A survey reveals the inequities of child-care access for Black families in the Sacramento region. Stockton’s Police Chief provides the latest on a string of deadly shootings his department says are connected. A world-renowned violinist will perform with the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble.
Inequities in child-care access
Child-care can rival a mortgage and rent in California. A financial burden that is further weighed down by the reality that there is a shortage of available spaces. KidsData is a non-profit that tracks child-care costs and availability. Statewide the average cost for a child-care center is just under $1,500 a month. But that number is from 2018. The pandemic further strained what was already a difficult or unaffordable option for working households. A poll conducted by Valley Vision and in partnership with CapRadio surveyed residents across our six-county region (Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties). It found about a third of parents say they do not have access to the child-care that they need. CapRadio’s Education Reporter Srishti Prabha spent time understanding the “why” as well as sharing the voices and lived experiences behind this data.
Update on serial shooter from Stockton Police Chief
Stockton has been on edge in recent weeks. Police are searching for who they believe is a serial shooter, killing six people in the past year-and-a-half and injuring another victim who survived. The shootings were recently linked through ballistics analysis. Police are not saying that the shootings are race-related, but there is a common theme. The shootings are happening late at night in isolated areas. Four of the victims appear to be of Hispanic descent and some of the victims were also experiencing homelessness. So far, police have shared a grainy security camera video of a person of interest. Stockton’s new police chief Stanley McFadden joined Insight to provide the latest on the investigation.
Rachel Barton Pine to perform with Davis High School Baroque Ensemble
Rachel Barton Pine has used her remarkable musical talent to connect with people around the world. Described as an exciting, boundary-defying performer, Pine’s versatility on the violin has helped her earn countless awards and frequent performances among some of the most renowned orchestras. Her powerful and evocative performances have even been featured on the big screen/ including the award-winning 2018 film “The Favourite.” Pine’s next stop is here in Northern California where she’ll be performing with the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble. The virtuoso joined Insight to tell us more about this performance along with Angelo Moreno, the Orchestra Director for Davis Senior High School.