Muslim female surfers and modesty on KCET*

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Tonight's "SoCal Connected" on KCET includes a segment on local surfers who are observant Muslims and female and the challenges they face. One of them is what to wear on the beach and in the water. Reporter Dija Dowling talks to some of the surfers and to a designer of swimwear for Muslim women. Yes, a "burkini" is one kind of swimwear. The episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. and repeats Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

Also in the episode: Reporter Cara Santa Maria profiles a South El Monte family that runs an urban farm, and there are features on a pod of orcas in the Bay Area that relies on salmon from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and on the Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park [* Fixed. My mistake! - ed.]

Noted: On April 8, "SoCal Connected" will air a special episode on the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that includes interviews with publisher Austin Beutner and book critic David Ulin, plus features on LA poet laureate Luis J. Rodriguez and The Last Bookstore downtown.

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