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Crossing the Divide

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Crossing the Divide is a daily podcast following a team of five young reporters driving cross-country at a time of deep division in America. Produced by WGBH and The GroundTruth Project. Follow and weigh in at xthedivide.org and XTheDivide on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

Crossing the Divide is a daily podcast following a team of five young reporters driving cross-country at a time of deep division in America. Produced by WGBH and The GroundTruth Project. Follow and weigh in at xthedivide.org and XTheDivide on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
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Crossing the Divide is a daily podcast following a team of five young reporters driving cross-country at a time of deep division in America. Produced by WGBH and The GroundTruth Project. Follow and weigh in at xthedivide.org and XTheDivide on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

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@XTheDivide

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English


Episodes

E59: All Good Things Must Come to an End

11/14/2017
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As the van drives over the Golden Gate Bridge, Rachel says goodbye in her last Crossing the Divide podcast. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "Home, Home at Last" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:02:56


E57: Meet Sumaya, a Somali American Fashion Designer

11/11/2017
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As the fellowship wraps up, Rachel shared part of an interview from Minneapolis that didn't make it into the reporting project for Minnesota. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "Town Market" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:03:59


E56: Fresno? More Like Fres-yes!

11/10/2017
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Brittany and Qainat shared why they're going to Fresno, CA, this weekend. It involves some awesome mariachi music and flamenco dancing. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "Querida" by Omar Nare.

Duration: 00:10:39


E55: I Think There's an Ocean Here

11/9/2017
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With one week left in the fellowship, Rachel turned in a draft of her radio script for the reporting in California. Part of the team headed north of San Francisco to a small beach town. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "Sylvester" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:03:14


E54: Racism in America

11/8/2017
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In an interview last night, Reverend Amos Brown discussed the role of black churches in America, and how evil in the form of racism threatens to tear apart this country. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear, "Just Below the Surface" and "Plate Synthesis" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:05:12


E53: Rachel's Radio Story Airs on Montana Public Radio

11/7/2017
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Rachel's radio story about the tension surrounding wildfires and forest management in Montana aired on MTPR. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration: 00:10:46


E52: Third Baptist Church in the Fillmore District, San Francisco

11/6/2017
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The team attended a Sunday service at the historic Third Baptist Church. Rachel interviewed Rev. James Smith, an organist and the Artistic Director of the Charles Tindley Academy of Music. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration: 00:08:03


E51: Noodles and Conundrums

11/5/2017
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On the way to a noodle shop, Brittany shared her struggle with street photography and a looming deadline. Music credit: "Jettisoned" and "Massive" by Podington Bear.

Duration: 00:08:06


E50: Beauty Salon Struggles Reflect Growing Tension in San Francisco

11/4/2017
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Rachel, Mahlia and Brittany met a beauty salon owner in the Fillmore District who is struggling to make ends meet. She reflects an issue many small business owners are facing in this historically black neighborhood where rent, property taxes, and changing demographics are pushing out long-time residents. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration: 00:04:58


E49: A Jazz Artist in the Fillmore

11/3/2017
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At a public rally and press conference at the Fillmore Heritage Center in San Francisco, Rachel met a well-known jazz artist, Dr. David Hardiman Sr. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration: 00:04:50


E48: Exploring the Fillmore District in San Francisco

11/2/2017
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In preparation for the team's reporting project in San Francisco, Rachel explored the Fillmore District and recorded some ambient sound. Music credit: "Jettisoned" and "Evenhanded" by Podington Bear.

Duration: 00:02:59


E47: Rachel Gets Voice Lessons

11/1/2017
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After getting good 'tape' from interviewees and writing an editor-approved script, the home stretch for a radio journalist is recording their own voice before 'mixing' all the audio together. That should be the easy part, right? Well ... Rachel received some voice coaching from the GroundTruth Project's Rachel Rohr and Qainat Kahn. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "When We Set Out" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:06:45


E46: That Time When Brittany Thought She Was Going To Die

10/30/2017
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In the spirit of Halloween, Brittany shared her mishap on a mountain in Montana. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear, "Plate Synthesis" and "Flutterbee" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:07:03


E45: From Montana to Nevada, by way of Reno

10/29/2017
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The team left Missoula, MT, for Reno, NV, on Friday. Rachel wrapped up the script edit for her Montana reporting and went for a hike with Ben near Tahoe. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "City Limits" by Blue Dot Session.

Duration: 00:02:09


E44: Packing for Road Trips and Inequality in America

10/27/2017
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On the drive into Missoula today, Qainat and Rachel discussed what they wish they had left behind and what they wish they had brought with them on this cross-country journey. Qainat shared what she's been learning from "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," a book that unravels America's history over the last 35 years. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "City Limits" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:06:55


E43: Busy Field Producers and Last Day at Two Eagle River High School

10/26/2017
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Our field producers Ben and Qainat talked about their story scouting and reporting in western Montana. At Two Eagle River High School, Qainat, Ben and Rachel learned more about the students in the journalism class and left with the best high school newspaper anyone had seen. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration: 00:09:12


E42: Where the Rivers are Clean, Clear and Cold

10/24/2017
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With the first draft deadline for the Montana reporting looming near, Rachel went for a run to get some inspiration. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear.

Duration: 00:03:48


E41: A Purple State During Divisive Times

10/22/2017
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While U.S. politics have become increasingly polarized, Zack Porter with the Montana Wilderness Association would argue the reality on the ground is much more collaborative. Music credit: "Jettisoned" and "Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:04:25


E40: Rachel's Least Favorite Part About Reporting

10/21/2017
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As Rachel rushed off to find another cafe with internet in downtown Missoula, she reflected on the difficulty of squeezing six hours of interviews into six minutes for radio. Music credit: "Jettisoned" by Podington Bear and "City Limits" by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration: 00:03:51

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