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A Poet Recounts His Border Crossing / Oakland Rapper Jwalt / New Arrivals: Joel Landmine
Today, poet Javier Zamora recounts crossing through the Sonoran desert and the difficulty of settling in a new land. Then, Oakland rapper and NYU student Jwalt discussed his personal growth on his latest work. And, Oakland poet Joel Landmine reads from his new book.
The Spiritual Edge: Fearless Nuns
Today, in a story from The Spiritual Edge we'll meet two Catholic nuns who, after decades of work with immigrant detainees, aren’t slowing down. They attend rallies and prayer vigils, meet with immigrants in detention centers and when they see an opportunity, press for legislation that will bring more humanity to a system where it can be lacking.
Project Homekey / Church Of Coltrane / New Arrivals: Kim Shuck
A state grant is helping San Francisco achieve its ambitious goals on homelessness. Then, how one church uses the music of John Coltrane at the center of their services. And, a former San Francisco poet laureate reads from her new book.
Sacred Steps: A Mennonite Couple Turn Street Ministry Into Song
Today, in a story from The Spiritual Edge, we'll meet Al and Andi Tauber, married singer-songwriters who direct music for a congregation of urban Mennonites in Chicago. For the Taubers, this means taking their ministry - and their music - to the streets.
The Wildfire Litigation Industry / Dangerous Air / New Arrivals: Stephanie M. Wildman
When towns face the destruction of wildfires, many outsiders rush in to help. Today, we hear how some residents are questioning whether these newcomers have their best interests in mind. Then, we speak with investigative reporter Aaron Glantz about a new study that reveals just how dangerously smoky our air quality is. And, San Francisco author Stephanie Wildman reads from her new book, "Privilege Revealed."
Firefighter Training Risks / Pittsburg Unified Lawsuit / New Arrivals: Annalee Newitz
Today, we learn how seasonal firefighters are getting sick, and even dying, during training. Then, we talk about how the ACLU is suing an East Bay school district for discrimination. And, a San Francisco author reads from their new book about ancient cities and their decline.
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