Armenian genocide

5:01 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Fresno State Unveils Armenian Genocide Monument

Over 1,000 people gathered for ceremonies dedicating the Armenian Genocide Monument at Fresno State Thursday night.
Credit Jason Scott / Valley Public Radio

Armenians around the world today are marking the centennial of the genocide which claimed over a million lives beginning in 1915. FM 89’s Jason Scott reports the San Joaquin Valley’s Armenian community is remembering the somber occasion with hopes for the future.

On Thursday, the Maple Mall at Fresno State became the center of remembrance of one of the most tragic tales of the 20th century, as the university unveiled its new Armenian Genocide Monument.

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1:17 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Fresno Armenian Community To Mark Genocide Centennial

An architect's rendering the Fresno State Armenian Genocide Monument by Paul Halajian Architects.
Credit Paul Halajian, AIA

One hundred years ago this week, authorities of the Ottoman Empire rounded up hundreds of Armenian intellectuals and political leaders in Constantinople and executed them. One and a half million would eventually die in what we today know as the Armenian Genocide.

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Valley Edition
1:13 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Valley Edition: April 21 - Gerawan; Fresno PD; Apps For AG; Armenian Genocide; Delta Smelt

Valley Edition April 21, 2015
Credit Ezra David Romero / Valley Public Radio

This week on Valley Edition our reporters tackle the issues of rights for farm workers and the decline of officer involved shootings in Fresno, as well as the first hackathon for agriculture

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Arts & Culture
3:01 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

'Nine Armenians' Playwright Reflects On Genocide Centennial

Leslie Ayvazian
Credit Columbia University

Acclaimed playwright Leslie Ayvazian wrote her humorous play "Nine Armenians" around 20 years ago about a young woman visiting her ancestral homeland for the first time. Now a new production of the play is in Fresno as part of the area's commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian genocide.

Ayvazian joined us on Valley Edition to talk about her thoughts on the play two decades after its premier, and how her attitudes about her culture and the Armenian genocide have evolved over the years.

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Valley Edition
12:19 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Plight Of Kessab Armenians Attracts International Attention


Last Thursday, Armenians throughout the world marked the somber occasion of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Around 1.5 million Armenians are estimated to have died in what is now known as the first genocide of the 21st century. 

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