March 10, 2016

Subcultures

Welcome to North Gate Radio’s first show of 2016. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about subcultures and people breaking the norm. We’ll hear a variety of stories about unusual games, sports and medical treatments. We’ll meet a woman taking a new approach to death and visit an Oakland pro-wrestling show performed in drag. We also have a story about a decades-long live action role-playing game and an audio postcard from Elko, Nevada, examining the LGBT voting population there.

CREDITS:

PRODUCER: Marylee Williams
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Ted Andersen
ANCHORS: Graelyn Brashear, Matt Beagle
REPORTERS: Marylee Williams, Lacy Roberts, Sam Omar Hall, Bonnie Chan, Teresa Cotsirilos
ENGINEER: Laura Klivans
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ben Manilla
MUSIC: "Do My Thing" by Estelle featuring Janelle Monae; "Bye, Bye, Bye" by NSYNC



INDIVIDUAL STORIES FROM SHOW

Fighting for LGBT Rights in Rural America

In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to legalize gay marriage. Elko, Nevada, celebrated with their first gay pride parade last year. North Gate Radio spoke to two LGBT activists there about the pace of change in rural America.

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Honey Bees as Medicine

The CDC estimates there are around 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease in the United States annually.

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Hoodslam Pro-Wrestlers Throw Down in Heels

If you’ve lived in Oakland long enough, your weirdest friend might have already told you about Hoodslam.

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Death Eaters

Rachel James is a “death nerd” who studies and does public speaking about death-related topics, including suicide culture and end-of-life decisions.

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For 35 Years, a Parallel Life

Janyce Hall is a gamer. Not video games, but tabletop role-playing games – just think Dungeons and Dragons.

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