FEATURED WORK

When You Don’t Learn Your Parent’s Language, What Is Lost?

KQED reporter Izzy Bloom's mother never taught her daughter to speak her native language of Japanese because she was told by doctors that doing so would be detrimental to her brother, who has a rare genetic syndrome. The truth turned out to be more complicated.

This is my graduate school thesis project, a half-hour audio documentary that I reported and produced while attending UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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