The View From Here

Thought-provoking first-person documentaries and digital stories inspire us to learn, understand and respond. We build stronger communities with artful, relevant storytelling that connects us to each other's experiences, challenges and dreams.

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COMING SOON: The View From Here - Place And Privilege

Sacramento's housing shortage affects everyone from middle-class renters priced out of desirable neighborhoods to NIMBY homeowners to homeless residents sleeping (and dying) on the steps of City Hall. There just aren't enough affordable places to live. The View From Here: Place and Privilege will explore the history, politics and economics of housing affordability in California's capitol. We'll also map the crisis through the personal stories of neighbors who are hardest hit and living on the edge.

LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Year At Encina

1,100 students. 21 languages. 56 teachers. Encina Preparatory (6-12) High School serves families who come from around the world and across the street. This year we explore culture, resilience, challenges and change in suburban Sacramento.

Friday, October 28, 2016

California Dream, Undocumented

More than 3 million unauthorized immigrants live in California. Most of these men, women and children come from Mexico. Despite lack of legal status and without a path to citizenship, they are making lives for themselves and their families.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hidden Hunger

Despite the Sacramento region's agricultural abundance, many in our community don't always know where their next meal will come from. Hidden Hunger tells stories of people who are food insecure and of those working to alleviate hunger.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Who Cares

If you're not a caregiver now there's a good chance you'll become one, joining millions of others who make up what is often called the backbone of our long-term health care system. But who cares for family caregivers? How do they care for themselves?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Class Dismissed

One out of four adults in California is a high school dropout. Class Dismissed takes an up-close look at the crisis through the lives of four young people from the Central Valley. The stories reveal what’s at stake for their future and ours.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Autism Grows Up

Twenty years after a sharp rise in autism rates, thousands of California children are aging out of special education. Each one enters adulthood with a unique combination of social deficits that promises a challenging life, even with support.

Friday, August 24, 2012

What's for Lunch?

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act mandates school meals with more fruits and whole grains, while reducing sodium and fat. Sacramento area schools are creating new menus, juggling budgets and cooking up ways to convince kids to eat their vegetables.