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Woman Sues California Senate For Firing Her After She Reported She Was Raped

May 3, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

A woman who reported she was raped in December of 2016 by an Assembly employee was fired in September of the following year. She says Senate leadership did nothing to help her as she struggled emotionally with the effects of the attack.

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Golden State Killer Case Brings Up Past Trauma For Sexual Assault Survivors

April 27, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The Golden State Killer has been linked to at least four dozen rapes throughout California. Police now have a suspect in custody. While the news brings relief to some, it also triggers fear and anxiety for those who’ve experienced sexual trauma.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Artists Discuss The Intersection Of Entertainment And Rape Culture

November 21, 2017 | Chris Remington

Faceless No More creator Sarah Marie Hawkins and Retrograde Collective founder Arielle Robbins discuss sexual harassment in the arts entertainment industry and how the local community of artists is responding.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sexual Harassment At The Capitol

November 8, 2017 | Chris Remington

Melanie Mason with the Los Angeles Times and Laurel Rosenhall with CALmatters discuss the ongoing sexual harassment controversy at the California Capitol and how they’ve been covering it as reporters.

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State Government

First Name Emerges In Capitol Sexual Harassment Scandal

October 27, 2017 | Ben Adler

A California Assemblyman is the first lawmaker to be named in the sexual harassment scandal sweeping through the state Capitol. A legislative staffer says Democrat Raul Bocanegra groped her at a public event eight years ago.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Public Hearings, Bail Reform

October 26, 2017 | Chris Remington

In this week’s Capitol Chat, State Government Reporter Ben Bradford follows up on the #WeSaidEnough campaign to end sexual harassment at the Capitol and a huge proposal to reform bail procedures announced recently announced.

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Health Care

Why Barbers Could Have A Role In Preventing Domestic Abuse

September 14, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A bill headed to the governor’s desk would require barbers and beauticians all over the state to be trained to spot signs of violence and abuse.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Faceless No More: An Anonymous Oasis For Sexual Assault Survivors

February 13, 2017

A new art exhibit on ArtStreet offers sexual assault survivors a safe space to share their stories anonymously. Sarah Marie Hawkins joins Insight to talk about her work on this piece.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

New Laws: Changes to Sexual Assault Sentences and Allowing Patients to Try Experimental Drugs

January 5, 2017

In our continuing review of California’s new law this year, CapRadio Health Reporter Ja’Nel Johnson discusses the new right to try law and new definition and sentencing surrounding sexual assault cases.

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