Calvin Cheong

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Inside Iowa’s “Largest Bike Ride in the World”

In the spring of 1973, Des Moines Register columnists John Karras and Don Kaul conceived the idea of a modest bike ride across Iowa in an effort to promote...

“We Should Learn Both”: On Teaching Japanese in Small-town Ohio

This story is part of “Asian in Ohio,” an interactive gallery exploring the landscape of Ohio and the Asian and Asian American individuals who call it home through narratives,...

Follow the Cranberry Road (A 50-Mile Trail in Wisconsin, the Cranberry Capital of the World)

“I don't really need to go to school, because I'm going to be a cranberry farmer.” For some who grew up on cranberry farms in Wisconsin, taking on the family...

“Because You’re Able To Connect With People”: On Music and Cultural Experience

He may have been born in Edmonton, Alberta, and his parents may have been Cantonese Chinese from Hong Kong — but today, Merwin Siu firmly declares himself a Toledoan.

From War to Wurst: German American Culture in St. Louis

It’s a sunny day. The sky is a pale, cloudless blue. The warmth of a newborn autumn hangs in the air. The sounds of polka — percussion, accordion …...

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