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The California Report

Somali Refugees Prep for College

In Somalia, girls are much less likely to go to school than boys are. Here in the United States, Somali girls attending San Diego city schools are surpassing their male counterparts academically.

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Feds Propose New Safety Rules as Oil Transport by Rail Increases

This week, the federal government proposed new rules to improve the safety of trains carrying crude oil after a number of recent explosions, including one in Quebec that killed 47 people. The changes could take several years to kick in, but in the meantime more and more oil trains are coming to California.

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State Politics Roundup

State Politics Roundup

In a broadcast from our Sacramento studios we'll talk state politics and examine some major bills awaiting action in the Capitol. And we'll check in with two newly elected legislative leaders.

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Unaccompanied Children Crossing the U.S. Border

Last month, President Obama acknowledged that the tens of thousands of unaccompanied, undocumented minors trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border constituted an "urgent humanitarian situation." The minors, who are mainly from Mexico and other Central American countries, pose legal and political challenges to the administration, as public opposition to detention centers to house them grows.

Perspectives

Daily commentary from KQED listeners

A Workaholic's Summer Off

For a workaholic like Paula Reinman, taking the entire summer off is as worthwhile as it is difficult.

Pond Turtles

The desert tortoise is the state reptile, but Michael Ellis looks at California's only indigenous turtle, the western pond turtle.

I Have Cancer

Despite the horror of a cancer diagnosis, Judy Bastin finds courage in the support of family and friends.

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