Keeping safe from fires on the Fourth of July, SoCal brewers are now adding THC to their beer, Comedian Jimmy O. Yang explains "How to American."
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00:00:00From the moon broadcast center this is take two i'm leo durant in forty martinez a firefighter's shares how to stay safe this holiday also coming soon to cook out beer without alcohol but with tc and what it means to become an american citizen I looked through my papers
00:00:18every year and find about certificate of naturalizations with the united states feel this and much more coming up on take two kpcc podcasts are supported by socal gas offering rebates for solar water heating it works with a customer's existing natural gas water heater to offer reliable and efficient
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00:00:57have some music ideas to consider while celebrating the fourth plus we'll hear from comedian jimmy o yang of silicon valley fame about what it was like for him when he first came to l a from hong kong as a teenager One of the things that really spoke to
00:01:09me was hip hop and rap music videos on b e t that seem like so much of a world and its own And it was so exciting to me there's black people white people latino people even a couple of asian rappers Each music video seemed to me like
00:01:23a slice of american dream But first it's going to get pretty hot later this week triple digit temperatures will hit the inland areas of southern california and the coast will be pretty toasty to couple that with some winds and we have an unfortunate recipe for fire Lucas spelman
00:01:38is our area's battalion chief for cal fire Good morning And you're joining us from long beach Chief we understand you're attending the funeral services for your colleague captain david rosa's So appreciate you taking the time Thank you leo Yeah we're here on a somber day Ah but we
00:01:54just want his family to know that all firefighters throughout california and probably even further away from that that we are a supporting him even though it's ah hamburg a full thank you again as we mentioned it's going to get pretty howto hot out there What areas geographically are
00:02:11you most concerned about when it comes to fire risk this week Well unfortunately the whole state of california is in a state where the fire's could start at any point we've been very fortunate the last week that we've been able to put all the fires out here within
00:02:28the southern area but as we see the pawnee fire in the county fire has been burning up north pretty much out of control for the last week or two and when it comes to southern california are there specific areas like residential areas or more force in areas that
00:02:43are special concern Well we're very much worried about all of the grass and oak areas those air all the big problem areas but as you can see over the last few years that even communities have been struck by these wildfires so we're very high alert at this point
00:03:01we want to make sure that everybody is prepared for the weekend coming up What about the areas that have been affected by wildfires in the past year in southern california Ah i just two months ago was up in ventura where the thomas fire had come through and at
00:03:16that point there was already a foot to about three feet of grass growing up in the areas that it burned so again those areas they're ready to burn again wow already working starting in the start of the summer we'll given how bad this past year has been for
00:03:32wildfires and is he mentioned northern california is currently battling major blazes and viola and napa counties how prepared are your teams for this new fire season Well as an example were up over three hundred fires for this time and up until the county fire which today is at
00:03:49seventy thousand acres we were able to keep all those fires even below the average uh for last year at the same time of acreage But now that we have this fire well above what we were last year so three hundred fires more and we're about eighty five thousand
00:04:08acres more than we were the same time last year Three hundred fires more wow dude do you feel like you have The resource is we absolutely have and i think that's Why up until about two weeks ago we were only two hundred fire's above last year but we
00:04:24kept him really small so i think that they continue to fight this Obviously you can always have more firefighters I don't think that's ever going to be a thing that we couldn't use more of but we brought on more firefighters earlier and we've been able to combat with
00:04:41those firefighters for fires and keep them at smaller acreage Now the fourth of july is tomorrow that means fireworks people will probably be outside cooking s'mores and camping this week What should we all be extra cautious about as we try to enjoy the holiday Well open flame is
00:04:58always a problem so you want to make sure that uh wherever you're camping or even in your yard that the local law that is going on all the way from the forest to the state areas make sure that what you were using its correct in some areas there's
00:05:13no burning of opened fire it would have to be like a propane camps so things of that nature so just make sure that you're aware of that and if you're in your own yard make sure that everything is screened off that has a state fire marshal approval of
