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Ideology Shifts Among Calif. Vietnamese Immigrants

When political refugees fled Vietnam after the war in the 1970s, thousands settled in a part of Orange County, Calif., now known as Little Saigon. The community of more than 140,000 residents is known for strong feelings against communism. But the prevailing ideology is changing. NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports.

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As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics. Over the years, she has also covered everything from street gangs to Hollywood, police and prisons, marijuana, immigration, race relations, natural disasters, Latino arts and urban street culture (including hip hop dance, music, and art). Every year, she covers the Oscars and the Grammy awards for NPR, as well as the Sundance Film Festival and other events. Her news reports, feature stories and photos, filed from Los Angeles and abroad, can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Alt.latino, and npr.org.