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The Sports Episode

April 26, 2018

The Sports Episode

In this episode of North Gate Radio, our team of reporters tackle sports in the Bay Area and beyond.

Sara Harrison catches up with a group of women who were among the first to benefit from Title IX; Muna Danish pays a visit to some active Oakland seniors at the Lincoln Square Recreation Center in Chinatown; Kaitlin Benz gives her friend Jen Magnuson a call to learn how training for a triathlon helped her cope with a rare autoimmune disease; Padmini Parthasarathy and Zoë Ferrigno learn about the exciting world of real-life Quidditch; and Nuria Marquez Martinez brings us the second half of her story about the East Bay’s “hospital desert.”


PRODUCER: Francesca Fenzi
ANCHORS: Kaitlin Benz & Laura Newberry
REPORTERS: Kaitlin Benz, Muna Danish, Zoë Ferrigno, Sara Harrison, Nura Marquez Martinez, Padmini Parthasarathy
ENGINEER: Cat Schuknecht
MUSIC: “Rock n Roll Pt. 2” by Gary Glitter; “My Type ” by Saint Motel; “Thunder ” by Imagine Dragons; “Cult 45” by Shredders; "Run Run Run" by Junge Junge; "Quidditch Theme" conducted by John Williams; "Hedwig's Theme" conducted by John Williams


“Soccer moms” reflect on the lifelong impacts of Title IX

Title Nine was signed into law by President Nixon in 1972. It was supposed to create more gender equality in education. That meant for every men’s sports team, schools had to provide a women’s equivalent. In 1974, fewer than three hundred thousand girls played high school sports. Thanks to Title…

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From Illness to Ironman

Jen Magnuson began training for an Ironman triathlon in an attempt to take back her body from a rare autoimmune disease she was diagnosed with, and on race day in 2008 she left the symptoms of her disease out on the track, never to be seen again.

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Quidditch is a Gritty Sport

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you were probably disappointed when you didn’t get your Hogwarts admission letter when you turned 11. But that doesn’t mean that Muggles can’t still play the official sport of the wizarding world. Reporters Zoe Ferrigno and Padmini Parthasarathy caught up with the UC Berkeley…

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Seniors Stay Active in Oakland’s Chinatown

For the elderly, staying active can be difficult. But that’s not the case at the Lincoln Square Recreation Center in Oakland’s Chinatown. Reporter Muna Danish stopped by for a visit.

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Hospital Desert – Part 2

Richmond is losing its second hospital in less than five years putting many further and further away from an emergency room.

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