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Pauline’s been a journalist for more than 15 years, during which she was Capital Public Radio’s healthcare reporter from 2011-2015. Her work has aired frequently on National Public Radio, and her byline has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, CNN.com, Washingtonpost.com, and Scientific American.
Pauline’s been awarded multiple regional Edward R. Murrow awards, national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists and a first-place prize from the Association of Health Care Journalists.
For the better part of a decade, Pauline freelanced from Latin America. Her reporting on melting glaciers in the Ecuadorian Andes was part of a George Polk award-winning radio series in 2006.
When she’s not producing stories, Pauline’s getting crafty; glass mosaics, knitting and soap-making are just a few obsessions. And she loves learning the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Pauline has a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.
Distance Learning Impasse Could Plunge Sacramento City Schools Further Into Fiscal Crisis, County Superintendent Says
September 15, 2020
Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools Dave Gordon says the lack of agreement between teachers and the Sacramento City Unified School District over distance learning could lead to illegal practices and more fiscal problems for the school system.
September 10, 2020
While teachers and administrators battle over a contract, students and families' distance learning experiences vary school-to-school in Sacramento City Unified School District during the first full week of the 2020-2021 school year.
September 7, 2020
Sacramento City Unified School District and the teachers union haven’t agreed on a learning plan under COVID-19, but administrators say they’re moving forward anyway.
September 3, 2020
More than 10 million California households have responded to the 2020 census so far. Now, the state is spending $10 million to focus counting on 2,000 census tracts that have low response rates.
August 31, 2020
But since July, when the state issued a ban on indoor religious services in many counties to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the strip of Jazz Alley has been a place for worship.
August 18, 2020
California’s physicians say measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 could also help tamp down other respiratory illnesses, but people should stay up-to-date with vaccines to prevent a surge of other illnesses.
August 3, 2020
With indoor worship services now prohibited under recent public health orders to stop the spread of COVID-19, local faith groups are forced to find new ways to pray together.
July 19, 2020
Two-thirds of working area residents want to keep doing so at home at least two days a week even after the pandemic, according to a poll by CapRadio and nonprofit Valley Vision.
July 15, 2020
Nearly half of Sacramento-area residents in a CapRadio/Valley Vision survey said they had lost income because of COVID-19. Some communities have been hit harder.
July 13, 2020
A joint survey of the greater Sacramento region, run by CapRadio and Valley Vision, suggests residents experience the pandemic differently depending on their racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.