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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

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Hunger And Hope In The Avenues

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

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

  • Her Sister's Keeper

    Wednesday, April 23, 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.