Kat Chow

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, listening and viewing

Friday, March 11, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: BTS, Sandra Oh and meditations on humor.


Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.


What The Ebbs And Flows Of The KKK Can Tell Us About White Supremacy Today

Saturday, December 08, 2018

With the spate of racist mass violence in recent years, it's helpful to consider past waves of white supremacist activity in the United States and what, exactly, caused those ebbs and flows.


Asian-American High School Seniors Closely Watching Harvard Affirmative Action Case

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American students in admissions has brought affirmative action — and its future — into the news.


If We Called Ourselves Yellow

Thursday, September 27, 2018

For more than a century it's been a racial slur. But there's also a movement to reclaim the term. So, what about Yellow?


A Summer Camp For Sikh Youth

Sunday, August 19, 2018

For two decades, Sikh children from all around the country have gathered in Rockville, Md., for an overnight summer camp. They learn about the history of their religion, and how to deal with bullying.


Opinion: Don't Sweat The #Repsweats And Let 'Crazy Rich Asians' Be What It Is

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NPR Code Switch reporter Kat Chow writes about the burdens imposed on representations of Asians and Asian-Americans in pop culture — even in a fun, frothy rom-com.


How Video Games Can Help Us Explore Ideas About Race

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gaming conventions generate hype for one of the biggest media industries in the world. One convention in New York targets people of color with a theme of how they can create games that incorporate — and teach others — ideas of politics and race.


Jahi McMath, Teen At Center Of Medical And Religious Debate On Brain Death, Has Died

Friday, June 29, 2018

McMath was put on life support in 2013 after a tonsillectomy. Doctors said she had irreversible brain damage, and a coroner issued a death certificate. Her mother never agreed with that assessment.


Israel Court Convicts Man For String Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The man, who is Jewish and holds both U.S. and Israeli citizenship, reportedly made about 2,000 hoax bomb threats.


Georgia Man Convicted Of Slaying Black Man In Decades-Old Cold Case

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Franklin Gebhardt was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 20 years for brutally murdering Timothy Coggins. Prosecutors said Gebhardt killed Coggins for socializing with a white woman.


Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The leader of the nudist movement died of prostate cancer Saturday in Nanjemoy, Md. His colleagues describe him as an affable man dedicated to educating others about nudism at every opportunity.


Smithsonian Reveals Winning Design For New Native American Veterans Memorial

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Harvey Pratt's Warriors' Circle of Honor will incorporate a large, upright stainless steel circle above a stone drum and a walkway with intricate carvings of the five military seals.


Walgreens Pharmacist Refuses To Provide Drug For Ariz. Woman With Unviable Pregnancy

Monday, June 25, 2018

The company released a statement defending its pharmacist's right to decline to fill a prescription on ethical grounds. The state pharmacy board plans to investigate whether Arizona law was followed.


Little House On The Controversy: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Name Removed From Book Award

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Association for Library Service to Children voted unanimously to strike Wilder's name from a major children's lit award over concerns about how the author referred to Native Americans and blacks.


Remembering Rev. Ralph David Abernathy 50 Years After Resurrection City Came Down

Friday, June 22, 2018

Fifty years ago this month authorities took down a tent city on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that was part of a protest against poverty. One of the key organizers was the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, a leader of the civil rights movement.


Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs

Friday, June 08, 2018

A new report says that one reason has to do with white people's perceptions that they're losing financial dominance as people of color are making gains.


In A Border Region Where Immigrants Are Wary, A Health Center Travels To Its Patients

Friday, April 06, 2018

The staff of a health center in New York State noticed that farm workers were struggling to get to clinics. So the staff decided to bring check-ups to them — through video.


Ask Code Switch: Who Can Call Themselves 'Brown'?

Monday, December 11, 2017

"Brown" is a word that's sometimes used to describe people who aren't white, including some people who also identify as Asian-American. NPR's Code Switch team recently got a question from a listener: Should light-skinned Asian-Americans — like some East Asians — be able to call themselves "brown"? The answer is complicated, and has to do with how diverse "Asian-Americans" are.


For Floridians With Family In Cuba, Recovery From Irma Is Twice As Taxing

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Before Hurricane Irma hit the U.S., it devastated parts of Cuba. In extended families, Cuban-Americans are trying to put their lives back together and help their relatives in Cuba.