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Radio Stories for National Public Radio, BBC/PRI’s The World, and others



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Social Issues
for NPR and The World


BBC/PRI’s The World, November 13, 2009

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Cambodian Refugees
and the
Social Security Administration

BBC/PRI’s The World, November 28, 2006

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Elderly Immigrants Flow
into California

NPR, March 17, 2008. Most elderly immigrants are brought to the U.S. by sons and daughters living in America already. Many say they feel bewildered and depressed after coming to America. So a group of “community ambassadors” in Fremont, California, is trying to help them cope.

Photo: About 60,000 Afghanis live in the Bay Area, most near Fremont and Hayward. Amir Mohammad Mehrdel, 83 years old, prays in a local mosque. Mehrdel came to the U.S. from Afghanistan, fleeing the Russian Occupation, 20 years before. Photo by Lonny Shavelson

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Feb 18, 2007, Weekend Edition, Sunday

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America 101
International students take a course to decipher American culture

Morning Edition, January 8, 2007
Photo: Bonu Ghosh

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All Things Considered, July 18, 2010

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Asian Americans in the Military

Photograph: New recruit Barry Huang (left) stands with Staff Sgt. Garces at the Hilltop Mall Army Recruiting Station in Richmond, Calif. Huang signed up to get his college education paid for, but he’s interested in a non-combat role. Photo ©Lonny Shavelson

All Things Considered, June 21, 2010

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Weekend Edition Saturday, March 3, 2007

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NPR Weekend Edition, Scott Simon, September 27, 2008
Manteca, California

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BBC/PRI’s The World, April 5, 2010

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Rabbi Leo Trepp, the last living rabbi from Nazi Germany

NPR February 2, 2009
Modesto, California’s school district is the only place in the country where students are required to take a course on religion. To avoid conflict and controversy, school officials worked together with religious leaders in their community to come up with a broad-based curriculum that everyone signed off on. The results are being watched by education experts around the country.

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Diwali Barbie:
Mattel’s Barbie takes on Diversity,
and Gets it Wrong

BBC/PRI’s The World, February 9, 2007

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BBC/PRI’s The World, October 22, 2008

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NPR Weekend Edition, Scott Simon. April 7, 2012

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BBC/PRI’s The World. February 4, 2010

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The Haaj journey to Mecca,
begins in Fremont, California

BBC/PRI’s The World. January 8, 2009

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NPR Latino USA, October 15, 2009. CEO Women, an Oakland based advocacy group, is using a telenovela to train Latinas in the intricacies of starting a small business.

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Lentils Lacking

Fremont, California


BBC/PRI’s The World. June 2, 2008



Science & Medicine
for National Public Radio


Morning Edition, July 5, 2006
Photo: Angela Fillingim and her father

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Genetic Testing to Choose
a Baby’s Biological Sex

All Things Considered. December 20, 2006

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All Things Considered, July 3, 2008

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NPR, February 14, 2005. Millions of aging baby boomers face vision-stealing diseases like glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration. Reporter Lonny Shavelson reports on new treatment options for people facing the deterioration of their eyesight.

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My father, the supreme court,
and physician-assisted suicide

NPR’s Justice Talking, February 22, 2006

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Music
for NPR and The World


BBC/PRI’s The World. August 26, 2009

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The Songs of South Africa Thrive
in Oakland, California

NPR, Day to Day. May 22, 2006.
A choir that specializes in the freedom songs of apartheid-era South Africa celebrated an important anniversary this weekend. Lonny Shavelson visited the choir of the First Congregation Church, and reports on its history and its current mission.

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NPR Weekend Edition, June 24, 2007.

On the evening of the longest day of the year, dozens of leading Bay Area musicians and their bands performed in Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium. It’s the 10th anniversary of a celebration that has grown in popularity.

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BBC/PRI’s The World. February 14, 2013

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BBC/PRI’s The World. May 14, 2008
Photo: N. Ravikiran and the chitrivina.

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John Coltrane’s 83rd Birthday,
with an Asian Lilt
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(* as played by Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra)

BBC/PRI’s The World. September 23, 2009

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“Degenerate” Music:
Banned by Nazi Germany,
regenerated in California

BBC/PRI’s The World. February 11, 2009

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International Festival of Harps
in an Oakland Graveyard

BBC/PRI’s The World. October 26, 2009

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BBC/PRI’s The World. March 17, 2011

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BBC/PRI’s The World. March 5, 2012.
Jin Hi Kim

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BBC/PRI’s The World. June 5, 2012

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BBC/PRI’s The World. April 27, 2012


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BBC/PRI’s The World. January 13, 2010


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BBC/PRI’s The World. September 25, 2013

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