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Refugee Teens Learn San Diego Culture By Playing Outdoors

July 9
By Matthew Bowler
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A day at the beach is more than just a routine jaunt for a group of teenage refugees from El Cajon Valley High School.

More San Diego Refugee Girls Are College Bound, Flipping The Cultural Script

July 7
By Megan Burks
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Young men and women all over are beginning to pack up their childhood bedrooms to head off to college. But for many Somali refugee girls, they're breaking ties with more than just the comforts of home. They're breaking cultural norms.

Roundtable: More Darrell Issa, More Funds For County Supervisors, No Shelter In Escondido

June 27
Midday Edition
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Is Darrell Issa a watchdog? A grandstander? A little of both? Escondido says no to sheltering immigrant children. County supervisors say yes to doubling their discretionary funds and more development in the Cleveland National Forest.

The Globe's 'Othello' Tackles Race, Gender, And The Mystery Of Iago

June 27
Evening Edition
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With “Othello” (running through July 27), The Old Globe proves that Shakespeare’s 400-year-old plays are timeless because the themes he dealt with are human and universal.

A Conversation With Civil-Rights Leader Dolores Huerta

June 26
Midday Edition
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In the 1960s, Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez, and she's spent her life working to mobilize people power. Huerta was in San Diego this week to speak to a convention of Latino elected officials.

Scenes From World Refugee Day In San Diego

June 23
By KPBS
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Check out photos from Saturday's event at Balboa Park that were taken by youths from the The AjA Project, a photography nonprofit. Many of the young photographers are refugees themselves.

San Diego Refugee Lobbies Congress For More Resettlement Dollars

June 20
By Megan Burks
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Saturday is World Refugee Day. One San Diego refugee is taking the opportunity to lobby Congress for more funds to help refugees rent homes and find jobs.

LGBT Pride Month Local Hero Robert Gleason Builds Consensus

LGBT Pride Month 2014 Honoree

June 16
By Monica Medina
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Ask anyone who knows Robert Gleason what quality most defines him, and it's pretty much unanimous: consensus builder.

Local Hero Albert Ogle Advocates for LGBT Human Rights

LGBT Pride Month 2014 Honoree

June 13
By Monica Medina
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As a child in Belfast, the Reverend Canon Albert Ogle grew up in a place where being gay was criminalized. It was a violent time, filled with sectarian rioting, when Irish Catholics and Nationalists were demanding an end to years of discrimination. Ogle, a 2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Hero, wryly observes that despite the hostility between the factions, there was at least one item both sides could agree on.

Meet Spc. Tinita Taylor: 1st Female Graduate Of Army's Jungle-Warfare Course (Video)

June 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Spc. Tinita Taylor has become the first woman to complete the Army's Jungle Operations Training Course. Taylor graduated from the course June 6, and her next goal is to become the first female to complete Army Ranger school.

San Diego Refugees, Advocates Call For More Medical Translators

June 9
By Susan Murphy
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A diverse group of two dozen people gathered downtown at San Diego City Hall on Monday to call for more medical translators.

Muslim San Diego Residents Call For Halal School Lunches

June 3
By Megan Burks
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School lunches are back in the spotlight this summer as districts try to comply with new nutrition rules. Meanwhile, Muslim residents in City Heights are calling for school cafeterias to offer foods that fit their religious guidelines.

FilmOut Preview: 16th Annual Festival Pared Down To Intense 3-Day Weekend

May 27
By Beth Accomando
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FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT Film Festival, kicks off its 16th year this Friday. Here's a preview.

Documentary Chronicles History, Culture Of San Diego's 'First People'

May 20
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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New documentary airing on KPBS is full of fascinating details about the ancient Kumeyaay way of life.

Local Hero M.C. Madhavan Shines Light on India’s Culture & Traditions

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2014 Honoree

May 16
By Monica Medina
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Many of us have never been to India and chances are we never will. But it’s a country worth learning about, particularly when you consider that according to the World Economic Forum, India is expected to surpass Japan as the world’s third largest economy by 2015. What’s more, by 2030, it will supplant China as the country with the largest population.