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Award-winning Journalist, commentator, and humorist, Emil Guillermo gives his take on race, society, and politics from an Asian American perspective. A former NPR host, Emil's commentaries can be read at http://www.aaldef/org/blog
His work has appeared on radio, TV, and print nationwide.
His book "Amok:Essays from an Asian American perspective," won an American Book Award.
Twitter: @emilamok

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Award-winning Journalist, commentator, and humorist, Emil Guillermo gives his take on race, society, and politics from an Asian American perspective. A former NPR host, Emil's commentaries can be read at http://www.aaldef/org/blog
His work has appeared on radio, TV, and print nationwide.
His book "Amok:Essays from an Asian American perspective," won an American Book Award.
Twitter: @emilamok

    Little Manila Rising For All

    Little Manila Rising For All

    Dillon Delvo, executive director of Little Manila Rising, talks to Emil Guillermo about how the Stockton non-profit has expanded its mission to do more and to help more people in South Stockton. From preserving Filipino American history and historic buildings, the LMR's mission now includes public health initiatives and environmental efforts in community air monitoring. Beyond that, the non-profit has its eyes on owning and developing land and projects to benefit the broader South Stockton community. Delvo said Little Manila Rising just wants to do what other groups are doing around the state, go beyond marginalization to have a say in the future development of their community by accessing power and funds previously denied them.
    Listen to the Emil Amok's Takeout Live, M-F 2pm Pacific live, on Facebook/emilguillermo.media; Emil Guillermo YouTube channel; Twitter@emilamok; Recordings on www.amok.com
     
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    American Filipinos' Ongoing Trauma from the U.S. Colonization of the Philippines

    American Filipinos' Ongoing Trauma from the U.S. Colonization of the Philippines

    In California, 2022 brings new requirements for ethnic studies at the community college and high school levels. It could become a model for schools around the country. It's too late for one Oakland student who has since graduated and gone to Harvard. But even there, Eleanor V.Wikstrom has found learning about her Filipino history has not been easy. There are no Tagalog or Pilipino language classes taught there. And Filipino American history is an afterthought, despite the role the U.S. played in the colonization of the country. In her recent essay in the Harvard Crimson, Wikstrom wrote about the part Harvard played in the Philippines. She went deep into the stacks at the Pusey Library and uncovered some of the open secrets about how Harvard and American higher ed elites played a role in giving Filipinos not only English, but their own history in a textbook written from a white academic perspective.  Wikstrom's journey of discovery reminded me of my own experience 40 years ago as a young Filipino American at Harvard, trying to put together the history we were never meant to see.
    See more of my columns at www.aaldef.org/blog.
    See/hear Emil Amok's Takeout--The Livestream, M-F, 2p Pacfic on Facebook @emilguillermo.media; YouTube; Twitter @emilamok; and recorded on www.amok.com
    See Eleanor Wikstrom's article in the Harvard Crimson.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Environmental Justice Warrior: Little Manila Rising's Matt Holmes talks to Emil Guillermo

    Environmental Justice Warrior: Little Manila Rising's Matt Holmes talks to Emil Guillermo

