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Cosmo Garvin

Contributing Reporter

Cosmo is a veteran print reporter trying his hand at radio journalism. He's covered the environment, urban development, education, crime, media, and lots of other stuff. He has worked for the Sacramento News and Review for the last 16 years, and he has a stack of awards to prove it. He writes a weekly column on local politics and policy, called Bites. He is this close to getting his master's degree in Public Policy from California State University, Sacramento.  He loves open, transparent government and pho. He is the only reporter he knows ever to be kicked out of the Sacramento County main jail. 

    Stories by Cosmo Garvin

  • Lynda’s Choice

    October 6, 2017

    Housing Choice Vouchers are supposed to help low-income people live in neighborhoods with convenient transit, good schools and economic opportunities. In reality, voucher holders have few good choices.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Hunger And Hope In The Avenues

    December 5, 2014

    Residents of a low-income neighborhood line up by the hundreds for free food distributed by Ebenezer Christian Center several times each month. Grocery stores are miles away. Transportation options are few in this urban food desert.

  • Her Sister's Keeper

    May 9, 2014

    Loretta Jackson’s house is full of family. Besides her husband, daughter and granddaughter, she provides care for her sister Shirlene, who had a stroke and father, Theodis, who was diagnosed with dementia. She relies on faith to pull her through.