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 Imran Chaudhry

Author Reyna Grande On Her New Memoir, 'A Dream Called Home'

Distance and separation affect people differently. Author Reyna Grande’s early life experiences have led her to seek a settledness, a home. She talks about this in the sequel to her memoir, "The Distance Between Us," titled "A Dream Called Home."

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California Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo Speaks From El Salvador, Part 2

In Part Two, California Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, speaking from El Salvador, talks about how her family came to the U.S., her university studies, how she feels about how the media handles news from the border and how she entered government.

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California Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo Speaks From El Salvador, Part 1

Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo joined Gov. Gavin Newsom on a trip to El Salvador in April of this year. Carrillo talked about the importance of the relationship between California and El Salvador and why Salvadorans are coming to the U.S.

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California Stopped Tracking Sexual Harassment Complaints Years Ago. What Happens Now?

At the height of the Me Too movement, California leaders couldn’t answer basic questions about the prevalence of sexual harassment complaints across state agencies. That’s because the state eliminated its tracking system in 2012.

David Finlayson


July 17, 2019

New Classical Tracks: Anthony And Demarre McGill Soar With 'Winged Creatures'

Clarinetist Anthony McGill shares insights into the inspiration behind 'Winged Creatures,' a new recording project brought to life in collaboration with his brother Demarre McGill and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.


California Dream

July 17, 2019

Despite A Growing Latino Middle Class, California Families Face Hurdles Getting There

Despite rising incomes and lower poverty rate for Latinos, many California families struggle.

Rich Ibarra / Capital Public Radio

July 16, 2019

Rich Ibarra

Wilting Under Pressure Of Blooming Crowds, Amador County’s Daffodil Hill Closes Indefinitely

Thousands of visitors made the trek up to the foothills each spring to view the hillside covered with daffodils, but its owners say the crowds were overwhelming.

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Gavin Newsom Promised College Savings Accounts For Kindergarteners. He’s Taken A $50 Million Step

During his campaign for governor, Gavin Newsom promised to create a "financial foundation for college beginning in kindergarten." We wanted to know what progress, if any, Newsom has made.

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Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Honorees

July 18, 2019

Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street and Michael Tilson Thomas will be recognized for their lifetime contributions to the performing arts at a gala in December.


Tell Us: How Are You Preparing For The Heat Wave?

July 18, 2019

With heat indexes of up to 115 degrees expected in cities across parts of the country, NPR wants to know how your city, company or organization is planning to keep people cool, hydrated and safe.