium” is an interactive performance that merges live big band swing music with taiko drumming.

DACA Mom’s Uncertain Future

Guadalupe Garcia is a teenager who’s waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to decide her mother’s future – and her own. Guadalupe’s mom has DACA. The program offers temporary protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the U.S. as kids. Many DACA recipients, like Guadalupe’s mom Gabriela, have been here for so long that now they have their own children – more than 70,000 in California. Some time between now and June, the Supreme Court will rule on whether the Trump administration can end DACA. Reporter Zaidee Stavely met up with Guadalupe and Gabriela in the Central Valley, and brings us their story.


lower waypoint
next waypoint
Tahoe Storm Forecast: Why Sierra Driving Will Be 'Extremely Difficult to Impossible' This WeekendHidden in the Oakland Hills Is An Outdoor Gallery of MuralsNewsom Vows to Take Latest Recall Effort 'Very, Very Seriously'Political and Legal Fallout Continues After Alabama IVF RulingMacy's to Close Flagship San Francisco Union Square StoreElection 2024: SF’s Prop F Would Cut Cash Aid for People Who Use Drugs and Refuse TreatmentUC Berkeley Officials Denounce Protest That Forced Police to Evacuate Students at Jewish Event on CampusSeeing Nicki Minaj at Oakland Arena? Everything to Know, From Parking to Bag PoliciesDespite Decades of Warnings, People Are Still Dying After Police Hold Them Face DownThese Are the 4 Oakland Police Chief Candidates Mayor Sheng Thao Will Consider for the Job