00:05:28uh fireplaces and things that that that that suppressed the embers coming out because you can imagine just one spark can't start a fire right Lucas spelman is the battalion chief information officer from cal fire thank you so much thank you San fernando valley is getting a new light
00:06:07rail line despite having a population of almost two million people the valley has been home to just two train stops but l a metro has green lit this new route which is projected to open in twenty twenty seven this new line would at fourteen new stops many of
00:06:21them along van nuys boulevard to connect metro's orange line buses with metrolink commuter trains Stuart waldman is president of the valley industry and commerce association and he joined us earlier to provide a a few more details about the approved rail line and what it may mean for residents
00:06:37of the san fernando valley it is in the pretty much dead center of the valley van nuys boulevard thes air areas that had a lot of people living and working them when we have the gm plant And when the gm plant left a lot of businesses moved out
00:06:54as well There's a lot of buildings have not been rebuilt since he earthquake It is not his thriving in vibrant as it was many years ago And you said some buildings haven't rebuilt since the earthquake That's the nineteen ninety for northridge earthquake that's correct yeah Wow So for
00:07:12this area and for this line what are the transit options there now for residents So there is a bus that rides long fantasized boulevard It takes a considerable amount of time to get from one end to the other And metro actually did a study that found that the
00:07:32majority of the people who were taking the bus on van nuys boulevard were minority transit dependent residents who were mostly using it too run errands So having a train and what the train brings with it we'll make their lives a lot better What else do you see as
00:07:53the potential impact for the people who live around here Well there's going to be more jobs aside from new businesses there's going to be mixed use will be more affordable housing we have an area in the san fernando valley called noho where it is one of the two
00:08:10stops on the metro red line and it is also the end of the orange line system and that is an area that has just blossomed it has become a walkable community i think that we're going to have a lot of that on vanna so how do you envision
00:08:26light rail could benefit the local economy by becoming that next noho arts district First of all we're looking at a one point three billion dollar investment in the area that is a lot of jobs There are a lot of requirements for local hires so a lot of people
00:08:42who live in that area will benefit from the construction You are also going to see a lot of development with affordable housing with market rate housing with mixed use projects it will flourish and with that comes the benefit of a better economic situation in the area Do you
00:09:03think people who already commute to work in the area will leave their cars behind and take the train instead because in some cases metro's ridership has been declining I think it incentivizes people i think it gives people the opportunity to get out of their cars one of the
00:09:21things that has just constantly been said is that suits don't ride buses people who work in offices do not get on the bus they usually we'll take a train so you're going to see people who are going to get out of the cars because this long line will
00:09:40connect to the orange line it'll connect to metrolink no one's getting rid of the car that's just ridiculous but people will stop driving their cars as much stewart your association supported this light rail plan but part of the story is that some small businesses say they could be
00:09:57displaced what what's that story the story is you can't stop progress and progress sometimes disrupts and in this situation there's a potential that forty one businesses in the san fernando valley that has over one hundred thousand businesses might need to be moved and these air businesses that have
00:10:19to move because metro might take it over as part of their rail yard or place where trains could be stored correct yes i mean what are some of those business is saying because to them that might be tough to hear that you have to get out because this
00:10:32thing is coming along some of the businesses have reached out to metro to discuss the relocation options when government take someone's property or land they helped them move somewhere else so i think in some cases some businesses that will end up being better off is that fair because
00:10:52no one can promise that they'll be in a better place maybe they might end up in a worse place because of this would it be fair teo stop a project that khun benefit two million people because of forty one businesses Well are you saying that you have to
00:11:08break a few eggs to make an omelet in this case You know as i said before you can't stop progress and unfortunately there will be disruptions on dh Having a few businesses have to move is one of those unfortunate impacts that will benefit the greater good Another part
