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PODCAST | Chinatown

In collaboration with Crosscurrents from KALW News, Mills College students in the Public Radio Reporting Program unearth the many facets of the Oakland community.

Situated between downtown and the wharf, Chinatown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Oakland. It has been a bustling hub of the city for over one hundred years. Today, it is a pedestrian-oriented multi-ethnic neighborhood – and some say the community represents a model of sustainable development.

But, the history of this place hasn’t been documented much – until now. The Chinatown-based Oakland Asian Cultural Center has started “The Oral History Project.”

The mission is to preserve the living history of Oakland’s Chinatown through dialogue and memories Priscilla Wilson has the story.