One unexpected benefit of this event was that it attracted the interest of Yvonne Gall, a radio documentary producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) in Vancouver. Last fall she came to L. A. to interview me about my book, Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain and the personal experiences from our family laundry described in my memoir, Southern Fried Rice. We also visited one of the last old time full service Chinese laundries in town, the Sam Sing Laundry, and talked with the third generation owner, Albert Wong. The
documentary, which includes other material, will air on April 18 at 9 p.m.and May 9 at 1 p.m. on CBC Radio and will also be streaming on their website starting May 2.