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09
Mar

Living in Limbo: Crisis and Mexican Immigration

On NPR’s Tell Me More last week, Tomás Jiménez, author of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity, spoke to Lynn Neary about whether recent drug-related violence in Mexico is changing immigration …

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23
Feb

If You Want to Stay, You Have to Go

“I would say that the seriously mentally ill are among the most disenfranchised and marginalized members of society,” said Dr. Paul Linde, author of Danger to Self, in his recent Commonwealth Club …

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11
Feb

‘Sand’ On Virtual Tour

“Pick up a single grain from the beach, look at it through a magnifying glass, and you have embarked on a journey taken by poets, artists, and philosophers—not to mention geologists”, writes …

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09
Feb

Reclaiming Death as Part of Life

There is no place for death in most modern-day American homes. The “parlor”, where wakes used to be held, is now known as the “living room”, as author Nancy Scheper-Hughes notes in …

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09
Feb

The World in a Wineglass

As a guest on KQED Forum last week, Randall Grahm talked to Michael Krasny about Been Doon So Long, growing grapes in California, the “existential crisis” that changed his winemaking philosophy, and …

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04
Feb

Nourishing Minds, Challenging Tastes

The award-winning journal Gastronomica celebrates food and culture with articles, literature, humor, and art selected to challenge and to entertain. Exploring food in all its incarnations, not just the meal on the …

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