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Kuya Geo

The Generational Zigs and Zags of Immigrant Identity

What are the differences between first, second and third generations of immigrants?

November 7, 2018

In this episode of our Kuya Geo series, George "Geo" Quibuyen reflects on his Filipino heritage and the generational push-pull between assimilating into American culture and holding onto one's native traditions.

Kuya: A Filipino term used as a sign of respect to an older male relative such as a brother, cousin, or family friend.


Aileen Imperial

Aileen Imperial is a multimedia and documentary producer with a commitment to thoughtful observation and engagement. Her work has aired nationally on the PBS American Masters series, PBS NewsHour, and she is a 4-time Emmy winner for feature videos in the Arts, Culture, and Human Interest. Find her on Twitter: @imperealize

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Stephen Hegg

Stephen is a 25-year veteran of KCTS, producing a wide range of cultural and public affairs series, documentaries and arts programming.  His credits include PIE, Something in the Water  (PBS feature on Seattle’s indie music scene), the gala opening of Benaroya Hall, and documentaries on Asahel and Edward Curtis, Dan Sullivan and Doris Chase.  Seattle-born, Hegg is a graduate of Whitworth University and is also an accomplished violinist and avid cyclist.

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