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Stories from the Stoop: Alvin Eng

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Here’s a Stoop Story told by Alvin Eng in 2015 about the racism his parents experienced as Chinese immigrants to the U.S., and his struggle to be an “All American” boy. You can hear his story and others at Stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast. You can attend a LIVE Stoop event, Holiday Hootenanny, coming up Dec. 12. 

A bevy of holiday events this weekend in Baltimore: tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, the Creative Alliance will celebrate Kwanzaa Family Day with face painting, food, and art activities. Then, tomorrow evening, a flotilla will illuminate the harbor during the 32nd Annual Parade of Lighted Boats. The parade begins at the Anchorage Marina on Boston St. And on Sunday evening, Patterson Park will light its pagoda and celebrate the season with local vendors and live music.

Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'