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March 21, 2019


This week on North Gate Radio, we’re bringing you stories about people working to change the game for themselves – and for their communities. We talk to people, community groups, and sports teams about the problems they’re trying to solve and why they stay in the fight.

Amy Mostafa talks to the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative about how to help Bay Area residents stay put. Then, she introduces us to the newest member of the Hayward City Council, Aisha Wahab. She’s the first Afghan-American elected official in the nation. Ashvini Malshe takes us inside Prizm, an Oakland nail salon that sees self-care as a revolutionary practice. Jameson Weiss heads to an actual game to find out why the Cal Rugby team is so good –– and flies so under-the-radar.

Across the bay, Nina Sparling visits an old model of San Francisco to talk to people about how city is changing today. And finally, Meg Shutzer visits Jolene’s –– the only lesbian bar in city limits.


PRODUCER: Annie Berman
ANCHORS: Carla Williams and Jesse Clements
REPORTERS: Ashvini Malshe, Amy Mostafa, Megan Shutzer, Nina Sparling, Jameson Weiss
ENGINEER: Francesca Fenzi
MUSIC: “Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie, “Debaser” by The Pixies, “Come Together” by The Internet


Aisha Wahab Makes History in Hayward

Reporter Amy Mostafa has the story on what’s ahead for the Aisha Wahab in 2019. She’s the newest member of Hayward’s city council –– and the first Afghan-American elected official nationwide.

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How a Housing Co-Op Seeks to Resist Bay Area Resident Displacement

Reporter Amy Mostafa speaks to the East Bay Real Estate Cooperative’s Noni Session on how their model of co-ownership and co-management works; and their vision for future east bay housing communities.  

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Cal Rugby

Unlike other Cal Athletics teams, rugby is wildly successful. Reporter Jameson speaks to the Head Coach and Daily Cal Sports Editor to find out more about the unsung success of the UC Berkeley Rugby team.

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Oakland Nail Technician on Self-Care

Rozel, or “Ro,” Cruz is a nail technician and the owner of Prizm Nails in North Oakland. She considers herself to be in the business of self-care, and seeks to offer client services with that in mind. As an artist, designer, and member of the Filipina community, Cruz often gains…

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Who is San Francisco Built For?

Ever thought about what San Francisco used to look like? It’s as easy as taking a trip to your local public library thanks to a new exhibit from SFMoMA. Pieces of a model of the city built in 1938 are on display through the end of April – and locals…

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New Bar on the Block

Bars come and go in San Francisco these days, but the opening of Jolene’s on Harrison and 16th has been getting a lot of attention. That’s because Jolene’s is a lesbian bar — and the only one in San Francisco. In spite of San Francisco’s reputation as a hub for…

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