Shows From Spring 2011
Listen to Complete Show: Sensory Overload
This is North Gate Radio’s final broadcast for the Spring 2011, so went for something sense-ational. We’re talking about our senses. There’s sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing, but that’s only the beginning. We’ll find out how a plant can trick our senses, making sour things taste sweet. We’ll learn how GPS technology is affecting our natural sense of direction. We’ll find out how our pets can often sense danger before we do. And we’ll go in search of the elusive sixth sense and discover how people develop their psychic abilities.
Listen to Complete Show: Liberation!
This is the final broadcast of NGR’s Tuesday edition for Spring 2011. Sadness!! Today’s show focuses on liberation; freedom. We first hit the street to find out the stories behind some of the tattoos Berkeley folks brandish. Then we chat with renowned ‘travelling storyteller’ Joel Ben Izzy (a.k.a. Rose Oser’s hero) about love, life and unleavened bread. We explore whether or not LGBT rights and Christianity are mutually exclusive. We also get our weekly dose of Cal Sports news. And as you know, the show wouldn’t be complete without the adventures of our buddy, Mr. Arthur Trumpetfellow. Tune in!
Listen to Complete Show: Holy Days and Holy Cows!
Springtime is a special season for many religions. You’re probably familiar with some of the celebrations: Good Friday, Easter and Holi. In today’s show, we take a look at Passover: What is it and how is it celebrated? We later head across the Bay Bridge to Lotta’s Fountain, for the annual commemoration of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Back in the East Bay, we get an update on the proposed expansion of Oakland Zoo, a hotly debated matter by environmental groups for over 10 years! We attend Cal Day, and talk to high school seniors who must make the BIG decision: Cal or UCLA. The UC Men’s Gymnastics coach Tim McNeill joins us, to discuss the possibility of his team’s reinstatement. And as always, we round out the show by checking in with our dear friend, Mr. Arthur Trumpetfellow. What in the world is he up to this week?
Listen to Complete Show: Cultivating Community
Today’s show explores community. We build community in the places we work, live and in the issues we care about. In this show, we hear how people are using a networking web site to enhance their social lives. We talk one-on-one with an urban farmer who is growing a better Oakland one plant at a time. And we see what the experts say about the wide-scale production of genetically-engineered salmon.
Listen to Complete Show: Getting Home Safe
Did you know Oakland has a sister city in Japan? Yes indeed. Fukuoka and Oakland have been siblings for nearly 50 years! In today’s show, we explore this relationship, while checking out how various East Bay organizations are fund-raising for Japan’s earthquake relief. Sports reporter Ryan Gorcey of BearTerritory.net is back in the studio to give us the details regarding Cal Baseball’s reinstatement. We also chat with the California Highway Patrol about this month’s crackdown on naughty drivers who don’t use the required hands-free devices for cell phone calls. And of course, North Gate Radio’s Tuesday edition isn’t complete without a new chapter in the Arthur Trumpetfellow series.
Listen to Complete Show: A Reason to Give
Lives are changed when people give up something of their own. We’ll hear about new online programs where small donations make big dreams come true. We’ll sit down at a Berkeley restaurant where customers decide how much they’ll pay for their meal. We’ll talk to women and hear about what they give up when they give up their maiden names. We’ll hear from people who are using their time and talents to help the survivors of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear emergency in Japan. Finally, we’ll hear from organizers with a Bay Area community forum for trading home-grown produce with neighbors.
Listen to Complete Show: Out of Sight
Reports show evidence of nuclear fallout here in California after the massive earthquake in Japan. Do we really have anything to worry about on the West Coast? In today’s show, we get expert analysis on the increased levels of radiation from Dr. Kai Vetter of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, as well as reactions from Cal students about their fear (or lack thereof). Then we see how one student lives with compromised eyesight, as well as a university in San Francisco that doesn’t charge tuition. Later on, Ryan Gorcey of BearTerritory.net drops by the KALX studio to update us on the future of Cal Baseball. And you know North Gate Radio’s Tuesday edition isn’t complete without the newest chapter of the Arthur Trumpetfellow series.
Listen to Complete Show: Claiming Our Identity
Today we’re talking about identity—how we claim it, share it and what happens when we lose it all together. We’ll dive into the online social networking world, where what you see isn’t always what you get. We’ll hear how a new generation of Hispanics is reviving an old musical tradition. As we share who we are online, we’ll find out how we also risk ourselves in the process. We’ll learn what happens to the dead when their identities are unknown. Finally, we’ll hear from a tribal chairwoman as she describes her multi-ethnic heritage.
Listen to Complete Show: Taking Care of Business
For this morning’s show, we touch base with Cal students about procrastination during Spring Break. We also look at the complexity facing merchants on Telegraph Avenue. We talk to campus Jeopardy! winner professor Dan Melia about the performance of the computer Watson, and hear Mark Ferem‘s analysis of graffiti… in the bathroom. And you know North Gate Radio’s Tuesday edition isn’t complete without the newest chapter of the Arthur Trumpetfellow series. Cheers!
Listen to Complete Show: I'm Gonna Make a Change
Today’s show is about people and places going through transition and how they deal with the changes. First, we hear about the difficulties recently released prisoners have adjusting to the world outside the bars. Next we’ll talk to people transitioning out of gender norms and find out what happens when a person’s physical sex doesn’t much up with their gender identity. Then we’ll head to San Francisco’s Mission District, where 24th that’s population is changing with an influx of U.S. born newcomers. Lastly we’ll hear about a major East Bay institution that’s talking change, too. We talk to Oakland A’s fan Jorge Leon and the possibility of the team’s transition to a new home in San Jose.
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