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LATEST SHOW | 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.

Friday, April 6, 2012

An Ounce of Prevention

Every dollar spent on prevention today could save five dollars in future health care costs. Community health innovators in California and Mexico apply strategies and technologies to help people become more resilient and require less medical care.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dealing With Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is hitting hardest in communities of color, where access to health care and healthy choices can be limited by income, education and geography. Across California, culturally-based approaches are lengthening and saving lives.