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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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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 ... 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Finding Balance

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

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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.

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A Cosmically Unique Situation

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

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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 ... 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.

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Announcement: Stay Safe

This is Andrew Bracken from My First Day.

I just wanted to drop in and quickly say I hope everyone is hanging in there in this new reality in which we find ourselves.

My First Day will be back ... Read more →