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American Suburb

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Gentrification is changing cities across America, forcing people from neighborhoods they have long called home. Call them the displaced. Now those priced out of the Bay Area are looking for a better life in an unlikely place. American Suburb follows ...Show More
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Chapter 0: Welcome to American Suburb

03:21 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Gentrification is changing cities across America, forcing people from neighborhoods they have long called home. Call them the displaced. Now those priced out of the Bay Area are looking for a better life in an unlikely place. American Suburb follows ...Show More
Chapter 1: The Tipping Point

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

A police chief in Antioch leads a team to investigate citizen complaints. But some say the complaints mostly target newer black residents. Across town, a lawyer is determined to bring down the Antioch Police Department, accusing them of ethnic cleans...Show More
Chapter 2: Friday Night Lights

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

With the country’s No. 1 high school football recruit – Najee Harris – Principal Louie Rocha and the Antioch High School football team haven’t had it this good since 1978. It was a nearly all-white team then. It’s not that way anymore. And there have...Show More
Chapter 3: How to Survive an Exodus

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

When African-Americans priced out of Bay Area cities like San Francisco, Fremont and Oakland move to suburban Antioch looking for better schools, more affordable homes and safer streets, they find a mixed blessing. When church is a refuge, it means e...Show More
Chapter 4: Make Great America Again

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

A small group of Muslim families were meeting out of garages before they purchased an old dentist office for their new mosque. After the Islamic Center of the East Bay was torched in 2007, the group must decide whether to rebuild in Antioch or leave ...Show More
Chapter 5: How to Change Your Mind

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

Iris Archuleta is the daughter of a Black Panther who grew up in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. She and her husband were part of the first wave of upper middle class African-Americans who moved to Antioch 20 years ago. This is the story of an unlike...Show More
Chapter 6: Reasonable Fear

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

More African Americans are now living in suburbs than anywhere else. And some of the country’s most recent controversial police shootings of unarmed black men took place in the suburbs outside St. Louis, St. Paul and Orlando. In suburban Antioch, pol...Show More
Chapter 7: The Field

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

Antioch residents are finding it hard to ignore the increasing number of destitute people living on the streets. Last year, the number of people living unsheltered grew by 30 percent in the far eastern Contra Costa suburbs– the rest of the county saw...Show More
Chapter 8: Rabbit Hole

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

It can be hard to get back on your feet when you’re starting from scratch — even when opportunity falls in your lap. We meet Kevin Kunze, who was living on the streets until Doug Stewart decided to do something unusual: He took Kevin home with him to...Show More
Chapter 9: We Too Sing Antioch

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

A school counselor and local pastor arranges a middle school graduation celebration for African American students, but protests against the ceremony lead to racist graffiti on the pastor’s church door. Nowhere are the changing demographics of suburbs...Show More