Artists from the “Jingletown” neighborhood in Oakland are currently showcasing their experience of working and living in an artists’ neighborhood. In the first half-hour, we’ll talk about the history behind this colorful name and speak with some of the artists who find beauty in unexpected places. In the second half-hour, we speak with San Francisco native Arthur Dong about his new documentary, “Hollywood Chinese” which explores the manifold roles of the Chinese in American cinema.

Guests:
Russ Osterweil, photographer with the Jingletown Arts and Business Community (first half-hour)
Jill McLennan, curator of the Jingletown Junction Art Show (first half-hour)
Laurel True, director of the Institute Of Mosaic Art and owner of True Mosaic (first half-hour)
Arthur Dong, filmmaker whose new documentary "Hollwood Chinese" opens April 11 at the Sundance Kabuki and Grand Lake Cinemas (second half-hour)

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