About Frances @fkwang
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a Communities Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour out of Dearborn/Detroit. @fkwang
Frances’s Recent Stories
Health Oct 21How segregation and neglect left Benton Harbor, Michigan with toxic water
Nestled against the shore of Lake Michigan on the southwestern side of the state, Benton Harbor is a small town with a population of just under 10,000. According to the U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2019, 84.7 percent of people…
Nation Oct 11Sikh Americans push for greater visibility, awareness against years of hate crimes, misunderstanding
“We want to spend the next 20 years increasingly focused on measures and efforts to build community power and increase the community's direct role in shaping policies at the local, state, and national levels, from education to hate crime prevention…
Arts Oct 05The only Arab American museum in the nation is ‘much more than a building’
In the heart of Dearborn, Michigan, stands the Arab American National Museum, the first and only museum in the country dedicated to the history and resilience of the Arab American community.
Politics Sep 20Decades after ‘the Arab problem,’ Muslim and Arab Americans are leading political change in Metro Detroit
Despite a long history, Muslim or Arab American communities in the metro Detroit area have not had significant presence in local government other than city council -- until now.
Nation Sep 03As Afghan refugees arrive in the U.S., Southeast Asian American advocates urge more support
Many Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, and Cambodian Americans see their own families’ journeys to America in the voyage Afghans are making now.
World Aug 20‘I feel so helpless.’ Afghans in the U.S. worry for friends and family back home
There are some 132,000 immigrants from Afghanistan living in the U.S., and many fear for their family and friends back home following the Taliban's takeover of the country. PBS NewsHour spoke with Afghan Americans about what it's been like to…