00:11:26of this is that housing prices tend to increase around rail lines It's something when we saw when the metro's expo light opened up should residents along van nuys boulevard expects something similar When you drive around the valley you will see that there's a considerable amount of housing that
00:11:44is rank control The city of allah gives a benefit as well as the state of california for building transit oriented communities which would be buildings within a half mile of the rail route And i think there are a lot of people who want to live along rail route
00:12:04as well That's stuart waldman he's president of the valley industry and commerce association talking about the metro light rail line approved for the east san fernando valley Thanks for being with us stuart thank you so much for having me okay This fourth of july let's turn to an
00:12:23unofficial guide of how to american jimmy o yang plays the character jin yang on the hbo show silicon valley he's a chinese immigrant china to make it in this start up world mr jin Mr yang is a mr jim mr jin yang you just sold your company seafood
00:12:40can you confirm i am a very rich jimmy o yang The real life actor moved from hong kong to l a when he was thirteen and he based the silicon valley character on his younger self His recent book is how to american an immigrant's guide to disappointing your
00:12:54parents It documents how the city of l a inspired him to pursue a career in entertainment and offers a glimpse into his own version of the american dream When i came to l a the first day my grandpa took us to his favor restaurant and we walk forty
00:13:10five minutes and we ended up at an lp oi loco So i hope boy local was literally my first american meal and there just so much nuances into this joint that's so american about it right And you go overto like it's soda fountain my grandfather's like do not
00:13:27buy a soda just get a water cup and go get the soda i was not used to that kind of freedom in america because in hong kong the soda fountain was behind a register here you could literally get a water cup and turn it into dr pepper is
00:13:42pretty amazing i think Coming here in american immigrant you always feel like an outsider to some degree i still do right Especially when i first came here it's just oh my god i'm tryingto fit into this alien world But then one of the things that really spoke to
00:14:00me was hip hop and rap music videos on b e t that seem like so much of a world and its own and it was so exciting to me there's black people white people latino people even a couple of asian rappers like emc gin on beatty rap city
00:14:16each music video seemed to me like a slice of american dream like p i m p with snoop and fifty cent I didn't know what a p i m p was i'm learning all these slings and that's what i call onto so instead of being i like the
00:14:32way of foreign immigrant kids i try to be like the weird hip hop kid so i started as a stand up comedian when i grew up in hong kong there weren't a lot of stand up if any their sketch shows their comedy tv shows but stand up is
00:14:48a very american art form and when i came here want to first stand up comedy things i saw was bt comic view i wasn't only learning about the language in the slaying i was learning about the culture the stereotypes what americans thought of each other why people do
00:15:03this black people do that and later on of course it was pel show uh that depends doctor would you define is drugs medication no e remember like in high school if you didn't watch this compulsion on a wednesday you show up to school on a thursday you got
00:15:22nothing to talk about so that was like mandatory then i found stand up it was one of those things i just tried to try to figure out my life out and i happen to be pretty good at it Like i wasn't funny at first but i didn't have
00:15:34stage fear and one of the main thing was that when i got off stage all the other open my comics like they all seem like people from different walk of life and i really felt like i found like a community of misfits You know some people want a
00:15:48theater school in juilliard i did open mikes that was like my comedy school at the end of day these are not just asian stories the's a universal stories that everybody can relate to and it humanizes immigrants and it humanizes different people that you see in the walk of
00:16:07life I never put any political messages or i never preach but i just wanted people to read the story a funny story but also a meaningful story so people can not just look at immigration as a partisan subject where four talking heads on cnn are arguing But look
00:16:26at it as a human issue off what it's like what it's really like to be an immigrant and then come out with your own opinion Amore educated and mohr honest opinion off how you feel about immigrants boom on that very poignant note i hope to get a free
00:16:44mug of course he's referring to one of our kpcc pledge a guest that's jimmy o yang talking about his recent book how to american on immigrant's guide to disappointing your parents Coming up we hear the stories of american citizens who had toe earn their citizenship that's all our
00:17:14plus what can l a u s deed do to address segregation in our public schools We'll find out in just one minute went take two returns Kpcc supporters include center theatre group presenting the humans stephen caroms twenty sixteen tony award winner for best play charles mcnulty of the
