March 23, 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. All that, plus: hear how Oakland residents feel about “Trumpcare” and a Cambodian American learns about her country’s bloody history.


PRODUCER: Cat Schuknecht
ANCHORS: Ariel Plotnick and Brian Krans
REPORTERS: Christina Koningisor, Brian Krans, Shiho Takezawa, Reis Thebault, Gabriel Tolliver
ENGINEER: Lacy Roberts
MUSIC: "Home" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, "Homecoming" by Kanye West, "Hear My Train a Comin'" by Jimi Hendrix
PHOTO CREDIT: Pixella Photo, Flickr


Putting the Art Back in BART

In the sixties, when architects and engineers were first planning the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, they had big dreams. Trains would circle the bay, traveling up into Marin and down to Palo Alto. But BART founders wanted to do more than move people — they wanted to move people,…

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Scars of Khmer Rouge

Thavery, a Cambodian American, had a hard time in her teenage years dealing with issues at home and in school. After a visit to a community center in Oakland, she began to learn the history of the Khmer Rouge who killed two million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979.

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Wolves in Wyoming

Wyoming is poised to take control over the gray wolf population in the state. It plans to allow wolves to be killed on sight in most of Wyoming. Ranchers say this protects their livestock. Conservationists say it’s harmful and cruel.

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Afghanistan Redux

Afghanistan Redux is a casual conversation between Gabriel Tolliver, a former US Army video journalist who deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and journalists Atia Musazay and Manjula Varghese who recently returned from Afghanistan where they profiled an Afghan women’s mountain climbing club.

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Oakland reacts to Republican healthcare bill

This week, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., will vote on the American Health Care Act, part of Republican’s “repeal-and-replace” strategy for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Some people in Oakland had a few opinions about that.

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