A first-of-its kind building has opened in Davis to provide shelter and services for those considered at-risk or experiencing homelessness. A new Study by UC Merced is revealing the chronic health issues farmworkers are experiencing and the challenges they face in accessing healthcare. CapRadio’s Nick Brunner and Andrew Garcia preview their top live music events in Sacramento for February.
In 2016, civic, community, and faith leaders in the City of Davis collectively decided they needed to come together and find a solution to a mounting crisis. The number of people experiencing homelessness in our state has only grown over the years, but it has grown sharply since the start of the pandemic, and Davis was no exception. After years of planning and collaboration, the doors opened this week on a unique approach to better serve Davis' unhoused community. Paul’s Place celebrated its grand opening yesterday on H Street in Central Davis, becoming what is believed to be the first facility of its kind in California. The four-story, multi-purpose building is designed to both shelter and provide essential services to those who are at risk or are experiencing homelessness. Bill Pride, Executive Director for Davis Community Meals and Housing, joined Insight to share the story of Paul’s Place, what makes it a one-of-a-kind location, and how it hopes to inspire other communities to follow its lead.
California's farm workers health
There’s no debate, California is the king of agriculture in the United States. According to California’s Department of Food and Agriculture, more than a third of the country’s vegetables and 75% percent of its fruits and nuts are grown right here in the Golden State. This economic engine of our state wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of thousands of farmworkers who pick and package all the succulent fruits and crispy vegetables we crave. But an unprecedented study by researchers at the University of California, Merced is pulling back the curtain on the lives and health of these farmworkers, revealing how this disadvantaged workforce is experiencing chronic health issues and severe challenges accessing healthcare. Its survey of over 1200 farmworkers throughout the state is considered one of the largest academic studies ever conducted on the health and well-being of farmworkers in the nation. Edward Flores, Faculty Director of UC Merced’s Community and Labor Center, and Cesar Lara, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, joined Insight to share the study's key findings and what the health of farmworkers means for all Californians.
Upcoming music events
It’s almost the weekend, a perfect time to hear music from Sacramento's thriving music scene. On any given month, there are many fantastic local performances throughout the region, making it challenging to narrow down which new or established artists to check out. The host CapRadio’s Hey, Listen!, Nick Brunner and Andrew Garcia, host of music and news, put their ear to the grindstone for us and joined Insight to share their top picks of shows to check out for the next two weeks.