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5:18pm

Tue September 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

IMMIGRATION STORIES: Mahade Wanjihar and Leslie Spillane

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Many Californians have come here from somewhere else. In fact, the state has more immigrants than any other in the country. This week, we’re running a series of profiles of immigrants in the Bay Area. Today we meet a medical professional from India and a young woman from Ireland.

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5:35pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Immigration Stories: Mahmoud Khafagy

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Today, Congress reconvened after summer recess. Immigration advocates had hoped that the comprehensive bill the senate passed back in June would be up for discussion. But with the debate over a possible strike on Syria, and the debt ceiling rearing its head again, and they're worried immigration reform will get buried.

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5:04pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Queen's Day, robot competition, and vegan cooking

The Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA)
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Free drive-In Movie Night // The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night, plus a festival with live music and games. All movies are double features. Admission is free and you can chow down on $1 nachos.

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4:12pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Hear Here: Un voyage à L’Alliance Française

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We’ve been asking our staff to go out to a place they've never been. Reporter Eva Soncin brought back this profile from somewhere she hasn’t visited but that’s close to her roots. This week we venture to L’Alliance Française in Berkeley, a non-profit organization encouraging the study of French language and culture, through classes, tutoring, and social gatherings. 

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1:00pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's local music: The Composer is Dead

Anyone with children knows that “Peter the Wolf” is a holiday staple, and an excellent introduction to classical musical instruments. And anyone with children probably also wishes there was ANOTHER introduction, for variation. That wish was actually granted a few years ago when San Franciscans Daniel Handler -- known to children by his pen name, Lemony Snicket – and composer Nathaniel Stookey created “The Composer is Dead” for the San Francisco Symphony.

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