My First Day
First days can be exhilarating, terrifying — or a mix of both. They mark the beginning of life’s chapters and define who we ultimately become. My First Day is a KPBS Explore series that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home. Produced and hosted by Andrew Bracken.
Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan makes a major scientific breakthrough, and finds another discovery later in life.
Ben Betz’s life as a Navy Seal is all-encompassing. Then, he leaves and begins his search for a new identity.
Poet Rae Armantrout sees changes in her body, leading her to a life-altering discovery.
Idzai and Thelma Mubawai adjust to life in the United States and re-connect with their homeland through a familiar pursuit.
Paul Ryu arrives in Kansas from South Korea at age nine and quickly discovers new talents and confidence. When he heads off to college, however, he is presented with new challenges.
Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins and her journey to be the first woman to call a Monday Night Football game.
Robert Lopez, later known as El Vez, plays his first punk rock show at age 16, in the early days of the genre.
Shira Robbins goes to medical school to become a doctor, unsure of where it will take her.
Reggie Robertson arrives on the campus of University of California at Berkeley, and struggles with how to be a football player and a student.
Anna Tarabrina came to California and quickly fell in love. A routine doctor's visit put her love story on fast-forward.