About This Show
Welcome to Q’ed Up, a podcast from KQED in San Francisco. Prepare for new depths, unexpected views and insight into life in one of the country’s most intriguing places—the Bay Area. In our first season called American Suburb, we take you 45 miles east of the Bay. This is where you find the flip side of gentrification told through one very unique place.
Most Recent Episode
So Beautiful, Yet So Very White: Welcome to Marin
Henry Ma's views on life in Marin County changed after he had two girls. He moved to the county from New York with his wife six years ago, and started to notice something about where he lived when he realized his daughters were the only two Asians at their school.
Henry eventually started taking note of this in his everyday life. Anytime he saw another Asian in his neighborhood, he would do a double take. It made him wonder: if the Bay Area is one of the most diverse places in the country, why is Marin County so white? The answer to that question was important for Henry, who wondered how growing up in this environment would shape his daughter's views of themselves -- and the world around them. KQED's Ericka Cruz Guevarra looks into how one of the whitest counties in the Bay Area got that way.