00:17:54los angeles times said the humans has come to l a at full strength if there's a better ensemble working in america right now than the extraordinary cast of the humans at the ahmanson theatre i'm unaware of its existence the humans featuring the original broadway company only at the
00:18:09ahmanson now through july twenty ninth More information at ahmanson theatre dot or ge you're back with take two on eighty nine point three kpcc i'm leo durant infor a martinez the research is clear children of all races can learn better in integrated schools yet and more than half
00:18:26of the public schools in l a the student body is at least ninety percent black or latino segregation is a problem that awesome buechner inherits as a new superintendent of l a unified but is there anything he can do to solve it or at least mitigated Kpc sees
00:18:40education reporter kyle stokes has been thinking about this and first explore the question with l us dee's new leader himself in the entire history that we've been tracking the achievement gap particularly between white kids and less privileged kids of color In the decades we've been tracking this gap
00:18:57the on ly time that it is narrowed in a significant way was during the period when we saw the most widespread and deliberate efforts to integrate our schools the level of segregation in our school's really matters and yet we have so much evidence to show us that our
00:19:13cities are becoming much more segregated segregation exists in our community there's some things on the margin schools khun do but that's a community issue that's austin beutner the new superintendent of ella usd and i asked him recently is there anything that l a u s deacon do to
00:19:30mitigate segregation in its schools especially in a segregated city And boehner said well there's some things at the district is already doing you know i think there are magnets there opportunities within the the magnet program actually came into being in the late nineteen seventies as l a usda
00:19:47is court ordered integration program but a beauty doesn't stop there He also says the district can increase school choice give parents more access to programs like dual language For instance dual language immersion which he sees is a way of leveling the playing field suggesting that a student who
00:20:02comes with proficiency and in a different language spanish armenian other language let's take that as a gift But at the end of the debut nurse says there's really only so much that l a u s d on its own khun du butor says why don't officials focus on
00:20:18the things that they can do something about let's not separate those from the hard work of making sure that each student studying math today in l a unified has a great math teacher the teacher has the tools and resources they need that school that teachers part of as
00:20:33a great school leader that's where progress is going to happen this policy conversation about how do we address inequities in society how do we make sure that choice is truly choice if that's part of the solution set to be continued so this is beauty's idea here let's focus
00:20:48on improving teaching and learning as our primary equity goal and if you ask desegregation experts okay is he on to something here Is he missing something really big What these experts will tell you is that it all kind of depends on what he means by improving teaching and
00:21:06learning if we just want to do teaching and learning that's very colorblind right But if you do teaching and learning that better fits your student population then you might be getting somewhere everyone meet shanika williams of the university of georgia she studies school segregation and she says there
00:21:25are some improvements that schools can make on the teaching and learning front that can also yield some gains on the integration front things like our students of color getting equitable access to honors courses advanced courses are students of color seeing their own history and culture reflected in their
00:21:43textbooks and integrated curriculum of sorts and those air meaningful changes but they also really only yield small winds on the integration front and if you want to make big gains you want big wins you've got to make big system wide changes you've gotto take kids out of their
00:22:01residential e segregated neighborhoods and put them on buses and sent him across town or maybe even across school district lines in order to achieve amore even racial balance the thing is is that that is incredibly politically controversial it's difficult to pull off i think the superintendent knows that
00:22:19it's a problem but i think he might think that if he hits my it down in trying to fix that then he might not ever get to any other of his goals So is that a political calculation or is that just reality I mean i was talking with
00:22:37alberto rihanna of the community coalition of south los angeles and he has this fear that a focus on lee on integration comes with a kind of trade off my worry when we talk about racial isolation is that we didn't focus on how to integrate describe but we never
00:22:53really did it with the patty and instruction the quality of the curriculum So for now retton a is focused on the resource is question and in fact a lot of activist groups in los angeles have taken this tack but the thing is rita says the district still has
