Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is a professor of sociology at CSU-Long Beach and the author of Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews of the San Francisco Bay Area. He contributes to NPR's All Things Considered, KCET’s Artbound, KPCC’s Take Two, the Los Angeles Review of Books and other outlets. He is the creator and writer of the audioblog, Soul-Sides.com and is the producer and co-host of the album podcast, Heat Rocks.

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Nikkei Car Clubs

Don Mizota was born in Los Angeles in 1940 and as a toddler, he and his family spent the wartime years interned in Jerome, Arkansas, then Amache, Colorado. Upon their release, the Mizota family returned to Southern California, settling in the San Fernando Valley, near Hansen Dam. They lived close to Basilone Homes, then a housing project for veterans, but by the late 1940s, the barracks had been torn down and replaced by the short-lived Hansen Dam Race Track. It was there that Don first fell in love with cars. He recalls walking to the race track and “standing by ...

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