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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.

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"Port of Entry" Trailer

From KPBS and PRX, "Port of Entry" tells cross-border stories that connect us.

Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen, or here: www.portofentrypod.org.

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New Season Of Rad Scientist

We want to tell you about an exciting new season of KPBS Explore podcast, "Rad Scientist."

Recent events involving the killing of unarmed Black people have brought discussions about racism to the forefront, including at scientific institutions. This season of KPBS Explore podcast "Rad Scientist" is centered on Black scientists, from graduate students to faculty to those who have left ... Read more →

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Waiting For The Prayer Call

A young Faiza Warsame arrives in San Diego and cannot understand why she no longer hears the call to prayer as she once did in Africa.

About the show:
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.

About the producer:
Andrew ... Read more →

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A Huge Bowl Of Jelly Beans

Meshate Mengistu gets on a plane for the first time and moves to a new land to live with a father she cannot remember.

About the show:
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.

About the producer:
Andrew Bracken is ... Read more →

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Escape To The Navy

Khaddy Dublin endures a chaotic upbringing and seeks an escape in the Navy. Later, she reconnects with her homeland through food.

About the show:
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.

About the producer:
Andrew Bracken is a documentary mediamaker ... Read more →

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Surviving

Rose Schindler is a holocaust survivor, who managed to make it out of the notorious nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II.

About the show:
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.

About the producer:
Andrew Bracken is ... Read more →

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Finding Balance

Irene Predazzi arrives in San Diego seeking balance between her scientific career and her love of horseback riding.

About the show:
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.

About the producer:
Andrew Bracken is a documentary mediamaker working with audio, ... Read more →

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Driving Through Butterflies

Fernando Zweifach López Jr. escaped a difficult childhood growing up in the Imperial Valley and discovered a new life a short drive—yet a whole new world—away.

About the show:
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.

About the producer:
Andrew ... Read more →

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A Cosmically Unique Situation

Frank Nasworthy came for surfing, but revolutionized skateboarding along the way.

About the show:
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.

About the producer:
Andrew Bracken is a documentary mediamaker working with audio, video, and interactive media. He is the ... Read more →

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Drop And Go

Omni Hampton grew up in a military family, traveling from place to place. She swore she’d never marry a military member. That was before she became a navy wife and mother.