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PRI’s The World: Why Swedes Love Classic American Cars

Ulf Witasp, 46, was just a kid when he started obsessing over “mopars” – that's American muscle cars outfitted with Chrysler’s special line of motor parts. “When I was 10, there was illegal street racing in my town, Rättvik,” he said. “It was a ‘68 Hemi ‘cuda, which is very, very rare. And the other car was a ‘71 Charger RT. Both mopars. So, then I became a mopar man.”

Angie in Sweden Mini-Doc Series

"Angie in Sweden" is a 14-part travel-doc series. Join Angie as she learns to speak Swinglish, visits 17th century castles, basks in Midsummer, explores immigration, walks with zombies, covers classic car culture, seizes medieval Visby, and savors fika!
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Sacramento Stops Mental Health Stigma

The first time Jaime Carr called the cops on herself, she was in the middle of a psychotic delusion. It was early 2007 and pop star Britney Spears was in the news for having shaved her head. Convinced she had morphed into the famous singer, Carr feared that the gardener, mail carrier and upstairs neighbors were watching her every move. Even the paparazzi, she thought, were hiding out, waiting to snap her picture.
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Filipino Hip-Hop Culture Series

"Whether a creator or connoisseur of the art form—no matter if you rap, deejay, spray paint, breakdance, design apparel or promote events—hip-hop demands that you do it in a way that is true to the best part of who you are. It assumes, in true American form, that everyone has a voice. For Fil-Ams fighting a mentality designed to erase individuality and silence voices, hip-hop is an obnoxiously loud vehicle in which they can’t help but to be seen." —Excerpt from, "Being Filipeanut-American," a magazine story about the life of amateur rapper Albert Balbutin, Jr.

Rewriting Fillmore’s Redevelopment History

In San Francisco's Fillmore District, some high-density housing is going up. The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is building 32 units of affordable townhomes and flats as part of the historic jazz district's revitalization. Lucky applicants will be selected on Oct. 19. But some of those applicants were displaced from this now trendy part of town when the district went through redevelopment back in the 60s. And they are supposed to have a head start.

Meet DJ Fonzzilla

“I got passion for music.” Alphonso “Deejay Fonzzilla” Reduta Tacdol, Jr., 28, has been deejaying since his teens. The Philippine-born music lover earned his nickname for his huge appreciation for a wide range of music styles. In this vignette, he talks more about music appreciation and the inspiring career of the late, great Francis M., the Philippines’ first famed rapper. Check out the rest of this series.