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The View From Here is a podcast and more. It explores one topic at a time, asking questions, connecting community, listening, learning and seeking solutions to tell compelling personal stories that transcend regular journalism.
A large community of Pacific Islanders lives in Meadowview, attending Christian churches and public schools. When members of the Tongan community were becoming active in gangs, elders brought them back to their roots, teaching them Polynesian dance.
October 10, 2019
Sacramento's Meadowview neighborhood came to prominence as the place where police shot and killed Stephon Clark. CapRadio spent a year listening and learning about this diverse and surprising place that exemplifies neighborhoods across the country.
October 6, 2017
Sacramento's housing shortage affects everyone, from middle-class renters to homeless residents. We explore the history, politics and economics of housing in California's capital through personal stories of neighbors hit the hardest.
May 31, 2017
1,100 students. 21 languages. 56 teachers. Encina Preparatory (6-12) High School serves families who come from around the world and across the street. Over one school year we explore culture, resilience, challenges and change in suburban Sacramento.
October 28, 2016
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.
December 5, 2014
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.
May 9, 2014
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?
September 20, 2013
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.
March 1, 2013
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.
August 24, 2012
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.
April 6, 2012
Every dollar spent on prevention today could save $5 in future health care costs. Community health innovators in California and Mexico apply strategies and technologies to help people become more resilient and require less medical care.
November 18, 2011
Type 2 diabetes is hitting hardest in communities of color, where access to health care and healthy choices can be limited by income, education and geography. Across California, culturally-based approaches are lengthening and saving lives.
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