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Brooklyn, USA is your home for stories from and about Brooklyn. The stories are compelling, evergreen, and are produced by a curated and rotating group of producers, journalists, storytellers and radio professionals.
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For many, living in Brooklyn is an easy choice to make. But for those who have come to Brooklyn fleeing war and seeking asylum, the story is more complicated. On this trip through Brooklyn, USA, journalist Sriyanka Ray brings you the stories of three Brooklynites who are here not by choice, but by necessity. In the first, a 16-year-old from Yemen traverses international borders and high school girl-dom. In the second, a physician who misses his family in Libya dreams of raising his children in the United States. And in the third, a young Syrian activist living in Bushwick is caught between wanting to remember and trying to forget.
This episode features audio from the Sacred Voices of Syria, recorded by Jason Hamacher for the Lost Origins Sound Series. https://soundcloud.com/lostorigins
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