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.

Library of Congress

Risk Takers Still See Golden Opportunities In California

March 12, 2018

California’s early history redefined how Americans saw failure and success. Today, the state’s economy continues to benefit from entrepreneurs eager to take big chances.

Maynard L. Parker, photographer. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

California’s Middle Class Is In Decline, Despite The State’s Immense Wealth

March 8, 2018

California’s $2.75 trillion economy makes it the world’s sixth largest and is a source of pride for the state. But that impressive ranking disguises an economic fault-line: The decline of the middle class.

Courtesy, Office of Governor Jerry Brown

State Government

How The Home Of Reagan Turned Into The Trump Resistance

March 1, 2018 | Ben Bradford

Immigration and the Latino vote swayed the state away from GOP support toward the liberal Democratic Party agenda.

Today's California Dream

February 15, 2018

What is the California Dream? Whose dream is it? How has it changed changed? We examine those questions and others facing Californians as part of “Today’s California Dream,” a special statewide call-in show Thursday at noon.