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Reports and program episodes focusing on the issues of diversity and inclusion, including those of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual expression and religion.
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    The National WWII Museum
    As a coastal area and military hub, the Central Coast was profoundly affected by World War II, from the forced removal of residents of Japanese descent to widespread “blackouts” meant to protect the area from attacks. An upcoming exhibit at the Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History will explore the World War II era on the Central Coast.
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    Courtesy of Shari Rubino, Skipper's Brew
    For decades, gay bars have been a safe haven and communal place for the LGBTQ+ community to come together. But even as much of society moves toward more acceptance and inclusivity, queer-specific spaces can still be hard to find, and the Central Coast is no exception.