00:23:08to do both it can't on ly focus on resource is it has to also eventually make gains the integration front but butor says segregation is just one of those really intractable issues and at a certain point it isn't the district's alone to solve that's kpcc education reporter kyle
00:23:28stokes here take too we want to help you get the most out of your time outdoors this summer and because the fourth of july is just hours away literally hours were today kicking off a new siri's called so cal summer hacks it's going to help you avoid some
00:23:58of the common pitfalls that can throw a wrench in your plans and our first pro tip comes from take two's austin cross summertime khun b a magical time of year in so cal because let's face it when you think fun in the sun what's the first place that
00:24:12comes to mind theo rest my case but some of our favorite summer activities can also be a bit dangerous even deadly so to help you stay safe this summer i asked captain eric scott with the los angeles fire department to give a little refresher hi captain scott how
00:24:31are you every year about this time captain scott and his fellow elah of gears seem to get a lot of calls centered around three types of emergencies grilling from those backyard barbecues fireworks when celebrating the birth of our nation and of course pool related incidents like drowning captain
00:24:48scott let's go through the list what's the most common grilling related emergency you respond to well you know we do see a lot of outdoor grilling issues around this time of year in july when nobody really wants to be inside the kitchen they'd rather barbecue outside so certainly
00:25:02you have two things to think about a fire hazard in a berninger so some basic safety tips would be good barbecue grills first off on ly need to be used outdoor and keep them away from anything that burns whether it's a deck railing or overhanging branches and don't
00:25:17forget the children and pets and also don't forget about all that grease and fat that builds up on the bottom of those trays You want to keep it clean because those will catch fire And of course the most popular is do not leave your grill unattended and propane
00:25:31could be a pretty big concern to write Absolutely the unique thing with that is if there's a leak So there's a simple way to check for a leak and really you should do this at the beginning of each summer when you're about to start to use your grill
00:25:43But you could put a light soapy and water solution on the gas tank hose so if you have a propane leak then it's going to cause these little bubbles to come up and if you do notice that either from the soapy bubble test that you have a leak
00:25:56or by smell and there's no flame turn the gas off and get it serviced by a professional before you use it Great moving on to fireworks it turns out that sparklers can actually be pretty dangerous you know they certainly can being particularly because they're handed to children and
00:26:11they burn a twelve hundred degrees Now to put that into perspective if you think water will boil at two hundred twelve degrees you're going to bake a cake at three fifty If you put wood in your fireplace that'll burn a five hundred seventy five degrees in at nine
00:26:26hundred degrees that'll actually melt glass Now you have a sparkler that burns around twelve hundred degrees and you're handing it to children so you have potential for eye injury close to catch fire and things like that We have on average two hundred and eighty people They go to
00:26:41the emergency room every day with fire work related injuries around the month of july fourth e across our nation so we want to leave fireworks to the professionals last and certainly not least pool safety Everybody knows that kids need to be watched around the pool A gate can
00:26:58help but there's something everyone can do to help make those around them just a little bit safer Absolutely You know we see a lot of backyard barbecues and pools parties right now on a swimming pools really can be as much fun as it could be dangerous and the
00:27:13simple number one safety tip is never leave children unattended in the water of the pool area That means don't be distracted by a doorbell Ah phone call or conversations The big thing is if anybody is watching children around the pool they should know cpr You know you want
00:27:32to push hard and fast in the center of the chest to make it simple but what you're doing is you are really compressing the heart between the chest bone in the spine and it's going to profuse blood and oxygen to your vital organs like your brain Los angeles
00:27:45fire department captain eric scott helping us hack So cal summers thank you for all that you do Our pleasure We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday that's take two's awesome cross there and hey if you're looking for a pro firework show tomorrow we've got a list courtesy
00:28:00of the lefty just head on over to take two dot or ge All right the fourth of july isn't just about backyard barbecues of course considering it is a day to celebrate the birth of the united states We thought we'd take a few minutes throughout the show today
