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| NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

What Oaxacan and Ethiopian cuisine have to do with being an American

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Ethiopian chef Genet Agonafer and Guelaguetza's Bricia Lopez explain how the food they make shapes what it means to them to be an American.

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A Nation Engaged: being transgender means you have two American identities

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The you as you are now, and the you before you transitioned. Making sure the government sees that new you can be an arduous process.

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'A Nation Engaged': As power shifts, things get ugly, but 'it makes me feel hopeful'

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NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

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On being young, black and confused in America

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Tyree Boyd-Pates was a child when he learned he was black. In the decades to follow, he'd come to understand identity through his eyes and the eyes of others.

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'A Nation Engaged': 'I feel most American when I'm not in the States'

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NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

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A Nation Engaged: 'To me, being an American is a bunch of hyphens'

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"Now there's a shift...where checking 'I am other' is actually empowering." A Nation Engaged looks at what it means to be American through the mixed heritage lens.

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Actress Constance Wu: U.S. needs a 'fierce and productive' conversation on race

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NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.