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October 19, 2017


Imagine if the water from your own sink was unsafe to drink. Or if community violence limited your chances to go to college. What if the government threatened your job–or even your family. How would you face these challenges? On this episode we’ll look into the lives of people who refuse to give up, even when the odds seem stacked against them.


PRODUCER: Sonja Hutson
ANCHORS: Margaret Katcher and Spencer Silva
REPORTERS: Caroline Champlin, Margaret Katcher, Ryan Lindsay, Rachel Loyd, Cassady Rosenblum
ENGINEER: Cat Schuknecht
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Laura Klivans and Ethan Lindsey
MUSIC: "Sun Models - Instrumental" by ODESZA, "Passionfruit - Instrumental" by Drake, "The Remedy (I Won't Worry) - Instrumental" by Jason Mraz


The Flint Water Crisis Persists as Tensions Rise

Not much has changed since the Flint Water Crisis made national headlines in October 2015. In April 2014, Michigan government officials decided to switch Flint’s water source from the Great Lakes Water Authority to the Flint River that is contaminated with lead, carcinogens and other toxic waste as a “cost-saving…

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Improving Healthcare for Latinos in the Face of DACA Threats

In California, many Latinos don’t have a regular primary physician. A study by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that race and ethnicity – as well as concerns about English skills — are among the top reasons why. One Sonoma County health center is trying to improve care by boosting the number…

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Historic Fraternity Struggles For Inclusion

Berkeley’s Sigma Phi fraternity is trying to upend gender norms by allowing women to live in the same house as them. They’re even trying to allow women to join the fraternity itself.

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Oakland Promise Turns Two

The Oakland Promise is a program designed to triple the number of Oakland students who graduate from high school over the next decade. Reporter Cassady Rosenblum checks in to see how it is going in year two.

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Hope for DACA at Berkeley

Arturo Fernandez is a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley. He’s also a DACA recipient. As the government threats to rescind DACA, Fernandez is concerned about the future.

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