Inheriting: Nicole & The Third World Liberation Front

Nicole Salaver’s uncle, Patrick Salaver, was one of the leaders of the Third World Liberation Front at San Francisco State University in the late 1960s. This movement not only led to the recognition of the term “Asian American,” but also brought ethnic studies to colleges nationwide. She calls Pat “the Forest Gump of Filipino American history,” a significant, yet still largely unknown, Filipino civil rights leader who made a difference in the world. Now, Nicole wants to set the record straight and honor her uncle’s legacy, while building her own.


Emily Kwong (she/her): Emily Kwong (she/her) is an audio journalist with over a decade of experience, interested in stories that unfold at a community level. She is currently the host for Short Wave, NPR's science podcast. In July 2023, she went on sabbatical with LAist Studios to develop and produce Inheriting. Kwong got her start as a reporter at KCAW, a community radio station in Sitka, Alaska. Chasing stories onto fishing boats and up volcanoes, her work earned multiple awards from the Alaska Press Club. Prior to that, Kwong produced youth media for WNYC and The Modern Story in Hyderabad, India. In 2013, Kwong won the “Best New Artist" award from the Third Coast Competition for a piece about a Maine journalist learning to speak with an electrolarynx. She was NPR's 2018 Above the Fray Fellow and reported a three-part series on climate change and migration in Mongolia. Her team's multimedia narrative, "Losing the Eternal Blue Sky," won a White House News Photographers Association award. In 2021, Emily reported a story on reclaiming her family’s heritage language for Anjuli Sastry Krbechek’s audio and video series, “Where We Come From.” That series was the inspiration for this show. Emily is the founding co-lead for NPR AZNs, an ERG that advocates for 160+ Pan-Asian and Pacific Islander employees at NPR. She is also the co-president for the Association for Independents in Radio (AIR), with advocates for freelancers in audio.


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July 15, 2024 - September 30, 2024

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