    Note: See Index below for quick access
    Little Manila Rising, a community non-profit in Stockton, Calif., is taking an aggressive stand to protect its Filipino American community from environmental racism. Matt Holmes heads up the environmental effort and talks about a new project with UC Merced to make sure the air in Stockton and the valley is monitored. He also talks about the ways the pollution from the freeways and port is being mitigated. The situation is dire, Stockton has one of the worst air pollution profiles in the state, and not coincidentally, the worst asthma rates in California, as well. This is Part 4 of an ongoing look at how Little Manila Rising is evolving to serve its community and to not give up on Stockton.
    This is the podcast of Emil Amok's Takeout. See the Daily Livestream at 2p Pacific on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter@emilamok. See replays at www.amok.com
    INDEX
    0.58: Little Manila Rising intro
    3:30: Crosstown Freeway/Pollution
    4:23: Matt Holmes intro
    5:20: Interview begins (Starts with Dawn)
    6:38: First project NPS
    7:56: Launching historical park/Richmond
    9:12: Air quality work
    12:36: Hired by Little Manila Rising
    14:43: Environmental racism
    15:29: Environmental violence (Transportation planning)
    17:17: Public health outcomes
    18:00: Warehouse for the Bay Area/impact of trucks
    21:30: Racism and advocacy
    22:22: Projects
    24:32: Who is responsible?
    27:30: Bureaucratic Hurdles 
    29:00: Funding  from AG’s office to monitor air pollution
    29:32: Seachange in technology
    30:09: Regulatory Framework only  intervenes on permitting, not community harm.
    31:02: Update on community air monitors
    32:14: Pollution causes genetic damage
    32:43: Volkswagen Settlement
    34:25: Bringing science and medicine to the people with the people
    37:00: The tradition of air monitoring (50 km grids, historical data)
    37:44: The promise of community monitoring, granular actionable information
    39:00: Inland port burns the dirtiest fuel
    39:55: We know a lot when it benefits powerful people
    41:10: The Port is the most amenable actor to partnering to solve the problem
    42:13: CARB - California Air Resources Board
    43:18: Healthy communities are designed
    44:14: 85% of biomass being burned comes from Vineyards
    44:41: Drive for short term profits has led to global climate instability and hyper local public health outcomes
    45:27: Global climate instability is especially threatening to low income communities of color
    45:44: White environmentalist movement
    46:50: The importance of Dawn
    49:14: Architects of CA freeways(Environmental Racism)
    50:09: Problems of wealth and power
    51:49: Dawn program
    52:55: Sky Watch
    53:25: Transformative climate communities work, Urban greening
    56:18: The power of trees and nature based solutions
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    "Try Harder" director Debbie Lum talks to Emil Amok about the college admissions process at SF's Lowell High School

    "Try Harder" director Debbie Lum talks to Emil Amok about the college admissions process at SF's Lowell High School

    "Try Harder" director Debbie Lum talks to Emil Guillermo about Lowell High School and the college admissions process captured in the film's profile of five students of diverse backgrounds.
    What are AAPI going through to get to the elite colleges of their choice? And how are their parents dealing with it?
    Is it possible that the African American parent wins the "Tiger Mom" competition? 
    And what of the white student who knows he has no chance to compete?
    Everyone wants to go to an elite college but no one ever asks if it's a right fit. The kids grow up as the film progresses. When it's over, you'll want to know why some got in, and others didn't. 
    Emil, a Lowell alum, also compares his experiences with those of the students in the film.
    Find out where the film is showing at www.tryharderfilm.com

    Listen to Emil Amok's Takeout Live at 2pm Pacific on Facebook, Twitter @emilamok, and on YouTube.

    Copyright 2021-2

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Little Manila Rising Fights Covid with Good Information Door-to-Door

    Little Manila Rising Fights Covid with Good Information Door-to-Door

    Amy Portello Nelson talks with Emil Guillermo about Little Manila Rising's "Get Out the Vaccine" drive. Modeled after the "Get Out the Vote" idea, the program goes door to door to give people good information about the virus and vaccines. And it's working, vaccine rates went from the low 30 percent range to more than 50 percent in the zipcodes canvassed. Now the plan is to keep going through the end of November. But it's not easy. Some are hesitant, and one resident even pulled a gun. But it's important work that Little Manila Rising is committed to doing. It's part of the evolution of Little Manila Rising, going from an educational and cultural focus to environmental and social justice issues to public health. And sometimes being all of those things as the community's needs change.
    Contact Emil Guillermo Media, www.amok.com
    Copyright, Emil Guillermo

    • 59 min
    Little Manila Rising: Young Boomerangs Come Home to Stockton On a Mission

    Little Manila Rising: Young Boomerangs Come Home to Stockton On a Mission

    Little Manila Rising is an non-profit organization in Stockton, Calif. servicing primarily the South Stockton community. After a recent youth conference produced by Little Manila youth,  Emil Guillermo talked with Celine Lopez, a newly-minted Stanford graduate, who hopes to use her senior thesis in Urban Studies as a foundation for policy-making in her hometown. Celine talks about how she rediscovered her pride and self-worth as a Stocktonian at Stanford and how that fueled her desire to return to the Central Valley.
    She talks about how she wants to reverse the brain drain, and help restore the day when Stockton seemed to be the hub of life.
    LIsten to Emil Amok's Takeout--Live @2pPacific M-F on Facebook Watch and on FB@emilguillermo.media. 
    You can see recordings of the daily show on www.amok.com
    Listen to the longer podcasts interviews wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 35 min

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