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Caption: Geography Bee at Mission Hills Middle School, Credit: HANA BABA

The fight to bring back Geography education (09:00)
From: KALW

Americans are often stereotyped as not knowing much about the rest of the world. But, according to the numbers, it’s more than a mere stereotype. In the latest national ...
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Bay Area Beats: Zena (06:21)
From: KALW

Zena, from Oakland, is a singer songwriter, visual artist, storyteller – and one of the few women masters of the kora – a West African harp – taught directly by Malian kora ...
Caption: Musicians lead the congregation in Praise Singing at ICCNC, Credit: Hana Baba

The Spiritual Edge: Celebrating the commonalities at Oakland’s ‘Sushi’ Mosque (07:52)
From: KALW

Mosques here are generally identified by sect, you have, say, the Sunni Mosque, the Shia Mosque, the Sufi Mosque. But the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (or ...
Caption: Priests at morning mass in St Antonius Coptic Church, Credit: Hana Baba

Preserving ancient Coptic heritage in the East Bay (10:39)
From: KALW

The majority of Coptic churches in the country are in California. One of the oldest - St Antonius Coptic Church - is nestled in the Hayward hills. Egyptian Coptic immigrants ...
Caption: East Bay Muslims pray atop a UC Berkeley hill, Credit: Hana Baba

Local Muslims look to the sky - and their smartphones - to know when to fast (08:06)
From: KALW

About 20 Muslim families are gathered on a hilltop outside the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, just after sunset. A water fountain bubbles, women and men chat, kids run ...
Caption: KALW's Hana Baba with Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States

Interview: Jimmy Carter's call to action (28:02)
From: KALW

KALW’s Hana Baba met up with the former president during his recent stop in San Francisco to talk with him about his book, and the issues facing women around the world.
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Barbecue of the Body: Sudanese women bring ritual to Bay Area (14:52)
From: KALW

In Sudan, where my family is from, there is an ancient beauty ritual that married women perform called dukhan. It’s like a sauna, but with smoke. At least every week, ...
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Golestan Kids: bringing Iran to west Berkeley (07:01)
From: KALW

The Bay Area’s cultural diversity is translated in so many different ways; you can hear it in how many languages are spoken here. For parents wanting their children to be ...
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African immigrants worry with elimination of Diversity Visa (07:07)
From: KALW

Last June, the U.S. Congress made a landmark decision to pass immigration reform. The new law eliminates the Diversity Immigrant Lottery Visa, also known as the Green Card ...
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The view from the Bayview Opera House (07:35)
From: KALW

This year marks the 125th birthday of a San Francisco historic Landmark. Not City Hall, not the Golden Gate. The Bayview Opera House — San Francisco’s oldest theatre.