California Dream

A statewide collaboration between Capital Public Radio, KQED, KPCC, KPBS and CALmatters focused on key issues of economic opportunity, quality of life and the future of the “California Dream.”

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The California Dream project is a statewide non-profit media collaboration focused on issues of economic opportunity, quality-of-life, and the future of the California Dream. 

Over the next two years, the collaboration will be sharing stories about housing, education, jobs, the wealth gap and more as it presents reporting on radio and television, online and through special programming.

Partner organizations include CalMattersCapital Public RadioKPBSKPCC and KQED.

Share your California dream. On Twitter, use the hashtag #CADream.

Sean Havey for California Dream

Fighting Loneliness As A LGBT Senior In California

April 24, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Older LGBT adults are more likely to be single and childless than heterosexual seniors. Advocates say more needs to be done for this group to help stave off loneliness.

Sean Havey for California Dream

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Graying California: Two Portraits Of How The Golden State Is Dealing With Its Aging Population

April 24, 2019

CapRadio’s healthcare reporter Sammy Caiola and food and sustainability reporter Julia Mitric talk about their stories in the Graying California series. They profile pianist Cliff Shockney and farming couple Alan Haight and Jo McProud

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Gavin Newsom Filled His First 100 Days As California Governor With Splashy Announcements. Not All Are As Bold As They Appeared.

April 17, 2019 | Ben Adler

It’s been a high-profile first 100 days for California’s 40th governor. But in some cases, the substance of Gavin Newsom’s actions has yet to match the sizzle.

Vanessa Rancaño / KQED

Are California Schools Undercounting Homeless Students?

March 13, 2019

A quarter of schools in the state have not identified a single homeless student. What does it take to get it right?