March 9, 2017

Law and Order

Welcome to North Gate Radio’s first show of 2017. This week, we’re talking about law and order. Our reporters bring you stories about free speech on college campuses, prisoners reintegrating into society, black gun owners supporting the second amendment, UC Berkeley students dealing with the immigration ban, and the potential consequences of advancements in DNA testing. Join us for this episode, and our entire spring season!

CREDITS:

PRODUCER: Gabriel Tolliver
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Ariel Plotnick
ANCHORS: Reis Thebault and Anna Clausen
REPORTERS: Reis Thebault, Gabriel Tolliver, Shiho Takezawa, Christina Koningisor & Anna Clausen
ENGINEER: Lacy Jane Roberts
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Laura Klivans



INDIVIDUAL STORIES FROM SHOW

‘Free Speech for Me, Free Speech for Thee’

On Feb. 1, UC Berkeley police canceled a scheduled speech by Breitbart editor and alt-right supporter Milo Yiannopolous because of protests. School officials say the violence was caused by black-clad rioters unaffiliated with the university. But hundreds of students and staff signed petitions and called for the event’s cancellation. Reporter…

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Reintegration through Farming

In 2015, California had 550,000 prisoners, the second highest number in the country. Many of the felons go back into prison after they are released, due to structural discrimination and marginalization.

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BLACKS WITH GUNS

BLACKS WITH GUNS?! to some the image of armed Black people evokes fear going back to slavery. The right to bear arms under the second amendment is an ongoing debate. Research had shown African Americans favoring gun control over gun rights. But because of high-profile gun violence against black communities,…

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Stuck in Berkeley

While her teachers and fellow students travel to Cambridge, England for research and field work at the end of March, Parisa Mir will be forced to stay behind. Mir is an international student from Iran, stuck in Berkeley because of the U.S. government’s unpredictable immigration policy.

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DNA Algorithms

DNA analysis has always been hard to challenge in court. But with new computer programs, it becomes even more difficult. Where defendants used to question a human technician during trial, now, they’re faced with a machine.

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