Learning U.S. History

Mosaic Community Essays –––– Ethnicity Location –––– Ethnicity Location –––– Ethnicity Location White peaches are done for the year Mosaic is The Public’s Radio podcast on immigration. Here is a community essay written for Mosaic called “Learning U.S. History.” The essay is by Young Bae, who is originally from the city of Seoul in South […]

How We’ve Changed

It’s been 20 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks changed everything. In this episode of Mosaic, we’ll hear from four different people about their experiences with 9/11.

Palestinian Diaspora, Identity, and Hope

Professor Beshara Doumani gives new context to the relationship between Israel and Palestine and speaks about what it means to be Palestinian in a world that denies your very existence.

Therapy In Two Worlds

A conversation with therapist Sandra Victorino LMHC about her life and the complexities and benefits of treating mental health from a bicultural perspective.

House Resolution 5068

John Gordon’s fate turns into folklore that, 166 years later, causes a group of Irish Rhode Islanders to reopen the trial and seek justice.

Who Killed Amasa Sprague?

There are theories to this day about who killed the powerful mill owner in 1843. But no answers. One family, though, and really just one man, remains indelibly linked to the Sprague murder. In this episode of Mosaic, part one of the story of Irish immigrant John Gordon.

The Chin Family

In this episode of Mosaic, three generations of one family tell a history of Chinese migration, struggle, and the changing politics of identity that go into the creation and preservation of Chinese-American restaurants.

Immigration, Industrialization And The American Dream

Americans often look back on the Industrial Revolution as a time of opportunity, when immigrants came to America with nothing and quickly climbed the economic ladder. But the truth is the 19th and early 20th Centuries were a hard time for many immigrants who faced discrimination and, often, tough odds.

The Last Jewish Bakery In Rhode Island

Murray Kaplan learned how to bake from his father, who learned how to bake from his father, who started the family bakery in 1917 after coming over from Russia. Now that he’s close to retirement, Murray faces a choice: continue the tradition of Jewish bakeries in Rhode Island, or hang up his apron strings for good.

The Big Immigration Story Behind A Small Berry

For generations, Cape Verdean-Americans have farmed on the cranberry bogs of Southeastern Massachusetts. Despite the challenges, one family in the town of Carver is keeping that tradition alive.