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friends abroad

The TV sitcom, Friends, was a favorite staple in many American households. But for the show’s international audience, it was effective at so much more than easy entertainment and comedic exploits. Listen to the story here.

CREDITS:

REPORTER/PRODUCER: Jacqui Ipp
MUSIC: The Rembrandts "I'll Be There for You"

This story features clips from Season 2, Episode 8 “The One With the List”; Season 5, Episode 14 “The One Where Everybody Finds out”; and Season 8, Episode 20 “The One With the Baby Shower."

Why is this Night Different from All Others?

Chinese native Larry Zhou experiences his first Passover Seder in Berkeley, California. As he journeys into a world completely unknown to him, laughter abounds through his utter confusion, but inspiration and introspection prevail. Listen to the story here.

CREDITS:

REPORTER/PRODUCER: Jacqui Ipp
MUSIC: CSNY "Find the Cost of Freedom"

 

 

The Business of Cannabis

This November, voters in nine states will cast their ballots for or against the legalization of cannabis. Among them is California, which today accounts for half of all legal cannabis consumed in the United States. As more states legalize the consumption of marijuana, the business of cannabis grows, with new investment opportunities, new jobs, higher tax returns for public finances, and lower law enforcement costs – meanwhile, more experts worry about addiction to weed. Listen to the show here.

CREDITS: 

PRODUCER: Sam-Omar Hall
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Charlotte Jacquemart
ANCHORS: Bonnie Chan, Jacqui Ipp
REPORTERS: Charlotte Jacquemart, Ted Andersen, Teresa Cotsirilos, Sam-Omar Hall, Marylee Williams, Nailah Morgan
ENGINEER: Laura Klivens
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ben Manilla