October 12, 2017

Breaking Convention

It’s common to feel stuck to the status-quo, but what happens when you break from it? This week we bring you stories about people breaking convention, from a woman who broke cultural traditions for true love, to folks who stare deeply into strangers’ eyes, to baseball players who are now finding it easier to knock it out of the park.


PRODUCER: Rachel Loyd
ANCHORS: Alex Orlando and Cassady Rosenblum
REPORTERS: Rachel Cassandra, Sonja Hutson, Sawsan Morrar, Alex Orlando, Spencer Silva
ENGINEER: Cat Schuknecht
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Laura Klivans and Ethan Lindsey
MUSIC: "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye and Kimbra, "Breakin' Dishes" by Rihanna, "Fight the Power (Instrumental)" by Public Enemy
PHOTO CREDIT: Newtown Graffiti/Flickr


Breaking Tradition for True Love

Knanaya Catholics practice endogamy, which means the people who marry non-Knanaya people aren’t considered Knanaya anymore. They’re, in fact, expelled. They can’t go to key cultural event and face stigma from their relatives and friends. But in this modern melting pot age, marrying within the community can be hard for…

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Major League Baseball’s Open Secret

Is a “juiced” ball responsible for Major League Baseball’s newest home run record?

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Cooking Entrepreneurship for Refugees

Oakland Bloom is a kitchen and training program that provides cooking opportunities and cooking space for refugees in the Bay Area.

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Hacking the Operating Room

What happens when today’s medical technology just doesn’t cut it? Alex Orlando takes us to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where engineers and doctors are hacking the operating room.

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The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment

Rachel Cassandra reports from The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, in Lake Merritt, Oakland. About 200 people showed up for the event. Participants sat down with a stranger, on yoga mats or cushions, and maintained silent eye contact for a minute or more. A psychology researcher weighs in on how…

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