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Culmination of Year-long #UndocumentedCA Radio Series Airs October 28

Constance Crawford | (916) 278-8955

Sacramento, Calif. – October 26, 2016:  Capital Public Radio’s award-winning documentary series, The View From Here, will air the culmination of its year-long initiative examining undocumented immigration in California. The hour-long multimedia documentary "California Dream, Undocumented," will air this Friday, October 28th at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Capital Public Radio News stations and online at capradio.org.

“The goal of this year-long, in-depth initiative was to put a human face on an issue that’s dividing the country,” said Capital Public Radio’s Chief Content Officer Joe Barr. “We're proud of our effort to create journalism that delves deep into an issue that has garnered so much attention during this election. It is rare that radio stations are able to devote the resources necessary to deliver this kind of long-form reporting.”

The documentary featuring the struggles and challenges of undocumented immigrants in California originally aired as a three-part series in late 2015 and the spring of 2016.. But the initiative has roots that date back to the spring of 2015. That’s when CapRadio brought together a diverse group of educators, students, community leaders, policy analysts, legal advocates, workers and labor leaders to discuss undocumented immigration.

That stakeholder convening launched this year-long reporting initiative,  Undocumented Immigration in California . Since then, CapRadio reporters have produced 46 stories on different facets of the issue, covering key trends and topics that stakeholders and audience members said they wanted to hear about – from healthcare to employment to education to arrival stories

The Voices and Stories of 'California Dream, Undocumented': The Original Three-part Series

  • "Undocumented Student 'Feels Like an American Girl'"
    Many undocumented Millennials in California expect to go to college, and new laws make it possible. Laura Aguilar has been admitted to grad school, and hopes to be a dentist in four years, but she worries her immigrant status may still limit her.

  • "Navigating Life and Love When One Parent Is Undocumented"
    Bernardo Martinez Cordova came to the U.S. illegally and quickly found a job. He also found romance with American citizen Kara Davis. The young couple must navigate between two worlds as they raise their family, despite the threat of deportation.

  • "Out of the Shadows and Into Marriage"
    For immigrants seeking U.S. residency, marriage provides a clear pathway. Being undocumented makes it complicated. Being gay made it impossible, until recently. His marriage was the last step in Juan Morales' 24-year journey out of the shadows.

The hour-long documentary will air on Capital Public Radio News stations; 90.9 FM Sacramento, 90.5 FM Tahoe/Reno, 91.3 FM Stockton/Modesto and 88.1 FM Quincy. A podcast of the full documentary and photos of all three immigration journeys are available through shareable web stories at capradio.org/view or at capradio.org/undocumentedca.

Partial funding for the #UndocumentedCA project was provided by the California Endowment.

About The View From Here The View From Here is an award-winning documentary series from Capital Public Radio. TVFH produces thought-provoking first-person documentaries and digital stories that inspire us to learn, understand and respond. We build stronger communities through artful, relevant storytelling that connects us to each other's experiences, challenges and dreams.