Catherine A. Traywick

multimedia producer | covering asia and the u.s.

J-School Nightmares

The fraught history of Filipino nursing in the U.S.

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

I’ve been wanting to do a story on Filipino nursing in the U.S. for some time and, this year, Hyphen gave me the opportunity to do so, even facilitating funding of the project through Spot.us. Issue 24, which is out this month, features a story I wrote about alleged discrimination against Filipina nurses on the part […]

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Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Posted on 19 Jul 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

British writer and perpetual bookstore employee Jen Campbell announced that she’s publishing a book based on her blog series, “Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops.” This, in combination with Borders’ recently announced bankruptcy, has prompted me to make my own list of the funny/irritating/weird things customers have said to me during my five years as […]

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Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense

Posted on 26 Mar 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Media Consortium | Huffington Post Arizona’s business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigration proposals, successfully swayed state lawmakers into defeating five extremist anti-immigrant bills. New America Media’s Valeria Fernández reportsthat 60 executives from the likes of WellsFargo bank and U.S. Airways penned an open letter to state Senate President Russell […]

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The 2012 Budget and Our Unsecured Border

Posted on 03 Mar 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Media Consortium | Huffington Post President Obama is taking heat from all sides this week for his 2012 budget proposal, which proposes increased funding for immigration enforcement and border militarization. While immigrant rights advocates are predictably up in arms over the proposal, House Republicans are (somewhat uncharacteristically) demanding significant cuts to border security funding — […]

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In the Aftermath of People Power

Posted on 02 Mar 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

Following the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, commentators and activists alike repeatedly referenced the Philippines’ 1986 People Power Revolution, during which the dictator Ferdinand Marcos was ousted and replaced by the much celebrated Cory Aquino. Last week also marked the 25th anniversary of the revolution and, accordingly, much was made of Aquino’s presidency and legacy. […]

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