March 17, 2016

Changes

Today’s episode is all about change: the good, the bad and the kind that very nearly kills you. We have stories about an Oakland business making a fundamental change thanks to an unlucky name choice, the female world heavyweight boxing champion training to defend her title, the opiate epidemic affecting communities across the U.S. and a pair of twins whose rule for playing the lottery changed both their lives.

CREDITS:

PRODUCER: Graelyn Brashear
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Matt Beagle
ANCHORS: Teresa Cotsirilos, Chris Harland-Dunaway
REPORTERS: Ted Andersen, Graelyn Brashear, Matt Beagle, Charlotte Jacquemart, Chris Harland-Dunaway
ENGINEER: Laura Klivans
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ben Manilla
MUSIC : "Changes" by David Bowie; "Seasons (Waiting on You)" by Future Islands; “Money Changes Everything” by Cyndi Lauper



INDIVIDUAL STORIES FROM SHOW

Big Girls Don’t Cry

At Babyface Boxing gym in Pacifica, the heavyweight champion of the world is in training. Martha “The Shadow” Salazar, is set to defend her title tomorrow. Reporter Charlotte Jacquemart visited the gym to talk with The Shadow.

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The Twin Rule

Twin sisters Lisa Toton and Laura Poorman always believed that one day, their careful lotto strategy would pay off big time. Graelyn Brashear brings us the story of what happened when it did.

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Still Alive: One Man’s Battle with Addiction

Willie was only a teenager when he started abusing painkillers. He was heading down the road of addiction. As the nation grapples with an opiate epidemic, Willie’s story offers a look at the Straight Edge culture that helped him resist drugs.

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What’s In a Name?

The story of an Oakland business that thrived for a decade—and then last year had to make a big change when international events conspired against them. Matt Beagle has the story.

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Evicted Nuns Find Unlikely Ally

The Fraternite Notre Dame nuns have run a soup kitchen for the homeless in San Francisco’s Tenderloin for eight years. Last month they got served a three-day notice from their landlord. The rent went up 60 percent and they just can’t pay it. Can they come up with a miracle?

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