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LATEST SHOW | Friday, October 6, 2017

Place And Privilege

The View From Here: Place and Privilege features first-person perspectives on navigating the housing affordability crisis in California’s capital.


  • Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

    Rent Overburdened

    Amy Quinton

    Renters in the "missing middle" — people with median incomes — are being displaced from their homes or forced to live in substandard housing because of Sacramento’s lack of affordable housing.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Without This Housing, I’d Be Dead

    Pauline Bartolone

    Local hospitals are subsidizing rent and investing in housing to help reduce unnecessary ER visits, ensure better follow-up care and build community goodwill.

  • Lynda’s Choice

    Cosmo Garvin

    Housing Choice Vouchers are supposed to help low-income people live in neighborhoods with convenient transit, good schools and economic opportunities. In reality, voucher holders have few good choices.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Place And Privilege Podcast Trailer

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.

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.