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NPR Covers Ethnic Diversity in LA County

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Last week, NPR's "Morning Edition" broadcast a series covering immigrant communities in Los Angeles County.

NPR's Mandalit del Barco reported on the wonders of Koreatown in the August 13th broadcast of "Morning Edition," while Thursday brought Amy Walters' dispatch about the Tempo Bar in Encino, where the 15,000 LA County-based Israelis congregate.

Earlier in the week Alex Cohen—from NPR's KQED affiliate—reported from Artesia, a multicultural city where dozens of languages are spoken, while she explored our simmering little melting pot. (Thankfully, she didn't get scalded.) Visitors to the area are likely to hear one of the languages commonly spoken in the world—a majority of Artesia residents speak one of the 39 top languages spoken in the United States.

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A fine series, but LAist wishes there had been time to include reports on Little Ethiopia or the many Persian enclaves in the city. Oh well, next time.

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