North Gate Radio

ABOUT OUR SHOW:

North Gate Radio is a weekly radio show produced by the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Listen live each Thursday on KALX 90.7 FM at 9 AM.  Past shows (before 2016) are available on our former site.

May 3, 2017

SOUND

Plug in your headphones! On the semester’s season finale of North Gate Radio our reporters bring you sound from all around.

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April 19, 2017

Under the Surface

Have you ever looked at something and realized there’s more than just what’s on the surface? Of course you have. And so did our reporting team.

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April 5, 2017

Letters From…

This week, we have letters from our reporters. They traveled the world during spring break and brought back their stories.

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March 22, 2017

Home and Abroad

This week’s theme is “Home and Abroad” and our reporters will take you on a trip from the wilds of Wyoming, to the mountains of Afghanistan, and back to our very own East Bay BART stations.

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March 15, 2017

Location, Location

In this episode of North Gate Radio, our reporters bring you stories from five locations across the Bay Area.

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March 8, 2017

Law and Order

Welcome to North Gate Radio’s first show of 2017. This week, we’re talking about law and order.

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December 7, 2016

End of Year

This week, North Gate Radio takes a look back at 2016 for our last episode of the semester.

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November 30, 2016

World AIDS Day

We’re recognizing Worlds AIDS day this week. From the origins of the AIDS epidemic, to talking with those who lived through that era, to dismantling the misconceptions that surround the disease, North Gate Radio has you covered. In this episode, reporters Coby McDonald and Brad Bailey will take you back to the origin of AIDS all the way to the current efforts that are being done to combat the disease. A group advocating AIDS research marches down Fifth Avenue during the 14th annual Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in New York, June 27,…

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November 16, 2016

Science

The cool thing about science is that….well, it’s cool. In this episode of North Gate Radio, Chloe Lessard and Ashley-Grace Vo take you on a journey through the Bay Area and beyond to see what’s going on in the world of science. Nathaniel Mahowald takes a trip up to Berkeley Labs to see what’s going on with scientist who are testing neutrons on the hill. The future of growing food is at stake and Anna Sturla explains why climate change has a lot to do with it. Prop 64 passed…

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November 9, 2016

Transience

We’re talking transitions this week, from keeping circus arts alive to how a local bait shop stays afloat.

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October 26, 2016

Halloween

Things take a turn for the spooky this week, as Juan Reyes and Rosa Kwak lead us on a journey of auditory terror so eldritch it’ll blow Lovecraft out of the water. First, Anna Sturla leads us on an aural adventure through space and time to listen for the first time to the sounds on the LP aboard the voyager spacecraft, currently hurtling through the vacuum of space. If that isn’t enough, next Coby McDonald takes us back in time with the Society for Creative Anachronisms (be prepared for sword fighting). If…

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October 19, 2016

Secrets

We’re going to uncover some secrets this week! Our reporters are bringing you stories you won’t hear anywhere else. First we’ll go undercover under the covers and dive into the world of BDSM. Then we’ll learn about a new way to get birth control that puts control in the hands of the user. After that we’ll meet UC Berkeley’s “Oski” and find out a little more about the history of the famous bear. Next we’ll hear about the lives of pacific islanders in the US and their struggles. Finally, we’ll…

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May 4, 2016

The Voyeur Show

On our last episode of North Gate Radio this semester, we’re talking about voyeurs. What’s it like to be followed by the FBI, or tracked by an investigative journalist? We’ll find out, on this voyeuristic edition of North Gate Radio.

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April 27, 2016

Keeping It Local

Today on North Gate Radio, we’re “Keeping It Local” and bringing your stories about Berkeley.

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April 20, 2016

On The Move

From the cab of an eighteen wheeler to the back of a race bike, North Gate Radio is On the Move.

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March 30, 2016

The International Show

Today’s episode takes us around the world. We have stories about Germany’s refugee crisis, China’s HIV epidemic and the United States’ broken immigration reform. We also interviewed fellow J School students about their past work as foreign correspondents, and about the unifying power of Friends.

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March 16, 2016

Changes

Today’s episode is all about change: the good, the bad and the kind that very nearly kills you. We have stories about an Oakland business making a fundamental change thanks to an unlucky name choice, the female world heavyweight boxing champion training to defend her title, the opiate epidemic affecting communities across the U.S. and a pair of twins whose rule for playing the lottery changed both their lives.

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March 9, 2016

Subcultures

Welcome to North Gate Radio’s first show of 2016. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about subcultures and people breaking the norm. We’ll hear a variety of stories about unusual games, sports and medical treatments. We’ll meet a woman taking a new approach to death and visit an Oakland pro-wrestling show performed in drag. We also have a story about a decades-long live action role-playing game and an audio postcard from Elko, Nevada, examining the LGBT voting population there.

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