00:28:25to hear from those who are naturalized citizens so we reached out to kpcc listeners to get their stories My name is leslie a coca i am from panama and i live in los angeles and san francisco my parents and i arrived on a boat to new york city
00:28:52when i was just six years old and i was taken straight to immigration court and i put my little hand on my heart on pledged allegiance and it seemed momentous to me because the courtroom was huge and it was hot and there were lots of people and you
00:29:16could feel the weight and hugeness of united states e had by virtue of citizenship opportunities to go to great schools and to speak out to make money and even to do all those things an independent woman e i go and look through my papers every year and find
00:29:49about certificate of naturalization with the united states steel in boss i don't want to lose it it makes me nervous in this climate that i might be vulnerable i also feel a little guilty because i can look around the world at families who would give their lives to
00:30:12have their children have the opportunities that i've had wait have more stories like that all our that would give me a lot of fields there My parents are immigrants themselves and i should get their own story to coming up You've got some beer but you take out the
00:30:40alcohol and you add in some th c what do you got A new brew that might be hitting silk How pint glasses soon courtesy of cannabis companies trying to find the next big thing in marijuana will tell you about how it works and whose brewing it take two
00:30:53returns you're back with take two on eighty nine point three kpcc i'm leo durant in for a martinez it's hard to go too far in southern california these days without catching a whiff of marijuana Now that recreational pot pot is legal in the state cannabis companies are creating
00:31:29new ways for customers to enjoy it One of the newest trends is t h c beer that's tetra hydro cannabinoid all the chemical in marijuana that gives it a unique buzz that's not to be confused by the way with cbd the part that said to have medical benefits
00:31:43like relax ation but isn't supposed to intoxicate you At least two companies in california are on the leading edge of crafting this special beers like cattle been ears which is based in san diego jen skerritt covers agriculture for bloomberg and she joined us from winnipeg canada to explain
00:31:58this budding trend get it of pouring pot into a point i think the thinking is for a lot of beverage companies or people that are looking at the space thinks that not everyone is gonna want to smoke marijuana it's something you know that's kind of an acquired saying
00:32:16that not everyone would wantto expose themselves to smoke or or smoke the product but you know people are a lot more usedto having a beer socially and if there's a way to incorporate cannabis that way it's a little bit more socially acceptable he will and our their consumers
00:32:32who say they would be interested in trying t h c beer as opposed to using marijuana the traditional way well it's interesting there was a report that came out here in in canada this meant that kind of looked at what the market areas there potentially going to be
00:32:48when marijuana's federally illegal here later this year and one of the interesting point that came out of that is just the popularity of edibles that they're seeing an explosion of interest in things that you consume as opposed to smoke so that would include beverages and the projections are
00:33:04that you six out of ten consumers when they're looking at the legal market might choose to consume that way so how do you make th see beer I mentioned that san diego company canna been ears earlier and they're creating this line called two routes so what will they
00:33:19do to create it Well what they're doing is actually brewing a craft beer and they've got several different types like an i p a a logger style beer and then they take the alcohol out of it because you're not supposed to mix alcohol and th sea so they
00:33:33take out the booze and then they infuse the t h c in there and they're saying that their dosage level is about two point five milligrams of t h c so just enough that you get a little bit of a buzz within five to seven minutes of consuming
00:33:47your beer and it's not enough that it can you know nacchio you can have a couple beers with friends and what's the best way to compare it is it like drinking a beer or is it more like ingesting pot the old fashioned way Well the way that they
00:34:04describe it is that it's a lot more like drinking a beer I guess some of the old ideas about ingesting pot is that there's a leg time from when you actually feel the effects that sometimes people don't know how much they're taking it's tricky to dose so with
00:34:20this product with the two routes the company is saying they've got like two point five milligrams even if people aren't used to cannabis it's it's enough that they can feel a little bit of a buzz there's thing is kind of ah a better way to dose inedible so
00:34:34it sounds like they're designing it for people who want to sit down and have a couple of these teach see beers and still be functional now currently to root isn't on the market just yet but when it does when and where can people get it this meant they're
