State of the Re:Union

Saying goodbye to State of the Re:union

Jun 15, 2015
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This week on Public Radio Presents, we say goodbye to State of the Re:Union, a program you've likely heard intermittently on WRVO for years now. Host Al Letson is moving on and focusing on the new public radio show Reveal, and other projects.

In the last episode of State of the Re:Union, the team brings you a collection of our favorite stories from the road. Letson reflects on six years of SOTRU and says goodbye to the show.

Join us this Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

The San Gabriel Valley: Small Town, Global City

Jun 11, 2015
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Coming up this Sunday at 7 p.m. on Public Radio Presents, another State of the Re:Union special.

The San Gabriel Valley is just like any other suburb in America. Life revolves around family and school; the social fabric is woven over cheap eats at the mall. But unlike most suburbs in America, the San Gabriel Valley is home to the largest Chinese diaspora in the country. In fact, eight of the region’s cities are majority Asian. That makes the “SGV” one of the few places where being Asian American is the norm -- but where there is no normal version of being Asian American.

State of the Re:Union returns in August

Jul 31, 2014

This August, Public Radio Presents brings you the spring series of State of the Re:Union with host Al Letson. Every episode is like a love letter to the country -- telling the story of America, one community at a time.

Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m. -- Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar

State of the Re:Union

Mar 21, 2014
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State of the Re:Union is hosted by Public Radio Talent Quest Winner and performance artist Al Letson. With a journalistic, documentary-style approach, each hour-long program focuses exclusively on one city, region, or other community and features interviews, commentary, recordings, listener-generated letters, and music. Join WRVO over the next several weeks as we bring you episodes from all over the country. Here's a look at our upcoming shows:

The Southwestern Range: Sunday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.

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During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. This week, State of the Re:Union zeroes in some of those alternate narratives, ones edited out of the mainstream imagining of Black History, deconstructing the popular perception of certain celebrated moments.