The Concerned Minority

Bay Area writer Kevin Nguyen and educator Minh Nguyen
fill you in on the biggest stories about the community, politics, civic engagement and everything in between.

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Kevin and Minh Nguyen dive into the aftermath of the CA Recall Election now that the race has effectively been called. They talk about prominent narratives; the recall process unique to CA; and takeaw...
September 16, 2021
The “special” 2021 CA Gubernatorial Recall Election is upon us! Kevin reports from his voting center and he/Minh catch up on the latest news surrounding the election. Later, the guys talk about an imp...
September 9, 2021
Santa Clara County has been weighing what to do about its decaying jails and embattled sheriff for years now. Kevin and Minh Nguyen discuss what choices the county has presented itself and how those i...
September 2, 2021
Kevin and Minh Nguyen share some notes and updates from a packed week’s worth of news including: the ongoing Afghanistan evacuation (6:20); fallout from the FDA approving the Pfizer vaccine (21:08); h...
August 26, 2021
Kevin and Minh Nguyen parse through various aspects of the heartbreaking fall of Afghanistan, which returned to complete Taliban control on the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. They talk about the...
August 19, 2021
Minh talks about his first return to teaching in-person now that the new school year has begun in the backdrop of the Delta wave.  Then, Kevin sits down with Jaime Raul Zepeda, who is running for Stat...
August 12, 2021
Kevin and Minh Nguyen talk about the latest with the Delta wave; the CA Recall Election (15:29); NY Governor Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal (35:43); and the fallout from “The Squad’s” recent sit-in...
August 5, 2021
Kevin and Minh Nguyen discuss how the country is responding to the latest Delta wave. They talk about the profile of the unvaccinated and how the pandemic will eventually shift to an endemic.  Follow ...
July 29, 2021
Kevin sits down with Nguyen Pham, a community advocate for the un-housed who has spent years doing outreach and frontline assistance work. They talk about understanding the real circumstances around h...
July 22, 2021
Bonus Episode! Kevin is joined by Trân Nguyen of San Jose Spotlight to discuss how the city’s Vietnamese residents are struggling to find their political voice. Tran spoke to community leaders and act...
July 20, 2021

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