00:34:47launching in nevada in july so there distributing through existing marijuana dispensaries there for california they're saying it will be shortly after so there's kind of no firm timeline on when you guys might be ableto purchase that and so far there haven't been any details as teo you know
00:35:05where they're going to distribute the product but they have the manufacturing facility there and they're hoping replicate what they're doing in nevada in july okay so jen it probably isn't surprising that a smaller company like canada nears would make a t h c beer but large breweries there
00:35:21also getting in on this like who last year we saw constellation brands which most people probably recognize their the maker of corona beer they bought a minority stake in canada's largest marijuana producer analysts are expecting another alcohol company this year will kind of make a similar investment so
00:35:39what we're seeing is like these big brewers are turning an eye to the marijuana market i think they're conscious that they're aware that this could impact alcohol sales yeah how so Because they're already selling a lot of alcohol what's in it for them If they get into this
00:35:53market too there's some concern that they'll actually see a drop in sales in markets where marijuana is legal recreational e so obviously looking at this is potential you know hedge their bets a little bit and also that it could be a potential area of growth So you mentioned
00:36:10constellation which produces corona who are some of the other companies that are thinking about getting into this market Well we recently heard announcement about leg anita's which is owned by heineken just the other week molson coors there was a story about them kind of possibly looking at expanding
00:36:27in this area as well So really what we're seeing is beermakers looking ahead and seeing that this could impact their existing failed and trying to maybe get a little toehold in the cannabis space so they're able tto to provide another option for consumers that are are looking for
00:36:43maybe th sea as opposed to just a nalc aholic beer that's jen skerritt she's a reporter who covers agriculture for bloomberg telling us about the newest trend from the cannabis industry Th see beer jen thanks a lot for being with us thanks for having me wait wait today
00:37:21is july thirds Of course our country's birthday is just around the corner so we want to take a few minutes throughout the show today to hear from those who are naturalized citizens We reached out to kpcc kpcc listeners to get their stories Hi my name is tree on
00:37:36what it i was born in mexico in topeka on dh i am currently living in silver lee getting my citizenship it was definitely somewhat politically motivated I wanted to be able to vote in the next election or sure on and i also just wanted to have some protection
00:38:03You know i had started being ripped parts that even people who are resident alien which i have become a resident daily and at the age of twelve we're being a raft at the border on when family theo process of getting citizenship for me luckily enough was pretty straightforward
00:38:25I was a little bit afraid that as a trans woman you know i would have the mission with that but i had previously gone through the process of changing my name and gender so all of my documents were in alignment the first citizenship so it was really exciting
00:38:49There were probably about three to four hundred people there is wow they had a local judge sort of leave the process and they had a video with barack obama talking about you know the importance of becoming a citizen and you know once you do you're swearing in they
00:39:07gave you your artistic cats and is that so you know once i got that certificate and felt like a fun was taken off my shoulders that they felt like now i have a little bit more security siocon memories and then you'll see that's kpcc listener drian juarez talking
00:39:30about becoming a u s citizen coming up it's tuesday there's new music to review so it's tuesday refused eh get ready to jam in one minute when take two continues wait no come from this way back with more take two on eighty nine point three kpcc i'm leo
00:39:55durant infor a martinez it's tuesday so you know what that means wait so much struggle in the home of the brave and the land of the free that's right it's tuesday we refused a billboard writer who's you know arugula joins us this week agostino hey how you doing
00:40:22Okay new music who is this okay so this song is called the immigrant and it is by gabby moreno and van dyke parks and the thing is about this song is a cover song by david rudder i think in the late seventies and it's interesting that's a song
00:40:38from back in the day is still very relevant very touches on obviously political lines you know a divided country and i think this collaboration is powerful beautiful and appointment this's an interesting collaboration because van dyke parks he is in his mid seventies he's a noted musician cappie marino
00:41:06she's younger How did they get together within the last ten years I believe they were connecting They were connecting for music and they connected musically And i think a lot of the music that they really touch upon has very socially conscious I think with van dyke parks he's
