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Coming up on Radio Specials:

Wed, Aug 31, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 -- 8:00 PM America Abroad

Africas Fight Against Islamic Extremism -- Islam has been peacefully practiced in sub-Saharan Africa for centuries in places like Senegal and Sudan. But in the past few decades, extreme versions of the religion has been penetrating into the continent, often filling the void of weak governmental authorities. In this episode of America Abroad, explore the historical role of Islam in Africa, how Islamist groups have taken hold in parts of it, and what's being done to resist them. Youll hear from people on the ground in Kenya, Nigeria and Sudan; And learn about the role of Middle Eastern countries in exporting more radical forms of Islam to sub-Saharan Africa through mosques and madrasas.



Recently on Radio Specials:

Fri, Aug 26, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 -- 2:00 AM The Commonwealth Club

Is the Rising Tide Lifting All Boats? Race and Inclusion in the Bay Area -- The Bay Area is at a crossroads. We live in one of the most industrious, exciting places anywhere. We know that our vitality, ingenuity and broad array of cultural identities make the region special. Yet we also know that we have significant challenges. People are worried about jobs, housing, transportation, and about making sure that everybody has the chance to participate, prosper and reach their full potential, regardless of their race or the neighborhood in which they live.Is it possible to provide true opportunity for all residents of our region, or is the notion of Bay Area exceptionalism just a myth?

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 -- 8:00 PM The Commonwealth Club

Is the Rising Tide Lifting All Boats? Race and Inclusion in the Bay Area -- The Bay Area is at a crossroads. We live in one of the most industrious, exciting places anywhere. We know that our vitality, ingenuity and broad array of cultural identities make the region special. Yet we also know that we have significant challenges. People are worried about jobs, housing, transportation, and about making sure that everybody has the chance to participate, prosper and reach their full potential, regardless of their race or the neighborhood in which they live.Is it possible to provide true opportunity for all residents of our region, or is the notion of Bay Area exceptionalism just a myth?

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 -- 2:00 AM Innovation Hub: Reinventing Childhood

What does childhood look like in the 21st century? That's the question Innovation Hub explores in its latest 1-hour offering, as cutting-edge thinkers examine how technology and new ways of parenting are shaping young minds.In this special show, we look at the reinvention of childhood. We'll investigate whether technology is rewiring young brains. Plus, we look at how parental behavior has evolved, molding children in entirely new ways. Guests include UC Berkeley historian Paula Fass and University of Virginia psychologist Daniel Willingham, among others.

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