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Out There

November 2, 2017

Out There

Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean the ghosts are gone. On this episode of North Gate Radio, we’ll hear from women who live as witches year round, and cowboys who never hang up their hats. We’ll also get an update on Puerto Rico, where a team of nurses is employing a different kind of magic to survive.


PRODUCER: Caroline Champlin
ANCHORS: Sawsan Morrar and Sonja Hutson
REPORTERS: Margaret Katcher, Alex Orlando, Sawsan Morrar, Sonja Hutson, Rachel Cassandra
ENGINEER: Cat Schuknecht
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Laura Klivans and Ethan Lindsey
MUSIC: "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell, "New Person, Same Old Mistakes" by Tame Impala, "Pokerface" by Lady Gaga


Puerto Rico

Oakland nurse shares her experiences from the hurricane aftermath after spending two weeks in Puerto Rico helping victims.

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‘Prayers With Props’: Bay Area Witch Rituals

When you hear the word “witch” you might think of pointy hats and Halloween costumes. But to many, being a witch is a religion and a way of life. Reporter Sonja Hutson, who is new to all this, went to a witch ritual in Oakland to celebrate “Witch’s New Year.”

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San Francisco’s Haunted Hotel

Reporter Alex Orlando takes us inside San Francisco’s Hotel Majestic for a closer look at the hotel’s haunted history.

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Take a Walk with Witches

On a warm Sunday afternoon, a group of people gather for a tour around Oakland’s Lake Merritt. It isn’t just any tour – it’s a Witches’ Walking Tour. Phoenix Love Armenta, who calls herself the “Woke Witch,” leads the monthly, two-mile plant identification walk. She stops to point out boring-looking…

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Oakland Black Cowboys’ Association

North Gate reporter Rachel Cassandra spent time at the Oakland Black Cowboys’ Association parade in DeFremery Park, Oakland, CA. The Oakland Black Cowboys’ Association is an educational organization that teaches kids about black cowboys, who are often left out of mainstream media representations of the cowboy. Back in the day…

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