00:41:21said before you know he doesn't have the answers but through music he likes to basically be disruptive and make people think and make people move and make people react And i think gabby is the same kind of soul and so they collaborated on this song interesting What else
00:41:35you got for us today The next track i have is basam mucho aversion by david garza and polina reza This no teo thiss song is also tied to immigration house Oh right well decima mutua is just one of the great classics right by song mexican songwriter consuelo velasquez
00:42:11The song was written in nineteen forty one and for so many artists have had made the song and of course this being tied to immigration and the videos that must watch because it's really about being separated from family and so when originally we think of the song romantically
00:42:26and the context of best i'm a mutual because i may not see you again it brings it to a whole other level in here david garza and probably never as i'll give a really compelling performance here musically the song is a classic and i'm going to kind of
00:42:41give me a bit of chills to think of it in a different context thiss may bassem a movie oh halmosi no that's interesting also you have these two artists you have these two songs in which they're harking back to old music right and reviving this theme about immigration
00:43:12that right coming up again and i think it's a little bit of that history repeat itself right and so these songs our classics and again there being re imagined for the current times okay this next song is a love song let's hear a little bit of that so
00:43:43this song is thank ou know uco ni have any illusion and it is by bandel ricardo and this band has been around for eighty years in fact their eightieth anniversary this year and so they just in may they released an album the eightieth anniversary album is called entered
00:44:00amigos are between friends it's a beautiful collection of songs this song in particular was written by the founder the late founder intuitively saga and he wrote it for his wife and he died before he actually recorded alone you it's a love song performed by yoo ji hoo is
00:44:29one of mexico's most celebrated singers and she gives it a special touch and anyway think this anniversary album is really cool it was by the way released briefly and then taken off the market as they work things out we're going to work on some cold deluxe edition or
00:44:44something but before the end of the year it hopefully will be available and you have one last song for us tell us about who this is the last time i have for you is jackie loretta and her song is gonna send over it didn't come off no way
00:44:59no way cora is coppola for ueno comes way take a list going home way how this is also very beautiful and it's also a love song it's a love song i guess today is a day of these classic songs because this song was written by manuel alejandro in
00:45:38the eighties and it's been also recorded by so many people what makes this song interesting is that jenni rivera the late jenni rivera who died a few years ago you know she recorded and it was a hit for her and this is her daughter singing at one of
00:45:50her daughters Of course we all know chick is rivera who's having this thriving career and doing great stuff but this is another sibling husseins and i've spent time with jackie and she's not interested in being the whole singer and the business of pressure she's just slowly releasing songs
00:46:07and youtube under channel wow and the song is beautiful A lot of people are really really beautiful and people are reacting here's the next rivera star And so i'm happy that you released it and it's a way to connect with her mom and also just a way to
00:46:20explore her maybe new career as a singer Well well let's billboard writer who Stina arugula Thank you again for joining us Thank you very much Okay then as you already know cummins local here no be that skinny Well back he will God finally all our we've been listening
00:46:42to stories from our listeners about when they first became citizens of the united states for last one We have soup victoria who lived in the us with her family for decades before she decided she wanted to become an american citizen My name is so victoria i am from
00:46:58reveal i know living england america in nineteen sixty nine why i didn't become american many years before you know i had a lot of kids that i had to be you know later when i raised my children and i'll raise you quincy and watch what's always about money
00:47:33i'm waiting for me too many years Why I don't know then come to a point that you have to make a decision I know i was gonna be here forever and i became ashamed because i don't know it was time i had the money What timing to becoming
00:47:48american I love you so much I now have a voice because i can both and i did vote waiting to vote for the government of california i more american than a lot of about that Are you really my heart I can't say that okay maybe cocky when i'm
00:48:18saved I'm very grateful to this country and i'm on the citizen like anybody else That's kpcc listener sue victoria talking about becoming a citizen of the united states and that wraps up today's take two were out tomorrow watching fireworks and hugging her pets who are scared of fireworks
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