Nevada Public Radio debuts Exit Spring Mountain, a 10-episode podcast about Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Southern Nevada.
The podcast will explore how history, politics, and economics shape the AAPI community while sharing stories by and for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Episode 2 focuses on what draws Pacific Islanders to Nevada. The Pacific Islander population has risen nearly 30% in the U.S. in the last decade. Here in Nevada, it's nearly 60%.
The production team includes Executive Producer Sonja Cho Swanson; host Lorraine Blanco Moss; academic research consultant Mark Padoongpatt; research assistant Nessa Concepcion; sound editing, mixing, and mastering, Regina Revazova; News Director Joe Schoenmann.
Support for Exit Spring Mountain comes from Arcata Associates Inc.
Vincent Souza, Hulu Instructor, Tiffany Biscoe, Owner, Tiabi Coffee & Waffle; Doreen Hall, President, Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club; Mark Padoongpatt, Director of Asian American Studies, UNLV; JD Reyes, Co-President, UNLV AAPI Student Association; Faletolu Tapili Spencer, Las Vegas Resident; Tere George, Las Vegas Resident