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Galilee Abdullah

Assistant Producer

Galilee Abdullah is an assistant producer for KERA's "All Things Considered" and evening newscasts. 

Originally from North Texas, Galilee was previously a production assistant and production intern at WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR member station. There, she worked on “Worldview,” a global topics talk show. Galilee has also worked as a McCarter Family Fellow at WFMT, a classical music radio station in Chicago.

She was also a storytelling fellow with the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and attended the 2018 Third Coast International Audio Festival as an AIR New Voices scholar. 

Galilee graduated from Northwestern University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology.

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Getting on stage and sharing your inner-thoughts can be nerve-wracking for anyone — let alone fifth graders —but that's what over a hundred of them did recently at the Dallas school district's second annual Student Poetry Slam in North Oak Cliff. 

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At the Solar Preparatory School for Girls in the Dallas school district, two black teachers are incorporating black history into their classrooms — and making it more than just a one-time lesson.

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Students from Dallas Independent School District competed Friday in the annual Foley Gardere Oratory Competition that honors Martin Luther King Jr. The finalists — fourth and fifth graders — delivered speeches answering the question: "What would Dr. King's vision be for America in 2020?"

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Many high school students spent the winter break preparing for the next round of SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Journalist Paul Tough has reported on students heading to college and the tests they have to take. He recently talked with Think host Krys Boyd about how decisions based on standardized test scores — rather than grades — usually favor applicants who come from wealthy families.

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A billboard up this month in Dallas is designed to encourage dialogue on the fundamental teachings of Islam.

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When you think of hackers, you might think of Silicon Valley. But did you know North Texas has its own vibrant community of hackers and cybersecurity enthusiasts?

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Students in high school may not realize it, but they're having to make lots of decisions that will likely determine their future. Journalist Paul Tough joined Krys Boyd on Think to talk about how the choices students make during the college admissions process can impact the rest of their life.

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When students from low-income backgrounds enter top colleges the transition can be difficult. Harvard education professor Anthony Jack talks about some of the hurdles these students face in his new book "The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students."

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People gathered on a Saturday afternoon at the Dallas West Branch Library, not to check out books, but to share their memories of the neighborhood.

Longtime residents were contributing stories, photos and personal artifacts, like church programs, to an event called a "History Harvest."

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Ethiopian New Year is next week, and the Ethiopian community in North Texas will start celebrating this weekend at a festival in Garland.

Thousands are expected to attend the annual Ethiopian Cultural Festival, also called Ethiopia Day. It’s organized by the Mutual Assistance Association for Ethiopian Community (MAAEC)

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In late May, dozens of people gathered at a block party to drink, dance and do the limbo.

It was sort of a pre-party for the big party happening this weekend. A chance to celebrate being LGBTQ, and being black. It's Dallas Southern Pride's Juneteenth Unity Festival.

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In late May, hundreds of mourners packed a church in the heart of the Dallas LGBTQ community to remember the life of Muhlaysia Booker. The transgender 22-year-old was shot and killed in May, her body found on a street in Far East Dallas.

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Muslims in North Texas and around the world have been celebrating Ramadan, the holy month during which Muslims fast daily from dawn through dusk. It ends with Eid al-Fitr.

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The country's top young spellers battle next week in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Last year’s champion, Karthik Nemmani, is from McKinney.

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Built over a busy downtown Dallas freeway, Klyde Warren Park offers visitors over five acres of green space to eat, play and relax.

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Students in the Dallas school district recently competed in the annual Foley Gardere Oratory Competition that honors Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s eight finalists, fourth- and fifth-graders, delivered speeches answering the question: "What would Dr. King say to the children of today's world?"

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By definition, misdemeanors are relatively minor crimes. However, the misdemeanor system is so large, it includes a wide spectrum of offenses.