Hidden Secrets in a Japanese Cane

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Sunday
11/2/14 4:00 AM
WGBX 44
Wednesday
11/5/14 12:00 AM
'GBH Kids
Wednesday
11/5/14 1:00 AM
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Wednesday
11/5/14 3:00 AM
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TBA Doc Holliday's Watch; Civil War Female Soldiers; Japanese Internment Camp Artwork Hermann Goering's Shotgun; Calf Creek Arrow; the Edison House Doc Holliday's Watch; Civil War Female Soldiers; Japanese Internment Camp Artwork

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What can the Japanese characters carved into a cane tell about a family's past in a World War II relocation camp? Tukufu Zuberi sets out to translate the words and uncover the story behind the cane. A curator of art from internment camps places this cane into the tradition of "gaman" - the art of living with the unbearable. Then Tukufu unravels a surprising clue about the cane's original owner.

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