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College Prep

The most important preparation for college that Youth Radio's Soraya Shockley had to do didn't take place in the classroom.

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Separated at Birth

Dr. Alice Chen says America's two most important health insurance programs — Medicare and Medicaid — share today's birthday, but not the same public image.

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Animal Abuse, Then and Now

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau finds parallels between the mistreatment of animals in ancient Rome and modern America.

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The Bay Area's Lost Military History

Matt Truesdell says that when base closings virtually wiped out the Bay Area's military presence, part of its character and history went AWOL, too.

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Curiosity Saved the Cat

Sandya Krishna was used to learning whatever she had to know for the test. Until someone asked a simple question she couldn't answer.

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Words

Hank Smith struggles to live up to the simple words from his autistic son.

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The Wilderness That Never Was

Mike Newland's work on Coast Miwok archaeology challenges the very concept of a pristine wilderness before humans.

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What Drives Cities

Bay Area cities have been dubbed among the least friendly cities for drivers. Brock Winstead says, 'Congratulations.'

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The City Lights

Ingrid Rojas Contreras has a mysterious companion on her frequent trips to her roof to see the city lights.

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The Right to Be Single

Marriage equality was a landmark civil rights achievement, says Clyde Wadsworth, but the dignity of those who choose to be single matters, too.

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