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LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Place And Privilege

The View From Here: Place and Privilege explores the history, politics and economics of housing affordability in California's capital.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

S10 E3: Sacramento Divided

Sacramento promotes that it’s more integrated than many other major cities across the country, but it’s actually more segregated than you might think.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

S10 E2: Segregated Sacramento

Cosmo Garvin explores Sacramento’s history of housing policies and how they have created racial and economic divisions across the region.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vanessa Nelson / Capital Public Radio

S10 E1: What Does Privilege Have To Do With It?

Insight host Beth Ruyak introduces The View From Here: Place And Privilege, a multimedia project exploring the housing crisis in Sacramento.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Coming Soon, Place And Privilege

On Aug. 15, The View From Here will release the first three podcast episodes of our newest series Place and Privilege which explores the history, politics and economics of housing affordability in California's capitol.

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.