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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Author Reyna Grande On Her New Memoir, 'A Dream Called Home'

July 17, 2019

Distance and separation affect people differently. Author Reyna Grande’s early life experiences have led her to seek a settledness, a home. She talks about this in the sequel to her memoir, "The Distance Between Us," titled "A Dream Called Home."

Courtesy of Wendy Carrillo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo Speaks From El Salvador, Part 2

July 17, 2019

In Part Two, California Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, speaking from El Salvador, talks about how her family came to the U.S., her university studies, how she feels about how the media handles news from the border and how she entered government.

Courtesy of Wendy Carrillo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo Speaks From El Salvador, Part 1

July 17, 2019

Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo joined Gov. Gavin Newsom on a trip to El Salvador in April of this year. Carrillo talked about the importance of the relationship between California and El Salvador and why Salvadorans are coming to the U.S.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Stopped Tracking Sexual Harassment Complaints Years Ago. What Happens Now?

July 17, 2019

At the height of the Me Too movement, California leaders couldn’t answer basic questions about the prevalence of sexual harassment complaints across state agencies. That’s because the state eliminated its tracking system in 2012.

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California Dream

Despite A Growing Latino Middle Class, California Families Face Hurdles Getting There

July 17, 2019

Despite rising incomes and lower poverty rate for Latinos, many California families struggle.

Rich Ibarra / Capital Public Radio

Wilting Under Pressure Of Blooming Crowds, Amador County’s Daffodil Hill Closes Indefinitely

July 16, 2019 | Rich Ibarra

Thousands of visitors made the trek up to the foothills each spring to view the hillside covered with daffodils, but its owners say the crowds were overwhelming.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio / File

PolitiFact California

Gavin Newsom Promised College Savings Accounts For Kindergarteners. He’s Taken A $50 Million Step

July 16, 2019 | Chris Nichols

During his campaign for governor, Gavin Newsom promised to create a "financial foundation for college beginning in kindergarten." We wanted to know what progress, if any, Newsom has made.

Richard Vogel / File / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

National Geographic’s Documentary 'Water and Power: A California Heist'

July 16, 2019

Filmmaker Marina Zenovich and attorney Adam Keats talk about the 2017 National Geographic documentary “Water and Power: A California Heist.”

Courtesy of Selland Family Restaurants

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Family Behind The Kitchen Celebrates Michelin Star

July 16, 2019

Founding Chef Randall Selland and his son CEO Josh Nelson join Randol White to talk about the surprise of winning a star in the Michelin guide, their family restaurant philosophy, and plans to open Bawk on R Street this summer.

California Dream

A Growing Latino Middle Class: One Family’s Journey From Have-Not To Have

July 16, 2019

Within two generations, the Rivera family has gone from the factory floor to solid middle class. It took lots of hard work and smart financial investments. But their story is rapidly becoming that of a growing number of Latinos in California.

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Iconic Yosemite Place Names Are Coming Back After Settlement Over Trademark Dispute

July 15, 2019 | Randol White

The federal government will pay more than $3.8 million in a settlement with the park’s previous vendor, which claimed it owned trademarks for names such as Ahwahnee and Badger Pass.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

California Stopped Tracking Sexual Harassment Complaints Years Ago. That Left Leaders Without Answers In The Me Too Era.

July 14, 2019 | Scott Rodd

California eliminated its system for tracking harassment and discrimination complaints in 2012, amid budget cuts and government consolidation. Now, the state’s trying to rebuild it.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Health Care

California’s Aid In Dying Law Is Mostly Used By White People. Here’s Why.

July 12, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

The majority of people who request lethal prescription drugs under the End of Life Option Act are white. Experts and health workers say the disparity is due to limited access to hospice care in non-white populations and varying beliefs about death.

Eduardo Verdugo / AP

State Government

California Could Reduce Welfare Payments To Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Children

July 12, 2019 | Scott Rodd

The proposal would eliminate so-called personal belief exemptions for parents who do not want to immunize their children. Failure to vaccinate could result in a penalty deducted from families’ benefits.

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